Windows Vista Forums

Favourite Links - help

  1. #1


    Andre Guest

    Favourite Links - help

    Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.

    If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    constantly, then it is not working properly over here.

    I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me. It
    even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it doesn't
    matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to it
    (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.

    http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg

    That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    very much.

    Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Your Favorite Links have disappeared because you used either a registry
    tweak or a 3rd party tweak to get rid of your shortcut arrow overlays. If
    you deleted the regkey 'IsShortcut', it also kills off other types of
    shortcuts, such as the one to Favorite Links and in Game Explorer.

    --
    Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3EBEF05B-56F6-428B-A61A-B364E23FAA2C@microsoft.com...
    > Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.
    >
    > If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    > constantly, then it is not working properly over here.
    >
    > I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me.
    > It
    > even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it
    > doesn't
    > matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to
    > it
    > (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    > shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.
    >
    > http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg
    >
    > That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    > very much.
    >
    > Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Andre Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    You are right Jane. I did lost my Game explorer links too.

    So, at this point, there is not a way to remove the shortcut overlay like
    Power Toys did on XP?

    I prefer my Favourite Links, so as soon as I get home I'll try putting my
    shortcuts back.

    Thank you

    Andre

    "Jane C" wrote:

    > Your Favorite Links have disappeared because you used either a registry
    > tweak or a 3rd party tweak to get rid of your shortcut arrow overlays. If
    > you deleted the regkey 'IsShortcut', it also kills off other types of
    > shortcuts, such as the one to Favorite Links and in Game Explorer.
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3EBEF05B-56F6-428B-A61A-B364E23FAA2C@microsoft.com...
    > > Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.
    > >
    > > If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    > > constantly, then it is not working properly over here.
    > >
    > > I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me.
    > > It
    > > even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it
    > > doesn't
    > > matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to
    > > it
    > > (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    > > shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.
    > >
    > > http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg
    > >
    > > That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    > > very much.
    > >
    > > Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Andre,

    If you want to hide the shortcut arrow, you may use "Method 1" here:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm
    (Works fine in Windows Vista as well)

    -or-

    Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover:
    http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/de...itemid=3228154

    --
    Regards,

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


    "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8C260876-EF0D-4AB4-B1ED-4FC286C41C94@microsoft.com...
    You are right Jane. I did lost my Game explorer links too.

    So, at this point, there is not a way to remove the shortcut overlay like
    Power Toys did on XP?

    I prefer my Favourite Links, so as soon as I get home I'll try putting my
    shortcuts back.

    Thank you

    Andre

    "Jane C" wrote:

    > Your Favorite Links have disappeared because you used either a registry
    > tweak or a 3rd party tweak to get rid of your shortcut arrow overlays. If
    > you deleted the regkey 'IsShortcut', it also kills off other types of
    > shortcuts, such as the one to Favorite Links and in Game Explorer.
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3EBEF05B-56F6-428B-A61A-B364E23FAA2C@microsoft.com...
    > > Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.
    > >
    > > If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    > > constantly, then it is not working properly over here.
    > >
    > > I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me.
    > > It
    > > even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it
    > > doesn't
    > > matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to
    > > it
    > > (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    > > shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.
    > >
    > > http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg
    > >
    > > That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    > > very much.
    > >
    > > Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Andre,

    Ignore the 2nd link in my earlier post. The "Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover" again removes the IsShortcut registry value. (Just now tested it)

    --
    Regards,

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


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message news:uQPnNTuWHHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    Andre,

    If you want to hide the shortcut arrow, you may use "Method 1" here:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm
    (Works fine in Windows Vista as well)

    -or-

    Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover:
    http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/de...itemid=3228154

    --
    Regards,

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


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Andre Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Thank you very much, Ramesh. Actually, there is a new version of FxVisor that
    removes the shortcut overlay without breaking the links and shortcuts.
    Version 1.3.

    http://www.frameworkx.com/frameworkx...blog=56&id=636

    They say several people tested and it is working. I ran it here myself and
    it works perfectly. But I prefer your registry solution. I have even created
    a reg file for it. I think this is a cleaner solution (and I'm an advanced
    user, so I know how to go back to old settings).

    Once again, thank both you and Jane very much for your help.

    Andre

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Andre,
    >
    > If you want to hide the shortcut arrow, you may use "Method 1" here:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm
    > (Works fine in Windows Vista as well)
    >
    > -or-
    >
    > Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover:
    > http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/de...itemid=3228154
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8C260876-EF0D-4AB4-B1ED-4FC286C41C94@microsoft.com...
    > You are right Jane. I did lost my Game explorer links too.
    >
    > So, at this point, there is not a way to remove the shortcut overlay like
    > Power Toys did on XP?
    >
    > I prefer my Favourite Links, so as soon as I get home I'll try putting my
    > shortcuts back.
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Andre
    >
    > "Jane C" wrote:
    >
    > > Your Favorite Links have disappeared because you used either a registry
    > > tweak or a 3rd party tweak to get rid of your shortcut arrow overlays. If
    > > you deleted the regkey 'IsShortcut', it also kills off other types of
    > > shortcuts, such as the one to Favorite Links and in Game Explorer.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:3EBEF05B-56F6-428B-A61A-B364E23FAA2C@microsoft.com...
    > > > Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.
    > > >
    > > > If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    > > > constantly, then it is not working properly over here.
    > > >
    > > > I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me.
    > > > It
    > > > even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it
    > > > doesn't
    > > > matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to
    > > > it
    > > > (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    > > > shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.
    > > >
    > > > http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg
    > > >
    > > > That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    > > > very much.
    > > >
    > > > Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)

    > >

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    You're welcome Andre, and thanks for the update on Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover program.

    See also:

    How to remove or modify the Shortcut overlay in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/

    --
    Regards,

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


    "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9F2C83B8-7AE3-412B-A197-A37A69019109@microsoft.com...
    Thank you very much, Ramesh. Actually, there is a new version of FxVisor that
    removes the shortcut overlay without breaking the links and shortcuts.
    Version 1.3.

    http://www.frameworkx.com/frameworkx...blog=56&id=636

    They say several people tested and it is working. I ran it here myself and
    it works perfectly. But I prefer your registry solution. I have even created
    a reg file for it. I think this is a cleaner solution (and I'm an advanced
    user, so I know how to go back to old settings).

    Once again, thank both you and Jane very much for your help.

    Andre

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Andre,
    >
    > If you want to hide the shortcut arrow, you may use "Method 1" here:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm
    > (Works fine in Windows Vista as well)
    >
    > -or-
    >
    > Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover:
    > http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/de...itemid=3228154
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8C260876-EF0D-4AB4-B1ED-4FC286C41C94@microsoft.com...
    > You are right Jane. I did lost my Game explorer links too.
    >
    > So, at this point, there is not a way to remove the shortcut overlay like
    > Power Toys did on XP?
    >
    > I prefer my Favourite Links, so as soon as I get home I'll try putting my
    > shortcuts back.
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Andre
    >
    > "Jane C" wrote:
    >
    > > Your Favorite Links have disappeared because you used either a registry
    > > tweak or a 3rd party tweak to get rid of your shortcut arrow overlays. If
    > > you deleted the regkey 'IsShortcut', it also kills off other types of
    > > shortcuts, such as the one to Favorite Links and in Game Explorer.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:3EBEF05B-56F6-428B-A61A-B364E23FAA2C@microsoft.com...
    > > > Hey there guys. I need some help with the Favourite Links on Explorer.
    > > >
    > > > If it works they way I think, that is, shortcuts to folders you use
    > > > constantly, then it is not working properly over here.
    > > >
    > > > I drag folders to the Fav Links pane the way Vista's Help instructed me.
    > > > It
    > > > even says I'm allowed to sort these links in any way I want. But it
    > > > doesn't
    > > > matter what I do, my links don't show there. I have added some folders to
    > > > it
    > > > (C:\Users\[username]\Links) but they don't show up. The screenshot below
    > > > shows you my links folder and the Favourite Links pane.
    > > >
    > > > http://rash.apanela.com/images/favlinks.jpg
    > > >
    > > > That is a most wanted feature for me. Could someone please help? Thank you
    > > > very much.
    > > >
    > > > Vista Ultimate 32-bit retail (box)

    > >

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Andre Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Unfortunately, that registry modification didn't work. Initially it did, but
    the second time I logged on my user it would draw a huge black box instead of
    the overlay. Have a look.

    http://rash.apanela.com/images/blackbox.jpg

    So I'm back to FxVisor 1.3.

    André

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > You're welcome Andre, and thanks for the update on Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover program.
    >
    > See also:
    >
    > How to remove or modify the Shortcut overlay in Windows Vista:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Andre,

    Keith Miller reported this problem earlier, but I could not reproduce it in my system here. Might occur with some graphics cards it seems.

    You may use the following icon instead:

    C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll,11

    I'll duly make a note of this point.

    --
    Regards,

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


    "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:26B27A91-DD32-453B-BF17-EF2DABC3CEC8@microsoft.com...
    Unfortunately, that registry modification didn't work. Initially it did, but
    the second time I logged on my user it would draw a huge black box instead of
    the overlay. Have a look.

    http://rash.apanela.com/images/blackbox.jpg

    So I'm back to FxVisor 1.3.

    André

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > You're welcome Andre, and thanks for the update on Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover program.
    >
    > See also:
    >
    > How to remove or modify the Shortcut overlay in Windows Vista:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Andre Guest

    Re: Favourite Links - help

    Ramesh, thank you for your help. I tested the new icon and I got this

    http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?i...overlayrs1.jpg

    a faint square where the overlay should be. It is a start, but not ideal. I
    really didn't want to use FxVisor 1.3, but it does remove the overlay
    properly.

    I got used without the overlay... it is a little hard to go back.

    Thank you very much for your invaluable help.

    Andre

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Andre,
    >
    > Keith Miller reported this problem earlier, but I could not reproduce it in my system here. Might occur with some graphics cards it seems.
    >
    > You may use the following icon instead:
    >
    > C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll,11
    >
    > I'll duly make a note of this point.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Andre" <Andre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:26B27A91-DD32-453B-BF17-EF2DABC3CEC8@microsoft.com...
    > Unfortunately, that registry modification didn't work. Initially it did, but
    > the second time I logged on my user it would draw a huge black box instead of
    > the overlay. Have a look.
    >
    > http://rash.apanela.com/images/blackbox.jpg
    >
    > So I'm back to FxVisor 1.3.
    >
    > André
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    > > You're welcome Andre, and thanks for the update on Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover program.
    > >
    > > See also:
    > >
    > > How to remove or modify the Shortcut overlay in Windows Vista:
    > > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/
    > >
    > > --
    > > Regards,
    > >
    > > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Favourite Links - help
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Favourite Links and Common File Dialogs Vista file management
favourite links not creating shortcuts! Vista file management
Remove "Favourite Links" in Windows explorer? General Discussion
Favourite Links Bar Screwed Up Icons Vista General
How do I get my Favourite links back??? Vista file management