*Windows* Explorer Favorites?

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ladybugblue
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*Windows* Explorer Favorites?

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My Windows Explorer Favorites menu is gone (along with My Documents mapping, the ability to customize my Start Menu, and a few other things).

I think I was part of a pilot group at work and they tweaked our settings & aren't sure how to get them back.

I've browsed around the Microsoft site, but any time I look for "Favorites" it assumes I mean IE Favorites, and not Windows Explorer.

Anyone know where I can find the documentation (or know how to directly) tweak the registry so I can get this stuff back?

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Strangely enough, when we run Malwarebytes on a PC here (locked down with active directory "enhancements"), it happily identifies the registry entries such as NoChangingWallpaper as Hijacks. and reverses them.

(Unfortunately the customisability thus gained doesn't survive a login :sad:) So (and the moral is...) try a malwarebytes scan and see what happens.
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Take a look at this article to see if it offers any helpful suggestions.
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You may be dyslexic.

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Thanks so much for this article Doc, it is excellent :-)
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Hi Cyber !! Glad to see you made the move to the "new" Lounge.
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ladybugblue wrote:I think I was part of a pilot group at work and they tweaked our settings & aren't sure how to get them back.
Anyone know where I can find the documentation (or know how to directly) tweak the registry so I can get this stuff back?
If those settings are being controlled by Group Policy at work even if you knew the registry settings to change the changes would not surivive a re-boot. Also, you may not be able to use regedit anymore either.

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Agree with Cyber - thanks so much - good article!

And thanks Joe - yeah, I got myself pulled from the lock-down "container" ;) so now it's a matter of restoring things!