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Windows 7: How do I remove the Favorites Bar Folder?

18 Jan 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The C:\Users\(User-Name)\Favorites\Favorites Bar folder is for the Favorites bar in Internet Explorer.

That folder is where the links you add to the Favorites bar in IE are saved at.

Since you have three C:\Users\(User-Name)\Favorites folders, there may be an issue with it. As a test, use OPTION TWO below to make sure that this Favorites folder is set with it's default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


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18 Jan 2014   #12
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 

Brink:
I do not have three C:\Users\(User-Name)\Favorites folders. I have one Favorites Folder at the very top of WE. The first line and is empty. I have one Favorites Folder as the very last entry of WE, and it was a duplicate of the C:\Users\(User-Name)\Favorites folders which has now disappeared after step 2.I'm beginning to think there is no way to remove this annoying folder. I guess I could live with it.
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18 Jan 2014   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since you have the Favorites folder in 3 locations is exactly why I believe that there may be an issue with your C:\Users\(User-Name)\Favorites folder if it's not set properly in the registry to be at that location.

That's why I would recommend to try OPTION TWO as posted above to restore the default location to see if it may also help with the reproducing Favorites Bar folder since that folder is in the Favorites folder by default. They are tied together, so if one is messed up, it could very well affect the other.

It's certainly worth a try since all it's doing is setting them back to default. If it doesn't help, then at least you ruled this out as a cause.
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18 Jan 2014   #14
tlrsr

Win 7/64 Pro.
 
 

Brink:
Running through your option two restored the Favorites Folder to the User location. Of course it is empty with the exception of the Favorites Bar folder. I will try deleting it and see if it comes back.
I will keep you updated as to any progress.
Thanks again.
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18 Jan 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime. Hopefully that'll do it.
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18 Jan 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Very interesting issue I might say,
If it returns add some screen shot to show where it's reproducing,
Do you have a Skydrive folder under Favorites ?
Cheers.
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