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    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
    Published by Category: General Tips
    04 Jul 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



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


    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
    Add or Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane in Windows 10-favorites_in_navigation_pane.png



    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

    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 When 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





  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #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 Computer


  2. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  3. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #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 Computer


  4. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #4

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


  5. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Your first command is incorrect and not valid.

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


  6. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #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 Computer


  7. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  8. Posts : 958
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #8

    beta said:
    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 ?
    Changing the Attributes value to 0xf080004d​ allows the folder to expand in the NavPane. Not sure if all are necessary, will test later.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 20H2
       #9

    Expand Favorites


    beta said:
    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,
    KeithM said:
    Changing the Attributes value to 0xf080004d​ allows the folder to expand in the NavPane. Not sure if all are necessary, will test later.
    I tried setting the Attributes value to 0xf080004d, unfortunately it does not work, using Win10 20H2. Any ideas?
      My Computer


 

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