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Windows 7: IE 8 & 9/ Windows 7 - It takes too long to Bookmark a link !!!!


10 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
IE 8 & 9/ Windows 7 - It takes too long to Bookmark a link !!!!

I am running IE 8 , latest as of 10 Sept 11, Windows 7 Ultimate on an Intel Quad Core (9300), 8 GB RAM, 1.5 TB Drive. When I hit "Add to Favorite" on IE to book mark a link, it takes 20-40 seconds until I am prompted to save the link some 30-40 seconds later. Needless to say, this is very annoying. I tried the following troubleshooting to isolate the problem:

1- Installed IE 9 - Same Issue
2. I removed all my existing favorite links/folders from the "Favorites folder" under C/ Users) - thninking that the number of existing links/folders may be the cause - Same Issue
3. I uninstalled IE 9 and defaulted to IE 8 - Same Issue
4. I uninstalled IE 8 - i.e. no IE browser left in my OS since IE 7 can not run on Win 7- then reinstalled IE 9 - Same Issue
5. I tried firefox, it works like a charm.

I restored to earlier versions of windows backups but it did not help. I suspect that this issue has been there for a while - may be some file or registry entry is corrupted. Any help will be appreciated - including clean removal of IE 9 and clean install or..any sound advice- thanks


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10 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You could try the keyboard shortcut Ctrl D to save the bookmark its a long shot but will only take a second.
Try Tools >Internet Options>Advanced>reset Internet Explorer Options.
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10 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
You could try the keyboard shortcut Ctrl D to save the bookmark its a long shot but will only take a second.
Try Tools >Internet Options>Advanced>reset Internet Explorer Options.
Thank you for the suggestion - Saving a link using a CTRL D did not help.
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10 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried disabling or uninstalling all add-ons/ plugins for the browser, closing and restarting it then trying to bookmark? May be some add-on interfering.

IE safe mode - start menu search/about:no add-ons.

Deleted browser history/cache/cookies, etc?

And/ or tried resetting IE?

Internet Explorer - Reset
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10 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi Airbot,


Thank you for the tip. I disabled all add-ons, did an IE reset - without add-ons and less that 5 links saved in my Favorites folder, it still takes 12-15 second to save. Is this normal? How long does it take to bookmark?
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10 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not sure why.
Doesn't sound normal to me.
Bookmarking in IE for me is pretty much instantaneous.

Perhaps an AntiVirus/firewall/network shield program/s you have installed and monitoring interfering?
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10 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

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Not sure why.
Doesn't sound normal to me.
Bookmarking in IE for me is pretty much instantaneous.

Perhaps an AntiVirus/firewall/network shield program/s you have installed and monitoring interfering?
Airbot,
Thank you for the reply, I will try to investigate the firewall/antivrus settings per your suggestion. One more thing, I checked theProperties of the Favorites file under C:|Users and I have 1.43 GB for a size. I do not have much stored in favorites other than the default links and a couple more. Can you or anyone tell me if this is normal?
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10 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I only have a size of 467 KB with 2,745 files/26 folders. Not huge, but quite a bit of bookmarks in there.
Not sure why yours would be so large a size if you say it's with only default links and a "couple more".
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10 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

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I only have a size of 467 KB with 2,745 files/26 folders. Not huge, but quite a bit of bookmarks in there.
Not sure why yours would be so large a size if you say it's with only default links and a "couple more".
Airbot,

Thank you again. I am going to focus on how to delete the Favorite file, which is locked, I think it is part of IE- I may have to uninstall IE9, find a way to delete the locked Favorite file and reinstall IE 9.
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10 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Right click on Windows Explorer and select run as administrator & you should be able to open the favorites folder & delete the crap
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