Favorites in Windows Explorer is one of the hundreds of new features introduced with Windows 7. For those who aren’t aware of this feature, Favorites menu appear in the left navigation pane of Windows Explorer and lets you access your favorite locations with a click.
With default settings, Desktop, Downloads, and Recent Places appear under Favorites. Windows lets you add new locations to this list by dragging and dropping a folder or drive to this area. You can go through our how to add new locations to Favorites guide for detailed instructions.
If you have personalized Favorites list by adding new locations, then you might like to back it up or even want to personalize it further by adding separators or hiding icons. For those who would like backup favorites and customize it, we have a handy tool to share with you.
Favorites Backup is a handy utility for all Windows 7 editions to quickly personalize explorer’s Favorites list feature. At the first glance, this tool might seem like a useless tool, but it’s not.
The tool lets you perform some simple but useful things. With Favorites Backup one can add, remove, and restore profiles with a click. In addition to this, it also lets you delete favorites list, and add new separator between Favorites. By adding seperators, you can organize favorites into groups.
Finally, one can also make favorite’s icon invisible using this tiny tool. Favorites Backup is compatible with all editions of Windows 7. It’s a portable tool and doesn’t demand an installation. How to add new items to the navigation pane guide might also help you in customizing the navigation pane. And if you don’t want to see the navigation pane, click Organize and then deselect Navigation pane option to hide it.