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Windows 7: Can not add to Favorites.

27 Jul 2011   #1
BML

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Can not add to Favorites.

I'm not sure where this thread should go but here it is.
I have a new computer running Windows 7 and using Internet Explorer 64 Bit. Although I managed to move my Favorites list from the old computer I am unable to add to that list.
Is there a simple way to fix that fault because when I keyed the problem into the Web I was offered all sorts of magic fixes which expereience has taught me to be very carefull with.


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27 Jul 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums BML. I saw your other post in an old thread, this is fine.

Explain how you are trying to add to faves. Is it the IE favorites we are talking about?
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27 Jul 2011   #3
BML

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm using the method that I used with XP to 7 which is I find a Web Page I like, open the Add to favorites column, click onto "Add to favorites" Click onto Favorites which opens the list of favorites up, decide where I want to place the new Web Page and click onto Add.

I find that if I create a new folder call it anything I can add the Web Page to that and then drag it from there to where I want it but that seems a strange way to do it.
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27 Jul 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Go to the page you want, click on Favorites. At the top of Favorites there is "Add to Favorites". Click on that and a window will pop-up that has "Name" for the name you want to call it in Favorites and "Create In" for the folder you want it to appear in. Click "Add" in the pop-up and that is it.
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27 Jul 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Name:  Untitled.png
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Size:  16.2 KBYou can click and drag the site icon to the Favorites tab in IE. You might have a look here: Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix to see if it may apply to you, Step one.


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27 Jul 2011   #6
BML

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I know how to add to favorites but it does not work for me and I understand it is a common fault with 7. I have given up attempting to get it to work but I did try dragging what I wnated in favorites and that did work so I will leave it at that and thanks to every one who gave me advice.
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27 Jul 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What I did from my XP favorite folder was to copy the items then paste them into Win 7 favorites. then from XP "Links" I pasted to Win 7's Favorites Bar
C:\Users\username\favorites

the 64 bit version of IE isn't quite finished I don't think, so 99% of us use the 32 bit version, it works in Windows 7 64 bit.
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