Windows Explorer Favorites - Loss of Functionality

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Guest, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest 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?
     
    Guest, Sep 6, 2006
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  2. Guest

    Guest

    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
     
    , Sep 6, 2006
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  3. 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?
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Sep 6, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Perfect answer - solved the problem like a dream. Thanks Ramesh!
     
    Guest, Sep 7, 2006
    #4
  5. 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!
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Sep 7, 2006
    #5
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