Windows Vista Tips

Windows Vista Tips > Newsgroups > Windows Vista File Management > My favorite links are gone...

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

My favorite links are gone...

 
 
Raphi14
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-26-2007
Hello everyone,

Because of that horrible Norton Antivirus, i had to sent back my new PC
(asus F5R) to the PC dealer, who reinstalled (forgive my english, i am french
:-D) Vista and all the other things.
But when i got my PC for the second time, the favorite links had disappeared
: they are (empty).
I have to precise that i ask them to put the Pictures, the Documents and the
Music on D: (whereas these folders where on C:, previously).

* The "Links" folder contains the usual shortcuts : Pictures, Music, etc...

* I didn't try to delete the arrow on the icon of the shortcuts. I say this
because i heard about a problem with favorite links, which could appear when
you try this, and it deletes the "Is_Shortcut" Key in the register base. But
i didn't do this, futhermore i checked the register a few days ago, and this
key is here yet.

* This morning, i uploaded an avatar on a forum (i don't know how you say in
english... maybe a "discussion group" or something like that), so as you can
imagine, the explorer openned for me to select the picture i wanted. And
then, there was others favorite links, like "Réseau" (it should be something
like Network in english) etc... the favorite links were not empty.



How can i do to restore my favorite links ? I tried to do the "drag and
drop" thing (glisser-déposer as we say in french), but it didn't worked, and
i also try to click on "restore the default favorite links" (or something
like that in english), but still nothing.

Thank you "d'avance" (french expression which mean something like "before
you do it")

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Ronnie Vernon MVP
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-26-2007
Raphi14

If your PC Dealer did not save the Favorites Links before they formatted the
hard drive and then reinstalled Vista, you will not be able to recover those
links. Formatting the hard drive completely deletes everything.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Raphi14" <> wrote in message
news:02E55383-3F67-48AF-B13A-...
> Hello everyone,
>
> Because of that horrible Norton Antivirus, i had to sent back my new PC
> (asus F5R) to the PC dealer, who reinstalled (forgive my english, i am
> french
> :-D) Vista and all the other things.
> But when i got my PC for the second time, the favorite links had
> disappeared
> : they are (empty).
> I have to precise that i ask them to put the Pictures, the Documents and
> the
> Music on D: (whereas these folders where on C:, previously).
>
> * The "Links" folder contains the usual shortcuts : Pictures, Music,
> etc...
>
> * I didn't try to delete the arrow on the icon of the shortcuts. I say
> this
> because i heard about a problem with favorite links, which could appear
> when
> you try this, and it deletes the "Is_Shortcut" Key in the register base.
> But
> i didn't do this, futhermore i checked the register a few days ago, and
> this
> key is here yet.
>
> * This morning, i uploaded an avatar on a forum (i don't know how you say
> in
> english... maybe a "discussion group" or something like that), so as you
> can
> imagine, the explorer openned for me to select the picture i wanted. And
> then, there was others favorite links, like "Réseau" (it should be
> something
> like Network in english) etc... the favorite links were not empty.
>
>
>
> How can i do to restore my favorite links ? I tried to do the "drag and
> drop" thing (glisser-déposer as we say in french), but it didn't worked,
> and
> i also try to click on "restore the default favorite links" (or something
> like that in english), but still nothing.
>
> Thank you "d'avance" (french expression which mean something like "before
> you do it")
>


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Raphi14
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-27-2007
I understand, but what about the default favorite links ?
I wasn't talking about favorite links i had choosen (and i didn't add any
favorite links the first time...)

When they reinstalled Vista, the default favorite links should have been
reinstalled too, shouldn't they ?
For example, as i explained in my previous message, when i uploaded a
picture yesterday and a window openned for me to choose it, i saw some
favorite links...

I forget to precise something yesterday : on the navigation panel, when i
right click on the empty column, i have the choice between "restore default
favorite links" (as i said, it didn't work), and "open the favorite links
folder". When i click on it, nothing happens. So i think it doesn't find the
folder with favorite links, but i have a "Links" folder with all the default
links inside.

So, any ideas to recover the default kinks ?


 
Reply With Quote
 
Ronnie Vernon MVP
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-27-2007
Raphi

If you are looking at the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer, Move the
cursor to top of the Navigation Pane, right above the name Folders. The
cursor will change to a double arrow. Press and hold the left mouse button
and drag that divider down.

Is this what you are looking for?

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Raphi14" <> wrote in message
news:E0FE1520-ED89-4757-A8D1-...
>I understand, but what about the default favorite links ?
> I wasn't talking about favorite links i had choosen (and i didn't add any
> favorite links the first time...)
>
> When they reinstalled Vista, the default favorite links should have been
> reinstalled too, shouldn't they ?
> For example, as i explained in my previous message, when i uploaded a
> picture yesterday and a window openned for me to choose it, i saw some
> favorite links...
>
> I forget to precise something yesterday : on the navigation panel, when i
> right click on the empty column, i have the choice between "restore
> default
> favorite links" (as i said, it didn't work), and "open the favorite links
> folder". When i click on it, nothing happens. So i think it doesn't find
> the
> folder with favorite links, but i have a "Links" folder with all the
> default
> links inside.
>
> So, any ideas to recover the default kinks ?
>
>


 
Reply With Quote
 
Raphi14
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-27-2007
Sorry, i suppose i didn't explained my problem very well.

I did a screen capture : http://imgoxy02.free.fr/file/8.15650.jpg

As you can see, the favorite links (liens favoris) are empty (vide), and i
couldn't recover them... this is my problem.

I don't want to hide them, but to recover them.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Ronnie Vernon MVP
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-28-2007
Raphi14

Aha! OK, now I see the problem. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand
words.

All of the folders that appear in the Favorites Links section of the
Navigation Pane are shortcuts to folders or other objects. You can place a
folder there by simply dragging and dropping the folder in the Favorite
Links section. When you drag and drop a folder there a shortcut is created
for the folder, you aren't actually moving the folder.

All of these shortcuts are contained in the C:\Users\your username\Links
folder. You can also use this folder to create shortcuts that will appear in
the Favorite Links section.

The default shortcuts are:
Documents
Pictures
Music
Recently Changed
Searches
Public

If you want to remove a shortcut from that list, you can right click the
shortcut and select the "Remove Link" option. You can also remove one of the
shortcuts by deleting it from the Links folder.

Let me know if this answers your question.


--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Raphi14" <> wrote in message
news:F6A7FE4D-A4CA-4AB0-90F7-...
> Sorry, i suppose i didn't explained my problem very well.
>
> I did a screen capture : http://imgoxy02.free.fr/file/8.15650.jpg
>
> As you can see, the favorite links (liens favoris) are empty (vide), and i
> couldn't recover them... this is my problem.
>
> I don't want to hide them, but to recover them.


 
Reply With Quote
 
Raphi14
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-28-2007
Thank you for you help, but as i told you, i aldready tried before all the
things you are telling my, and it doesn't work.
I did a second screen cap : you will see my links folder, which contain all
the usual shortcuts, but they are NOT in the favorite links.
This is my problem : there is nothing in the favorite links panel, and
whatever is the way is try, i can't change it !

http://imgoxy02.free.fr/file/8.15662.jpg
 
Reply With Quote
 
Kody Brown
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      08-31-2007
You can add shortcuts to your Links folder. It is generally located at: %USERPROFILE%\Links

for instance, mine would be C:\Users\Kody\Links

Just create shortcuts in that folder, then close and re-open Explorer.

EggHeadCafe - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
 
Reply With Quote
 
StephMir
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-08-2007


"Kody Brown" wrote:

> You can add shortcuts to your Links folder. It is generally located at: %USERPROFILE%\Links
>
> for instance, mine would be C:\Users\Kody\Links
>
> Just create shortcuts in that folder, then close and re-open Explorer.
>
> EggHeadCafe - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>

 
Reply With Quote
 
StephMir
Guest
Posts: n/a

 
      09-08-2007


"Kody Brown" wrote:

> You can add shortcuts to your Links folder. It is generally located at: %USERPROFILE%\Links
>
> for instance, mine would be C:\Users\Kody\Links
>
> Just create shortcuts in that folder, then close and re-open Explorer.
>
> EggHeadCafe - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>

Ok, So How do you remove the Favorite Links from within the folder view?
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Number of links in favorite links in Windows Explorer saiwing Windows Vista General Discussion 1 09-13-2008 10:46 PM
Change links under "Favorite Links" in Windows Explorer pane? Rick Windows Vista General Discussion 2 07-08-2007 05:29 PM
Change links under "Favorite Links" in Windows Explorer pane? Rick Windows Vista Mail 2 07-08-2007 05:11 PM
How to 'Add Favorite Offline' in Organize Favorite box? Ricky. Internet Explorer 0 03-20-2007 04:22 PM
Please vote for favorite session/groups in IE 7 like Opera supports for saving multiple tabs as a single favorite group molitar Internet Explorer 0 05-12-2006 06:19 AM