Quick Launch file location? My quick launch has lost it's way

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Toosun Dave, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Toosun Dave

    Toosun Dave Guest

    I think I inadvertently dragged the quick launch folder to the desktop.
    Now the quick launch does not work. and I have left it on the desktop
    wishing I could drag into it's correct pathway so that it will work again.
    Anybody know where it shoud go?

    Into the user folder perhaps

    Thanks

    Dave
     
    Toosun Dave, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. Toosun Dave

    Jon Guest



    Start button > "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer"

    Pop it in there.
     
    Jon, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. Toosun Dave

    Toosun Dave Guest

    Thanks so much, getting closer. but did not work.
    Pathway is Desktop>(my user name)> AppData>Roaming>Microsoft>Internet
    Explorer.

    Tried file both as Quick Launch and QuickLaunch

    Still nothing on task bar
     
    Toosun Dave, Jan 27, 2008
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  4. Toosun Dave

    Jon Guest


    Try a reboot (or logout / login ) after the previous
     
    Jon, Jan 27, 2008
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  5. Toosun Dave

    Toosun Dave Guest

    still nothing. I re-booted twice

    I still have a quick Launch folder on my desk top.
    My taskbar is unlocked.
    I've tried "Show Quick Launch" from the properties dialog box
    It's a read only.
    Just can't get those icons on the right side next to the start menu on my
    vita home premium desktop
    Bummer

    Thanks again
     
    Toosun Dave, Jan 27, 2008
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  6. Toosun Dave

    Spirit Guest

    Right Click Taskbar - Toolbars - check QuickLaunch
     
    Spirit, Jan 27, 2008
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  7. Toosun Dave

    Jon Guest


    Try using a recent 'System Restore' point, if you've got one handy.

    Start > System Restore > Click on the link and choose the most recent point.
     
    Jon, Jan 27, 2008
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  8. Toosun Dave

    Toosun Dave Guest

    THAT DID THE TRICK

    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

    Don't know why those little buggers mean so much to me but couldn't live
    without
    them!

    Dave
     
    Toosun Dave, Jan 27, 2008
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  9. Toosun Dave

    dmb3777 Guest

    If you do not want to go through the process of a System Restore (as it
    might change recently changed settings), then read the information
    below. You have direct access to the Quick Launch shortcuts to do what
    you need to do, and thus is better to do things this way in my opinion.
    All Dave had to do was open the 'Internet Explorer' folder from the
    first path shown below and drag his 'Quick Launch' folder from his
    Desktop back into (directly under) the 'Internet Explorer' folder within
    that said path. Why Microsoft decided to put the 'Quick Launch' folder
    within an 'Internet Explorer' folder is beyond me.


    The location of the actual folder containing the shortcuts that show up
    in the Quick Launch menu is:
    C:\Users\(YOUR
    USERNAME)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    If you are missing any shortcuts from the Quick Launch
    menu, then check for, and copy, them from here:
    C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Quick Launch
    After copying, just paste (what you copied) within the 'Quick
    Launch' folder at the end of the first path I listed above.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Note: For Windows XP, the location of the actual folder containing the
    shortcuts that show up in the Quick Launch menu is:
    C:\Documents and Settings\(YOUR USERNAME)\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you want to add shortcut icons directly to the Quick Launch group on
    the task bar, just drag the shortcut icon to the group of Quick Launch
    icons there. A black vertical bar will appear between, or on the side
    of, the icons as you move the mouse cursor over that group while still
    dragging. The black bar indicates where the shortcut icon will be
    placed after the mouse button is released. To reposition the task bar
    Quick Launch icons, just drag them around.

    If you have more Quick Launch icons than the task bar area is set to
    hold, then the icons overflow into an Extended Quick launch menu. The
    extended Quick Launch menu is what pops up after a click on the double
    arrows (>>) that are by the first Quick Launch grouping on the task bar.
    If you want the new icon within the Extended Quick Launch menu, then
    first make sure that you initially drag the new icon to the right side
    of the last (lower-right) icon within the the first Quick Launch
    grouping. While still dragging, you should be able to see the black
    vertical bar, or at least some of it, on the right side of that last
    icon if the cursor is in the correct position before releasing the mouse
    button. Since the new icon is being placed even -after- the last icon
    in that group, it will then fall into the Extended Quick Launch menu
    after the mouse button is released.

    Click on the double right arrows (>>) on the right side of the first
    quick launch group to open the Extended Quick Launch pop-up menu, then
    just drag the icons around to change their order within the menu if
    desired. You can also drag icons from the Extended Quick Launch menu to
    the first Quick launch group on the task bar, but not vice-versa...I
    don't think.

    I hope this info helps.
     
    dmb3777, Jul 10, 2009
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  10. Toosun Dave

    dmb3777 Guest

    Oh yes, I forgot; before making your way to the 'Quick Launch' folder,
    first make sure that you can see hidden folders in Windows Explorer or
    else you will not be able to see the 'Application Data' or 'AppData'
    folders.
     
    dmb3777, Jul 10, 2009
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