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removing favorites from explorer menu bar

by djonesc / July 1, 2005 4:29 AM PDT

it drives me crazy .... how do you remove *favorites* from the menu bar of explorer ... NOT internet explorer!

i'm running xp pro, sp2

thanks for any help


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Can't really...
by John.Wilkinson / July 1, 2005 12:14 PM PDT

The favorites are the same as the ones in Internet Explorer, so deleting favorites from one will automtaically delete them from the other. In fact, Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are tried into one another (should I go so far as to say one-in-the-same?)...a sitaution (integration of IE into Windows) that has creaded a pretty good debate concerning both security and legality. For instance, open Windows Explorer and type in will instantly ''turn into'' Internet Explorer. Thus it is impossible to delete a favorite from one and not the other.

If you are referring to the category ''favorites,'' you're out of luck again. It is impossible to remove a single menu (in this case, favorites), or the entire menu bar (''file'' through ''help''), using ''normal means'' (although there may be a third-party program that can do this). The only thing you can do is remove the ''favorites'' button from the toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar, and selecting ''customize.'' Then scrool down through the list and ''remove'' ''favorites.''

Hope this helps,

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A small doubt
by S.Ahmed / July 1, 2005 3:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't really...

Hi John,

I totally agree with you regarding the deletion of Fav in Windows Explorer resulting change in IE.

But Once I found that Customer was able to browse in Windows Explorer but not using IE..How would you Explain that.

Suhail Ahmed

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Windows Explorer
by #Josh / July 1, 2005 3:08 PM PDT


Now why would you be using Windows explorer???? It' a load of that crapy Microsoft crap, just searching for avavlible updates. USE MOZILLA FIREFOX!!!!!!!! much better.

Btw.. you can't remove any favorites from Windows Explorer.

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lol you all failed where i succeed
by hyperdyne / December 30, 2010 7:45 AM PST
In reply to: Windows Explorer

i deleted that, as well as all the other crap that windows uses to keep tabs on users. if somebody asks politely ... perhaps ill tell u. i also have permanent access to run as %system% and can delete anything and everything without the obnoxious blue screen of death. which btw is fake. it only comes up when u go into an area of memory windows didnt want u to. in other words bill gates is a copywrong ****! i have proof all over. bring it.

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I assume...
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 9:31 PM PST

Good to see someone with 'all the facts' about the lies and misinformation that BG gives out.

I assume you noticed that you replied to a 2005 discussion?

But of course. You're "on the ball"; right?


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if i was the solution - ... - than why does it matter?
by hyperdyne / January 4, 2011 6:01 AM PST
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if u can see this post then it must be worth a reply to then?
if i found this post?
how is it any longer older than newer than yesterday?
if the previous post had an answer which provided a solution or a perhaps a SECRET CLUE, then perhaps it should be sticky noted?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 4, 2011 7:30 PM PST

Whatever it is you're saying, right.

Locking this discussion now. After 5 and a half years it is time to put this to bed.


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