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Windows 7: Having Trouble saving Favorites inside Favorites

23 Dec 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm curious Phil are you trying to add a .lnk file or an address like -http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/203923-having-trouble-saving-favorites-inside-favorites.html ?


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23 Dec 2011   #12
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Britton 30,

Like: http://www.sevenforums.com/

Regards,

2harts4ever
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23 Dec 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I may be wrong here, but I don't think you can save plain text as a favorite. As I said it has to be lnk file, or in the case of a webpage, a .htm file, like below. Note, this is just a picture, not the .htm file.
Having Trouble saving Favorites inside Favorites-htm-file.png


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23 Dec 2011   #14
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Normally I go to Windows Explorer to rearrange (organize) and view my Favorites. But for saving a new favorite, I open the page I want to save in IE8, push on the Favorites button (the one with the star on it), then click on the "Add to Favorites button" (the one with the star and the green "+" over it). In the "Create in" pop up there is a drop down list of all your existing folders so you can choose where to save the current page. There is also a "New Folder" button to add a folder to any existing folder as a subfolder.

If its not working right, you can try a reset of IE: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.
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26 Dec 2011   #15
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi roncerr and all,

I just discovered something that works for me while surfing around this afternoon. Go to the following link and scroll down to 'retired geek's" response to Don.H. I just post it in case anyone else moved their favorites from an older system to Win7 like I did. Retired Geeks solution worked like a Charm.

IE8 won't save to folder in favorites | Windows Secrets Lounge

Thanks to everyone who offered me any suggestions. It was appreciated.

Regards,

2harts4ever
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26 Dec 2011   #16
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
You should be able to do it as described in that link, but you should also be able to do it as both I and Britton suggested here:
Having Trouble saving Favorites inside Favorites
Having Trouble saving Favorites inside Favorites
So if the above described methods don't work for you I'd do a reset of IE as mentioned in my post.
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26 Dec 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good you have it Phil!
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27 Dec 2011   #18
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

roncerr and Britton30

Britton30: thanks

roncerr: I really appreciate your advice but as far as I know everything else except the ability to save Favorites the way you and Britton suggested is working fine.

I had saved my Favorites from my old computer running WinXP3 and for all I know that might be part of the problem (according to the link from the other forum I posted there are others having the same problem).

So ... since I am not that computer savvy .... I guess I had better leave well-enough alone ...lol

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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