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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.


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