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How to re-create Windows Explorer "Favorites"

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    Windows 8 64-bit

    How to re-create Windows Explorer "Favorites"


    I deleted my links and favorites folders the other day, not realizing what I was doing. Now I want the "links" folder back, because I miss the Favorites in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer. What I need to know is how to re-create the "links" folder.

    This thread dealt with a similar problem; however, I need some explanation on how to make the "links" folder and have it recognized as the default folder for Favorites. I've tried to find some info on how to make a shell folder but nothing's made much sense or worked for me.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello NobleBadger, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might check your Recycle Bin to see if they may still be in it. If so, then you could restore them from the Recycle Bin.


    If you only deleted them in the "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder, then you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore them. Most like using only step 1 should do it since you only deleted them.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Brink,

    I ran the reg file download, then used cmd prompt to reassign the attributes. Restarted the computer and voila!, there was the links folder again.

    Appreciate the prompt help!
    Doug
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Doug. I'm happy to hear that they are back.
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