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windows 7Among  its  innovations, Windows 7 has got  a Favorites  list on the left side of Windows Explorer. Such a  feature gives the user a quick list of the most used locations on the computer. Furthermore, the Favorites list contains by default the following links: Desktop, Downloads and Recent Places. If you want to add more items to the Favorites list such as folders, libraries etc, here is a quick and easy trick to apply.

  1. Browse to the item (such as your drive, folder or libraries) you want to add to Favorites.
  2. Please, make sure that the full path of such an item is fully visible and correct on the Address Bar.
  3. Right-click on Favorites (right on  the bar containing the yellow star).
  4. A menu should appear. Select Add Location in Browser to Favorites.
  5. Done!
  6. Alternatively, to make things easier, you can just drag-and-drop a folder or a library or whatever you want to the Favorites, to automatically add a link to it.

If instead you want to delete an item from Favorites, here is another simple trick.

  1. Right-click on the item in  the Favorites.
  2. A menu should appear. Select Delete.
  3. That’s it!

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  2. Kari Says:

    You can add application shortcuts and not just folders to the favorites by clicking the start button, clicking your user name , click the links folder which appears and dragging apps into there. The shortcut appears instantaneously in your favourites panel

  3. Mary Says:

    When I right click the yellow star it adds the link to the tool bar. How can I stop this from happening. I only want to add to favourites dropdown, not to the toolbar. Thanks for your help. Mary

  4. Paul Says:

    GPO Way?

    Is there a way to populate the Explorer favorites (NOT internet explorer favorites or bar) with Group Policy Preferences or other?

  5. Freda Says:

    please tell me a simple way to delete multiple items from my windows 7 favorites, thanks,Freda

  6. Robert Says:

    I have the same problem as Max. I also have no right click options for adding anything to Favorites. I can see everything I’ve tried to add by going under Start-Computer-Favorites, but they’re not there in the Favorites tab.

  7. Matt Says:

    Thanks for the information – it’s exactly what I was looking for. I have now deleted some unwanted items from my favourites list and will probably even add some at some stage in the future. Cheers

  8. Max Says:

    This approach used to work for me but it has somehow stopped working. I can see the starred Favorites bar but it won’t expand and I can’t add any items to it. Also, the right pane is blank if I click on Favorites even though it is initially populated when I first open Win Explorer 7.

    Any ideas?

  9. Rob Says:

    would be great, but you can bookmark home directories of ftp site you can only bookmark subfolders of the ftp site

  10. chuck Says:

    Why won’t my favorites come on when I clik on them in my favorites list ?

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