There should be an image here!Like Internet Explorer, Windows 7 lets you add items to your list of Favorites, making them more easily accessible. For example, if you frequently access a folder on your hard drive, you may want to add the folder to your list of Favorites. When you want to open the folder, just click on the folder from your list of favorites.

There are a number of ways that you can customize favorites making the favorites feature of Windows 7 really work for you.

One of the obvious ways that you can customize favorites is by adding your own favorites to the list. This includes folders, drives, saved searches, and so on. To add an item as a favorite, drag it to the Favorites section in the navigation pane.

If you have a lengthy list of favorites, you may want to re-order them so your most favorite favorites are at the top of the list. To change the order of favorites, drag a favorite to a new position in the list.

If you no longer want an item on your favorite list, you can remove it. To remove a favorite, right-click the favorite, and then click Remove. This removes the favorite from the navigation pane. It does not delete the item that the shortcut points to.

If you want to start with a clean favorites list, you can always restore the default favorites. In the navigation pane, right-click Favorites, and then click Restore Favorite Links.

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