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'Favourites' list on Desktop. Where listed?

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    'Favourites' list on Desktop. Where listed?


    When I open a website on my Desktop & decide to 'Add to Favourites', how can I get it also listed in my 'Favourites' list in 'File Explorer'?

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    All your Favourites will be in the folder, you go to C> Users> your name and click "Favourites" to view.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    When I open a website on my Desktop & decide to 'Add to Favourites', how can I get it also listed in my 'Favourites' list in 'File Explorer'?
    I did it this way :

    I opened Favorites in IE 10.
    I had the window shrunk up so as to show a large portion of the Desktop.
    I dragged & dropped the Favorite link to the Desktop.

    I use Classic Shell with the Start button.
    I clicked on the new Desktop shortcut & dragged it to the Start button which automatically opened the Desktop Start Menu.

    I dragged it up to Favorites & dropped it off.
    Now it appears in File Explorer Favorites.

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    There may be other ways to do it.
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    Thanks for that David, I just dragged & dropped it directly from the Favourites list in IE10 to Favourites in the File Explorer, but it was your suggestion that prompted me to do that.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you got it working.
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