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Windows 7: Favorites bar

07 Dec 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZORG View Post
Hi Kari

The problem is that thereīs no way in hell to make it accept to add a link just clicking on Add to Favorites.
I installed it twice īcause i thought it could be a bad installation but it seems not to be that, at least thatīs what i think.

Clicking the title of that drop down menu, you add a bookmark whereever you want to. Default location Favorites folder.

I click here:

Favorites bar-ie9_add_to_favorites_2.png

It opens this:

Favorites bar-ie9_add_to_favorites_3.png

Using Internet Explorer 9 Beta:

Favorites bar-ie9_version.png


EDIT: I'm sorry. I first now realized you are talking about IE8, I am talking about IE9. Really sorry...

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07 Dec 2010   #12
James Colbert


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZORG View Post
Hi Kari

The problem is that thereīs no way in hell to make it accept to add a link just clicking on Add to Favorites.
I installed it twice īcause i thought it could be a bad installation but it seems not to be that, at least thatīs what i think.

Zorg, filling out your system specs helps us to help you.

Also, we need to know whether you are using 64 bit or 32 bit IE (You will only have 64 bit if you are running 64 bit Windows)? You can determine which IE is in use by clicking on Help\About in IE. If it's 64 bit, it will say '64 Bit Edition' next to the version #. If it's not 64 bit, it won't say anything next to the version #.

Also, please post any error messages you may be receiving.

Now, on to the problem:

Perhaps we are just not understanding. Are you saying that your issue is not how to add favorites, but that you are unable to add any favorites at all? Please correct me if this is wrong, but in the event that this is your issue, it could be a problem with an IE add-on.

1) First, try using System Restore to restore your system to a date before the problem began, as per this link:

System Restore

2) If this doesn't help, or if you have no restore points pre-dating the issue, try to run IE without add-ons:

Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools|Internet Explorer (No add-ons)

If after running IE without add-ons you are then able to add to favorites, you can remove all of your add-ons and re-install them one at a time until the problem recurs, telling you which add-on it is.

If disabling add-ons doesn't solve your problem (and if I am now understanding you problem correctly), here are a few links that may help:

Favorites won't open and new faworites can't be added

HELP - IE 8 Can't Add to Favorites

ie8 cannot add to favorites - Google Search

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZORG View Post
...The problem is that thereīs no way to save links in the left-side option of the browser...
Click favorites then "add to favorites". It will be added to the general favorites folder rather than one of its sub folders. (You still have the option to put it in a subfolder if you want using the dropdown list.)

I use that method to add favorites to the list. But to access my favorites to go back to a saved site, I use a shortcut on my desktop to the Favorites folder in Windows Explorer since I have way to many favorites to find the one I want in the tiny browser left-side window.
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07 Dec 2010   #14

win 7 ultimate

Ok! Now it seems to have worked out. I reinstalled IE8 and didnīt install the ADD-ONS and i managed to save the links to the Favorites. Now, what iīll have to do is to find out the shitty one that caused me so much trouble.

All right, thank you very much for the help.

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