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Customize Favorites
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Published on 12/9/2006
 
You can customize the places bar in Windows Vista by using the following two Group Policy policies.

Customize Favorites

In Windows Vista, the Favorite Links list resembles the places bar. To view the Favorite Links list in the Save As dialog box, click Browse Folders. You can also view the Favorite Links list in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista.

However, even though the Favorite Links list in Windows Vista resembles the places bar in Windows XP, you cannot customize the list by using the same Group Policy policies that you can use in Windows XP. The links that appear in the Favorite Links list are stored as Windows Shortcut (.Ink) files in a user profile. The user profile is located in the following folder:

User_Profile\Links

Therefore, instead of using Group Policy to customize the Favorite Links list, you must customize the .Ink files that are in the Links folder.