Category Archives: Windows 7

Restore Deleted Favorites

I recently deleted the folder “Favoriten” in the home directory of my Windows 7. This broke the explorer feature as the folder was not recreated. To do this simply open a command prompt (cmd) cd to your home directory and use the following statements to recreate the folder and restore the explorer functionality:

mkdir Favorites
mklink /j Favoriten Favorites

This is of course for a german version of windows. After executing these statements my favorites are working again.

Windows 7 Library Icon

If you want to change the icon of your custom library in the windows 7 file explorer you have to edit a file with your favourite editor. I found the file under the following url:


There I added


after “<isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>”