Questions about managing shortcuts to often used locations. Example: The list of favourites shown in windows explorer.

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Windows 10 Quick Links - renaming them using mklink app [closed]

It looks like the only way to use a Quick Link named the way a user wants it named is to use a cumbersome command line app from Microsoft named "Mklink" (make-link). There is no documentation ...
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Glitch with Favorites Bar icon: CBS News.url

This icon got imported from the old IE browser after Windows 10 upgrade. It does not function, and I cannot delete or remove it from the Favorites Bar. When I click it, it crashes the browser ...
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Windows Explorer favorites separator bar?

Seems like on the internet there's no solution for Windows 7 favorites bar separator? It's really confusing when there are so much links. I want to group it and separate it to make it easier to find, ...
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Network drive vs Favourite in accessing a shared folder in Windows desktop

I have a shared folder in a windows desktop running windows 7, and this has a limitation of allowing only 20 concurrent users. If my team maps this folder as a "network drive" in their desktop (rather ...
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Windows 7 Navigation Bar — show only plain favourites?

Is there a method to force Windows 7 show only plain list of favourites every time a new Explorer window is open? I love the way it was previously done in Vista (no tree, no root item):
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Explorer favorites (links) are the same as favorites in IE

Using Windows XP Pro. Helpdesk from my work screwed up installing my new laptop and now favorites in explorer are the same as in internet explorer. They said something about MUI and changing the ...
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How to one-step-add current movie playing in Media Player Classic to the favorites list?

How to one-step-add current movie playing in Media Player Classic to the favorites list? I can go to favorites with the mouse and click to add but there are several steps. Is there some key I can ...
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Windows 8 clicking on favourites opens whole structure

Hello my windows 8 explorer started to act really weird. When I click on any favorite folder shortcut on the left sidebar of my explorer windows (wheres the directory structure located) for example on ...
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Favorites disappeared in windows 8

The favorite links on the left side of all the folders have disappeared on my computer. Normally I had links to Downloads, Desktop and some more. But one day, they were all gone. And I can't find a ...
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How do you sort the list of favorites in Windows RT

On the Microsoft Surface RT, there are two instances of Internet Explorer. The version that is started from the Desktop has the usual star icon for Favorites that brings up the list of Favorites in ...
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How to expand a directory under Favorites in Windows Explorer sidebar

I can collapse and expand any directory in the Windows Explorer sidebar, except for those folders I have added to my Favorites. How do I enable the collapse/expand triangle? A third-party app would be ...
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Why are favorites in Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 the start menu All Programs links?

When I open my favorites in IE8 on Win7 64 bit, all the folders and programs from Start Menu -> All Programs are listed - why? And is there a way to fix this? I don't really want or need to open up ...
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Windows 7 add ftp location to Favorites in Windows Explorer

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and am trying to add a local FTP location to my Windows explorer favorites. For some reason, when I've browsed to say ftp://localaddr, and right click on ...
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After recovery to restore point, Windows 7 missing pinned items and favorites

I believe a recent windows update was interrupted. The next day, I could not logon and was presented with the error "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". I ...
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Windows XP / IE 7 cannot add Favorites - Unspecified error

Hi everyone hopefully someone can help with this. I am redirecting the location of the users Favorites folder using Group Policy to be placed in their network HomeDrive (H:). I am having serious ...
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Windows 7 Favorite folder doesn't work

So recently I did a very stupid thing and accidentally deleted my APPDATA, and now the favorite folder doesn't work anymore. The favorite folder I am refering to is the one in windows explorer in ...
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How can I stop the “Favorites” icon from constantly reappearing on my desktop?

I accidentally dragged the "favorites" link to my desktop once, and now it constantly reappears, despite repeated attempts at nuking it. How can I prevent it from reappearing?
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Windows XP - how to move Desktop and Favorites locations?

how could I move the Desktop location and the Favoriets location on Windows XP SP3? Let's say for instance I want to move them out from "C:\Documents and Settings\User" into "C:\". Is this possible? ...
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Remove Favorites button from IE8

Does anyone know how to remove the Favorites button that appears to the far left in IE8? This question is not in reference to the Favorites bar or the Favorites menu. Any help is appreciated!
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Can't add a folder to favorite pane on Windows 7

I accidentally deleted a folder in C:\users\[username] Now I can't add a folder to favorite on the left pane of My Computer. How do I restore it?
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What are some fast methods for navigating to frequently used folders in Windows 7?

(This is a followup question from my previous question.) In windows XP I used to be able to quickly navigate to frequently used folders by making use of the 'Favorites' menu item and the hotkey ...
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Is there any way to get tree organisation for Windows 7 file explorer favorites?

In XP there was a MenuBar called Favorites which seemed to be based on Internet Explorer Favorites. It was fantastic because it allowed for very fast tree style navigation (if set up correctly you ...
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favourite/most used folder launcher for xp?

I am regularly driven round the bend keeping track of folders (file system) Either I have to have a ton of windows open, each with a different location, or I have to renavigate each and every time ...
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Make favorites always visible in Windows Explorer

Vista introduced the favorites in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer. In Windows 7 I immediately noticed that the favorites don't have a separate pane at the top anymore. So to access the ...
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Remove “Favorites” in Windows 7 Explorer navigation pane

Is there a way to remove the "Favorites" item at the top of the navigation pane in Explorer in Windows 7? It really bugs me that it wastes so much space, and I can't find a way to remove it.
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Where is the favourites folder in Windows 7?

I wanted to copy my favourites links from another machine onto a newly installed Windows 7 machine, but the system won't let me paste them into the Favourites folder showing at the top of Windows ...
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Windows 7 (32bit) not adding favorites to Windows Explorer

I am attempting to add several locations on my disk to my "Favorites" in Windows Explorer. I have used this feature in the 64bit version of Windows 7 without a problem, but it does not seem to work ...