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Windows 7: Duplicate Bookmarks


17 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Duplicate Bookmarks

Whenever I right click in IE8 and select 'add to favorites' - I get two new bookmarks in my drop down favorites menu instead of just the one. They have different titles but both point to the same page, sometimes only one will work, sometimes they both do. For example, I used the search facility on this forum and saved the first page of results to my favorites. I got the following two new entries as a result:

1) bookmarks Google search

2) bookmarks - Google Search

In this case, the first bookmark doesn't work, but the second does. How do I make IE8 only save the one (working one)?

Cheers

Edit to add that option two has abbreviated itself for the benefit iof this thread, whereas in my favorites menu it appears as it's full url (a very long one at that)


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17 Nov 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hi Stockman & welcome,

I'm curious -
Does the same thing happen if you save to Favorites [ IE8] this way?

Left click Favorites [upper left hand side] - Add to Favorites.
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18 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Hi JMH - thanks for replying. I rarely save by that method, but just did so 3 times so I could answer your question. Two times, only the one new entry appeared, but on the third occassion, two entries appeared
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Many IE8 problems can be fixed with a reset: Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset
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15 Mar 2011   #5
rme

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I am having the same problem. I reset IE and tried to save a bookmark again. This time it only saved one copy, but the copy saved didn't work. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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15 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rme View Post
I am having the same problem. I reset IE and tried to save a bookmark again. This time it only saved one copy, but the copy saved didn't work. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Post the bookmark here so we can try it.
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17 Mar 2011   #7
rme

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Alright, what happened after I posted was that I closed IE. When I opened it back up, there were two again. One that works, and one that doesn't. Happened on both of these sites:

Roger Miller ROM Double Reeds REEDS & CANE
MARAZZI Montagna 12 in. x 12 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor & Wall Mixed Mosaic Tile - UF62 at The Home Depot


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18 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

I just went to both sites and saved them by left clicking on favorites/add to favorites. I have only one copy of each. I even went to Windows Explorer displaying Favorites and searched for the words "roger" and "marazzi" to make sure there was only one version of each site. I'm using IE8 on a 32-bit Windows 7 PC. Other than an IE reset, I don't know what else to suggest, except perhaps some routine Windows maintenance. If you look in an Explorer window and order the list by modified date, you can see better what was just added (new additions at the top).
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29 Nov 2011   #9

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Same Problem - Never fixed

I know this is an old thread, but it's weird because I used "Bing.com" to search for ["Windows 7" + "Saving Favorites" + "2 entries"] and this was the only search result found.

So, small bit of background, this is a good lappy, powerful enough to run Second Life without any lag. It's just a little over a year old now and still working flawlessly. I keep it mean and lean and always up-to-date with all the Microsoft and HP updates that are recommended. I run the AVG Pro security suite with the Windows Firewall disabled because I like AVG's Firewall better. (just to keep you from having to go to my profile, it's an HP Pavilion dv6 with a core i7 and 4GB of ram and a 500GB HD. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Since the day I brought this home from the store, it has been doing exactly as the OP described. I get two entries in my favorites menu and usually, only one works. The other is usually just the "name" of the favorite.

I've been to many forums with the same question, never a resolution.

About three months ago, I got the Office 2010 Suite. I was using openOffice because my old Office 2000 doesn't work on Windows 7. Big change over so I decided to do a complete wipe and restore. I reformatted and re-installed everything from the restore partition installed on the restore partition.

Guess what, it still saves two entries nearly every time I save a favorite, no matter how I save a favorite. Pretty much gave up on it but I was bored this morning.
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30 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Take a look at this path in Windows Explorer:
C:/Users/<username>/Favorites. Organize the list for details view, add the "modified date" column, then click on the modified date column so that the most recently dated item is at the top. Is there one or two entries for each item?
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