Q: Favorites Have Disappeared

A: The matter can be in the wrong Registry reference. Do the following:
1. Open the Start Menu
2. Launch regedit editor by clicking Start>> Run and typing in 'regedit'.


 open registry

3. Go to the key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell  Folders]

favorites disappeared


4. Change its value to the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders]


Or, delete the Registry key and create the new one with the correct type which points to the correct folder and reboot.