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PostPosted: Tue May 22 14:35:43 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Favorites disappearing

I have recently reinstalled IE 7 after a corupt file problem. I did that and
was using TweakIU to find my favorites folder and re-direct it. It worked
only briefly and crashed my IE so I reinstalled again and then attempted to
use the Favorites. Unfortunately, they have now disappeared. I have gone
through the regedit in order to redirect everything with no luck. I am using
XP SP2 and can see my history and feeds, just not my favorites. Please, any
advice would be great.

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dean-dean





PostPosted: Tue May 22 14:35:43 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Favorites disappearing Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard. Type "shell:favorites" (without
quotation marks) in the Run box, and press OK. What is the location (path)
of the folder? (You may have to unhide the Address bar in the toolbar of
Explorer, to see the path). The default location in XP is C:\Documents and
Settings\(Your Name)\Favorites. When you typed that command in Run,
however, it may show a different location. It will also probably show that
the folder is empty, but this where IE is looking to find your bookmarks.
Do a search for "Favorites" on your computer, and find the Favorites folder
with all your bookmark links (ignore other Favorites folders you might run
across). Select all the links and folders in that folder, Copy them, and
Paste them into the Favorites folder that you see when you typed
shell:favorites.

If your shell Favorites folder isn't in the default location, and you want
it to be there, you may have to edit the Registry. Post back for
instructions, if you need help.



>I have recently reinstalled IE 7 after a corupt file problem. I did that
>and
> was using TweakIU to find my favorites folder and re-direct it. It worked
> only briefly and crashed my IE so I reinstalled again and then attempted
> to
> use the Favorites. Unfortunately, they have now disappeared. I have gone
> through the regedit in order to redirect everything with no luck. I am
> using
> XP SP2 and can see my history and feeds, just not my favorites. Please,
> any
> advice would be great.

 
 
DeVill





PostPosted: Tue May 22 21:42:00 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Favorites disappearing Thanks for the info... and it seems that my reg-edit shell folder for
favorites is pointed to the same Address as the shell:favorites went to. I
have even gone so far as to remove NoAdware (since it wasn't really working
right) thinking it might be a problem there. Still no success. Is there
another area in the regedit that I should look?





> Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard. Type "shell:favorites" (without
> quotation marks) in the Run box, and press OK. What is the location (path)
> of the folder? (You may have to unhide the Address bar in the toolbar of
> Explorer, to see the path). The default location in XP is C:\Documents and
> Settings\(Your Name)\Favorites. When you typed that command in Run,
> however, it may show a different location. It will also probably show that
> the folder is empty, but this where IE is looking to find your bookmarks.
> Do a search for "Favorites" on your computer, and find the Favorites folder
> with all your bookmark links (ignore other Favorites folders you might run
> across). Select all the links and folders in that folder, Copy them, and
> Paste them into the Favorites folder that you see when you typed
> shell:favorites.
>
> If your shell Favorites folder isn't in the default location, and you want
> it to be there, you may have to edit the Registry. Post back for
> instructions, if you need help.
>


> >I have recently reinstalled IE 7 after a corupt file problem. I did that
> >and
> > was using TweakIU to find my favorites folder and re-direct it. It worked
> > only briefly and crashed my IE so I reinstalled again and then attempted
> > to
> > use the Favorites. Unfortunately, they have now disappeared. I have gone
> > through the regedit in order to redirect everything with no luck. I am
> > using
> > XP SP2 and can see my history and feeds, just not my favorites. Please,
> > any
> > advice would be great.
>
>
 
 
dean-dean





PostPosted: Wed May 23 00:49:09 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Favorites disappearing First, make sure the Favorites folder that the shell:favorites command
points to isn't hidden (check the Properties of that folder by
right-clicking a blank spot in the folder, or go Up a directory and then
right-clicking the Favorites folder).

Check the value Data for Favorites in these two keys (the data here is for
the default location):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders
should have this as its Data (REG_SZ value Type) for Favorites:
C:\Documents and Settings\(Your Name)\Favorites

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders
should have this as its Data (REG_EXPAND_SZ value Type) for Favorites:
%USERPROFILE%\Favorites

It's important that the value Type is correct for each entry in the above
two keys.

The (hidden, system) desktop.ini file in the shell favorites folder should
have this, when opened in Notepad:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=-173






> Thanks for the info... and it seems that my reg-edit shell folder for
> favorites is pointed to the same Address as the shell:favorites went to.
> I
> have even gone so far as to remove NoAdware (since it wasn't really
> working
> right) thinking it might be a problem there. Still no success. Is there
> another area in the regedit that I should look?
>
>
>

>
>> Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard. Type "shell:favorites"
>> (without
>> quotation marks) in the Run box, and press OK. What is the location
>> (path)
>> of the folder? (You may have to unhide the Address bar in the toolbar of
>> Explorer, to see the path). The default location in XP is C:\Documents
>> and
>> Settings\(Your Name)\Favorites. When you typed that command in Run,
>> however, it may show a different location. It will also probably show
>> that
>> the folder is empty, but this where IE is looking to find your bookmarks.
>> Do a search for "Favorites" on your computer, and find the Favorites
>> folder
>> with all your bookmark links (ignore other Favorites folders you might
>> run
>> across). Select all the links and folders in that folder, Copy them, and
>> Paste them into the Favorites folder that you see when you typed
>> shell:favorites.
>>
>> If your shell Favorites folder isn't in the default location, and you
>> want
>> it to be there, you may have to edit the Registry. Post back for
>> instructions, if you need help.
>>


>> >I have recently reinstalled IE 7 after a corupt file problem. I did
>> >that
>> >and
>> > was using TweakIU to find my favorites folder and re-direct it. It
>> > worked
>> > only briefly and crashed my IE so I reinstalled again and then
>> > attempted
>> > to
>> > use the Favorites. Unfortunately, they have now disappeared. I have
>> > gone
>> > through the regedit in order to redirect everything with no luck. I am
>> > using
>> > XP SP2 and can see my history and feeds, just not my favorites.
>> > Please,
>> > any
>> > advice would be great.
>>
>>