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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - How to Add Programs to Your Favorites List


When you open your menu in Windows 7, you see a list of favorites. That favorites list makes it easy to select the programs you use frequently, saving you valuable time and helping you get more done. You can easily add new programs to the favorites list for not only yourself but any users whose accounts you have access to. This trick makes it easy for systems administrators to adjust the favorites list for their users each time they install a new program or remove an older one.

To add programs to the favorites list for a user, just follow these steps.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Enter %user%\Links or C:\Users\[username]\Links in the address bar. Replace username with the name of the user whose favorites list you want to change.
3. Press Enter.
4. Drag the program you want to add from the Start menu to the user. If you prefer, you can right-click on a program, choose copy, then go to the Links folder for the user, right-click and choose Paste Shortcut.
To remove a program from the favorites list for a user, just follow these steps.

1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Locate the Links folder for the user
3. Right-click on the program you want to remove.
4. Choose Delete from the list of options.

 

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