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    Add or Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Favorites in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    13 Jul 2017
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    How to Add or Remove Favorites in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Favorites in the navigation pane is a way to easily access items in your %UserProfile%/Links folder.

    Windows 10 replaced Favorites from previous Windows with Quick access.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Favorites in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Favorites in navigation pane
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Favorites to Navigation Pane

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10, and go to step 4 below.

    32-bit_Add_Favorites_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download

    OR

    64-bit_Add_Favorites_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Favorites Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Favorites_from_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    15 Jan 2016 #1

    Thanks for this tutorial !
    However It is not possible to expand Favorites. Once you click the expanding arrow (or right click-> expand) the arrow simply disappears without revealing Favorites content in left panel.

    Do you have an idea ?

    Thanks !
    Best regards,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,075
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       15 Jan 2016 #2

    Hello Beta, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that I'm not aware of a way to have Favorites expand in the navigation pane yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       10 Nov 2017 #3

    Order of commands are vital? For example this one also works?
    Code:
    "{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}"=-
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       10 Nov 2017 #4

    And what's this exact command?
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,075
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       11 Nov 2017 #5

    Your first command is incorrect and not valid.

    The second command you posted is not part of the downloads for this tutorial.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       11 Nov 2017 #6

    OK let's forget about the 2nd one.
    But 1st one is just your tutorial, in different order, and my question was that here is your code:

    Code:
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}"=-
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    I just asked can I change the order of commands like below?

    Code:
    "{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}"=-
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}]
    Is it still valid?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,075
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
    Thread Starter
       11 Nov 2017 #7

    It doesn't matter what order you have the lines in since it will still delete the same key.

    However, your first line is invalid. That value has to be under the key it is in.

    I do not recommend to change them up, and run them as is in the tutorial for it to work properly,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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