Windows Explorer Favorites - Loss of Functionality


G

Guest

I have the "Favorites" button enabled in the menu bar of my Windows Explorer
page, but when I press it, it does not direct me to the favorites folder - it
toggles between the "files and folders info" LH pane and the "folders" LH
pane. I am using XP Pro on an office LAN.

The favourites command works fine in my office applications like Word and
Excel on file open command and in Internet explorer. I have had a look at
other guys' machines in the office and their Favorites work fine.

I tried to remove the button from the menu bar and then reinsert it, but
that did not help, and also tried the solution offered in another thread:
<http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites> with no luck. I have changed
the registry settings to "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" and modified the Type to
REG_EXPAND_SZ.

Any suggestions that may assist me please?
 
P

Pennywise

Netorius77 said:
I tried to remove the button from the menu bar and then reinsert it, but
that did not help, and also tried the solution offered in another thread:
<http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites> with no luck. I have changed
the registry settings to "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" and modified the Type to
REG_EXPAND_SZ.

Any suggestions that may assist me please?
No, help but you shouldn't of need'd to of modified the type to
REG_EXPAND_SZ all the entries are REG_EXPAND_SZ If it was different,
I'd do a malware scan

Key Name:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 9/22/2005 - 2:31 PM
Value 0
Name: AppData
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Application Data

Value 1
Name: Desktop
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

Value 2
Name: Favorites
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Favorites

Value 3
Name: NetHood
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\NetHood

Value 4
Name: Personal
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Value 5
Name: PrintHood
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood

Value 6
Name: Programs
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs

Value 7
Name: SendTo
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\SendTo

Value 8
Name: Start Menu
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu

Value 9
Name: Startup
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Value 10
Name: Templates
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Templates

Value 11
Name: My Pictures
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures

Value 12
Name: Local Settings
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings

Value 13
Name: Local AppData
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data

Value 14
Name: Cache
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Value 15
Name: Cookies
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Cookies

Value 16
Name: History
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History


Key Name:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders\New
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 9/22/2005 - 2:31 PM
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Click Start, Run and type:

regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I have the "Favorites" button enabled in the menu bar of my Windows Explorer
page, but when I press it, it does not direct me to the favorites folder -
it
toggles between the "files and folders info" LH pane and the "folders" LH
pane. I am using XP Pro on an office LAN.

The favourites command works fine in my office applications like Word and
Excel on file open command and in Internet explorer. I have had a look at
other guys' machines in the office and their Favorites work fine.

I tried to remove the button from the menu bar and then reinsert it, but
that did not help, and also tried the solution offered in another thread:
<http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites> with no luck. I have changed
the registry settings to "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" and modified the Type to
REG_EXPAND_SZ.

Any suggestions that may assist me please?
 
G

Guest

Perfect answer - solved the problem like a dream. Thanks Ramesh!
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome, Netorius77.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Perfect answer - solved the problem like a dream. Thanks Ramesh!
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top