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Cannot Add Items To Favorites


Cannot add items to favorites - windows 7 - internet explorer 8, brand new toshiba laptop. One user profile with admin rights. Win7 & ie8, norton system protect, and the other basic stuff, nothing special. In ie8 trying to add items to the favorites, nothing happens, try to organize favorites nothing happens. Disabled norton sp(_ product) and still have same issue. Disabled ie add-ons, same issue. There are no error messages or warning; as seen in vista. Just nothing happens. Ideas, other than reloading with xp pro?

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Favorites Doesn't Display Items In Folder

Every so often, for no reason i can determine, ie8 refuses to display the bookmarks inside one or more - but not all - of the folders under favorites. Usually it is a folder i have recently selected a bookmark from, but not always. To fix this, i need to log out of ie8 completely and then reopen it. I can also double-click on the folder name under favorites, which will open a display box and i can select the bookmark i want from there. Any idea what causes this problem and how to remedy it?

Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Won't Let Me Add New Favorites

I have ie 8 running on vista (w sp2) on a dell xps laptop. Just recently i found that i cannot add new favorites either to the favorites menu or the favorites toolbar. I can drag a link to the desktop and it will stick there, but after dragging one to the favorites toolbar, i can watch while the new link simply disappears. Likewise, when i click "add to favorites" on the menu, all the actions will take place, even to the new favorite appearing on the menu for a second but then it vanishes. There are no error messages when any of this happens. My old favorites are still there on the bar and the menu and work fine.

I have not been able to find anything about this problem elsewhere. I imagine it is a problem with a setting but i can't imagine which one. I have delete a lot of items from my favorites folder thinking it might be a storage problem but that was no help.


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Clicking On Favorites Button In Ie Displays Empty Favorites

Unable to add or organize favorites in ie8. Receive error message that c:/users/opa/documents/favorites/favorites refers to a location that is unavailable. The location does exist on my drive. Clicking on favorites button in ie displays empty favorites sub-screen.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Favorites Adding

Before i downloaded this new version i was very content with the fact that next to my favorites star button another star button with a plus for easy adding without having to open the annoying favorites menu for adding. Giving that option back to us, well me since i loved the option so much, would be absolutely great. And no i don't like that new option that goes with the star button that has the arrow, hate it. I would like to put the adding favorites button back into my toolbar, not going to the menu.

Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Favorites Not Working

I have ie8, vista, for some reason, all my favorites are no longer working. Meaning. They all display on my favorites tab, but when i click on it, nothing happens. My history tab works, all the links open up as they should, however, the favorites do not work.

I have tried to restore ie default settings, i resorted back to ie7, i reloaded ie8. I have exported the links (all look fine on export) i have deleted all of them, i re-loaded them and no luck. I click on them, select the arrow to the right, and nothing.


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Favorites Missing

Over the last 2-3 weeks all the links within ie8 favorites have disappeared. In fact when first clicking on favorites the following error message appears:

"Location is not available - c:users*name*musicfavoritesfavorites refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be in a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet on your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been move to a different location"

Subsequent clicking on favorites within ie8 then just comes up completely blank. I can find all the links within a favorites folder in the music folder location. I don't know why the favorites have been moved and how to rectify this. Any advice would be appreciated.

The problem is on a laptop running windows vista home premium service pack 2.


Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ie8 Favorites Do Not Work

I have the following problems with favorites in ie8:

Adding a favorite creates it twice (once with the url as name, once with the page title as name)
Clicking on any favorite in ie does nothing (no error, no feedback)

Favorites can be deleted without problem
Opening the url file in explorer opens a print window (the print is empty)
Reinstalling ie8 had no effect and no spyware was detected by multiple scanners

Anybody have any clue what could be the cause of this?


Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Favorites Not Working In Ie8

I have an hp pavillion running vista. Recently the "favorites" feature stopped working. All my bookmarks are still listed but they do not work (and the little icons before the text are now just empty boxes). If i try and add a favorite, it won't be added. I have not added any new programs that i am aware of. Favorites just suddenly stopped working. The favorites folder still exists in my users directory. The registry address is %userprofile%. I have uninstalled and then reinstalled ie 8. I have reset it. I have run it without add ons. I have scanned the computer for viruses using norton 360. Nothing has worked.

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Favorites Icons (favicons)

For each saved favorite in the drop down, a right-click to properties, then change icon, goes to a file containing only five preloaded generic other icons to choose from. Location: c:windowssystem32url.dll

So i want to design my own icons and tag them to various favorites (also perhaps on desktop). I also want to store them somewhere (if possible, add them to the same preloaded "library" at c:windowssystem32url.dll).

Can i do this? How? 


Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Where Are Email And Favorites Stored?

My new computer crashed and is being replaced. I dumped the contents of the original hard drive to an external drive so i can retrieve some contents. I wish to retrieve my email contact list, my emails - in all their different folders, my internet websites and cookies which has all my logins and such. I wasn't able to do an easy transfer under the circumstances. Is it possible to locate these files and just copy them to the new setup? I would hate to loose all this information.

Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Saving Of Favorites Problem

In win 7-64, ie8, everytime i save a favorite, it saves two lines to the folder. One entry is the name i gave it. That entry will not open the site. The second entry is the complete link  it does open the site. For example:

Saved the following with the name i gave it:
Kitchen cabinet finishing

The second line, never adjacent to the first saved line was:
Kitchen-cabinets-and-hardware.com-kitchen-cabinet-finishing.html

The entry of the name i gave it is useless.

How can i solve this problem?


Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Pin Items?

Quick bar fail and thus need help with pinning to start menu okay, here's my frustration. I got windows 7 on my new pc 3 months ago and the first thing i did was google a guide to get quick bar back in some over complicated way since this function was removed and no new proper function to replace it was introduced (see below). (Quick bar was there and set up however it's bugged and keeps disappearing, even if it's saved to a theme.

This might be related to a bug with language bar. So i'm so sick and tired of having to set up and reset up quick bar, i decided to give the "superbar" a new shot. )So this decision was made 2 hours ago right, and i watched like a million guides and read the howto by windows and everything but it's simply not working, because windows insists on doing it its own way. See, this is exactly what you shouldn't code your os to do if you want something to be intuitive, because frankly to get everything working the way i want it was as counter-intuitive as i ever had a windows. I actually read guides to get the simplest of things done.

I always knew the ins and outs of windows versions up until but excluding vista and i never touched a guide. Nyway, with that rant over (yes, 2 hours), here's my issue. My quick bar always has the following four icons shown:firefox, my documents, my partition disk d, desktop. Now, i want these exact icons to be shown on my bar. Yes, i know there's a desktop button to the far right, but that's the issue, it's to the far right. Not fast enough, not good for carpal tunnel. Furthermore, just hovering over it gets this annoying pointless "view your desktop but you can't even click the shade of a window to go to it" feature.

I could find no shortcut that actually brings me to desktop. Windows+spacebar doesn't do that. The issue is i can pin firefox perfectly fine, but i cannot pin documents or whatever. Furthermore, i obviously lose all the quick access to less used software that would normally be here with quick bar under the arrow (please fix quick bar to be an easily configurable, non bugged feature), but i'm ready to lose time over that by having to access it by typing it all out in the search bar. I cannot add my documents or my disk because it adds it to 1 single icon, namely windows explorer, and i obviously don't wanna click 3 times to get something i want in 1 click. I haven't even tried pinning desktop yet because i can already sense windows will disagree. Please help me to either make quick search stay forever or fix the above issues with this pin thing. Am i missing something?

On a sidenote, if you'd simply just make "pin to startbar" the default for anything dragged to the start menu - even a frigging song -, and then allow people to drag it into a different icon like windows explorer, it would be more configurable, more intuitive like you want your windows to be, and i wouldn't have wasted 2 hours. Thank you so much for your time and effort and my apologies for my anger, but this is such a pointless waste of time to get a functionality back that always was there and always was configured in a matter of 1 minute.


Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Put Favorites On Another Local Drive?

I would like to know how to path favorites on other local drive like drive d: coz i'm using windows steady state security and internet explore ver. 6 (ie6)

Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Import Favorites Lost Their Icons

I recently installed a new workstation running windows xp sp3 and ie7 (as was my previous workstation1). Can't go to ie8 because it is not certified to run with my company's enterprise software.

I exported my ie favorites from the old pc and then imported them on the new one; all the icons for my favorite sites have changed to generic ones. Why did the icons disappear and how can i get them back to stay? I have visited some of the sites and sometimes the icon comes back and other times it doesn't. Also, the icons don't always remain. Sometimes, for no apparent reason when i launch ie, some of them are back to generic again.


Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Change Width Of Favorites Toolbar

When i open my favorites toolbar, it appear on the left side of my screen (where it should), but only as a narrow sliver. When i drag my cursor over the right edge of the favorites tool bar i do get a double-headed arrow, but it wont let me drag the favorites window to give a wider column-width.

Also, when i try to 'click' the double-arrow on the toolbar's right edge, the right edge of the toolbar disappears and/or shifts to the left edge of the explores window (so i'm not sure if i'm actually selecting or 'clicking' on anything) - when i let go of the mouse button, the right edge of the favorites toolbar returns to its too-narrow config. Any suggestions? I'm also not sure how/why my favorites toolbar shrank to its present too-narrow column-width (i don't think i set it that narrow - if i need it that narrow, i just turn it off)


Posted On: 2010-06-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Office 2010 Favorites Feature

I'm looking for a couple features in office 2010 (just upgraded from office 2003). The first features is saving favorites from excel and word. In 2003 i would save a file link from the network or my hard drive as a favorite in internet explorer. Thus clicking the favorite in i.e. Would open the excel or word file on the network drive. The second feature i'm looking for is how to modify and save an attachment from an email without sending it or doing a save as to the hard drive. In 2003 you could open a file and it save it without having to do a save as. Hopefully this makes sense. Am running windows 7 pro 32bit on a new system.

Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Delete Favorites Bar Folder

How do i delete the favorites bar folder? I'm trying to delete the 'favorites bar' folder from my bookmarks list in internet explorer 8, as it is redundant. I do not currently, and will never use it, and i also do not want it there. However, every time i delete it, it comes back a few minutes later. I've disabled the favorites bar via group policy editor, and i've tried a suggestion i found of setting the corresponding folder to hidden via windows explorer, then deleting the folder from my bookmarks, but it reappears a few minutes later. Is there any way of getting rid of this folder permanently?

Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Delete Folders In Ie8 Favorites

I have a new hp pavilion desktop (6gb ram, 1tb hd) which came loaded w/ windows 7 and ie8, version 8. 0. 7600. 16385, 64 bit edition. I'm trying to clear all folders and favorites from favorites so that i can import a fresh set from another browser. All went well until the last few folders. When i try to delete these, i get the following message: "could not find this item. This is no longer located in c:usersferdfavorites. Verify the item's location and try again. " This is followed by the name of the folder and the date created.

I followed all of the steps, including those in the link to the microsoft kb article, in the moderator's reply to w mayberry's post of february 20, 2010, "i've been having a problem organizing my favorites file" because it seemed like a similar problem. However, none of those steps have worked for me.

Just to make things more interesting, i got the following error message in trying to delete one of the folders (unsorted bookmarks): "an unexpected error is keeping you from deleting the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem. Error 0x80070091: the directory is not empty" i searched on this forum for this error code, but got "no results found". I have no other problems with ie8. It works fine. This issue is more of an annoyance.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

History And Favorites Disappeared From Ie8

For no reason that i can fathom, ie8 has stopped displaying a short list of history and favorites in the drop-down address bar. Before today it would have a short list of 12 recent sites that i've visited, then a favorites heading and 5 sites from my favorites with an option to expand to more, then the history heading with 5 sites and the option to expand the list. Now i just get the 12 recent sites with no history or favorites headings at all.

I have tried unchecking the auto-complete options, closing the browser, restarting the computer, restarting ie8 and rechecking them (including favorites and history) and i just get the same result. I also ran ie8 without addons and confirmed that this is happening without an addon causing the problem. I liked being able to quickly click on one of my favorites from the drop-down menu (i kept my top 5 at the top of the list and so they were easily accessible), and i'd like to get this functionality back.

Will i have to completely reinstall ie8 in order to do so? As far as i'm aware nothing has changed on my computer between last night and today to have caused this. I think adobe updated, but as i mentioned i ran ie8 without any adobe addons and it still had the same issue.


Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Will I Lose My Favorites Saved To Explorer 8 Under Yahoo ?

I have to do a system restore on windows 7, will i lose my favorites saved to explorer 8 under yahoo?

Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Deleting Favorites, Desktop, Documents From Explorer

Can i eliminate or delete favorites, desktop, and documents from the windows 7 explorer file tree and start with my documents?

Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recent Items Problem

My 'recent items' are being redirected to my c: drive, so when i click on them they 'can't be found'. Most are in my shared or home drive. Even when 'pinned', the wrong drive is inserted, even though the path is correct when i use it to open the document. Also, 'pinned' items are not removed when i select 'unpin'.

Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Sorting Taskbar Items

I read that with windows 7, they have added the ability to reorder the open application windows in the taskbar by dragging them. I tried it and found that it drags all the windows of a specific application. I don't group all windows of a specific application so i am finding that the reordering "feature" doesn't do what i had hoped.

For example. Let's say i have 3 different ie windows open to different webpages. If i drag one of them in the taskbar, it doesn't do anything except drag all 3.
Is there a way to drag just one window to reorder it or is the reordering function useless?


Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Desktop Items Gone After Reboot

So i came home from work, and when i unlocked my computer it was mentioning something about damaged section on one of my 1tb hdd's. Windows 7 asked for reboot, so i accepted. Pc rebooted and a black screen came up and started to repair something. After 5-6 steps done pc rebooted again and log in screen popped up. After that i logged in and pc fully booted i noticed that my desktop items wore missing. Win 7 asked for recovery, so i accepted that, hoping it would solve my problems. After 10 min, and the recovery done i rebooted my pc.

Pc wore fully booted and icons are still missing.
I tried some trouble shooting, and after 2hr's of reading and clicking in win 7 i gave up.

I can't left click on desktop to multiple mark ether.

I cant find anything wrong, and nether can the troubleshooting program.

I have right clicked my desktop > personalize > change desktop items.
They're all marked in the box.
I have tried to end explorer.exe and boot it up again.
I tried to run backup image.

And nothing seems to help me.
Win 7 is installed on a 150 gb 7200 rpm hdd.
It's a clean hdd with only win 7 installed on it.

From my prospective i have to format c: and do a clean install.

I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dragged Items Off Screen

I have a program that has a search option within that program. I accidentally dragged the search box off the screen all the way and now i can't see it at all to drag it back. There is no option to restore, resize or maximize the search box. I've tried everything including changing the display resolution and orientation. Alt/tabbing sees the box, but as i stated before there's no way to resize, restore or maximize it to grab it and move it around.

Posted On: 2010-03-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Keep Pinned Items On The Taskbar

I am able to pin to the taskbar. If i "sleep" my computer they will stay. If i restart my computer all the pinned articles to the taskbar will no longer work. Why? I need to reset all of them. How can i keep the pinned items pinned even after i restart my computer?

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open Items From Within Search

I note that many, many folks are having difficulty with explorer in windows 7. This is likely related, but i can't find discussion of this specific issue.

Windows 7 pro x64

When i have the search window open (i use ctrl-f to launch it), it erratically but frequently ceases to allow me to open a file or email message from within the search window. This is usually accompanied by the preview pane ceasing to work. This is then usually followed by explorer crashing.

However, all of the above are somewhat inconsistent. They happen on a nearly daily basis, but in different permutations. Restarting will always resolve the issue, but only temporarily. It sometimes returns immediately, sometimes hours later.

I don't see this behavior on my other systems so perhaps it is a third party software issue. But i can't associate this with any obvious third party software interference.

Has anyone experienced and resolved a similar issue?

And, who can recommend a third party search utility that works well with windows 7 and specifically with outlook 2007? I am completely dependent on searching my email archives, previewing and then opening the messages from within the search window/utility.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Unwanted System Tray Items

I recently used revo uninstaller to uninstall weather watcher, weather watcher live and weather bug. Most everything was removed except for their system tray icons and options from the notification area icon control panel. How can i get rid of all traces of these apps?

I guess i can't attach an image here so, here's a link to a screen shot of what i'm talking about:

http://i103. Photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/computer/unwantedsystrayitems.jpg

I had some other stray files that i was able to get rid of with regedit but, i for the life of me can't figure this one out. I hope i have this in the correct place. I'm sure there are files somewhere i need to delete which is why i chose this forum.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Items In Recycle Bin Invisible

I've got 3 systems running on windows 7 (64-bits), but one of them has a malfunctioning recycle bin. When i delete an item or folder, it does not appear in the bin, while the bin itself has a certain size and appears to be filled somehow. I cannot restore the deleted items either, but i can empty the bin.

I've already tried to delete/hide the recycle bin from the desktop and i've checked its properties several times, but i can't find out how to fix it. This problem was present from the very beginning, even before i had installed other applications.


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .