Every month or so my Macs drops all the favorites I have in the Finder windows (which also appear in Save/Open system dialogue windows). I takes time to redo them, and it is frustrating.
I know that there are questions here and on other forums about this happening after macOS updates, but I find it happens without warning -- even without doing a User logout and login it can happen, especially links to pCloud files (which uses a virtual drive system extensions.) Links to directories on external and mounted volumes disappear as well!
I've tried using symlinks in Terminal and they suffer the same fate. The only other thing I can think of is an Applescript routine to save the aliases to a list in a file and another routine to reinstall the links as "Favorites".
This has occurred in many past versions of macOS for as long as I can remember. My Mac is currently on Mojave (internal boot partition) and Catalina (external drive boot partition.)
Does anybody have any viable solutions and/or remedies I should consider?