Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: IE11 Won't Save Favorites

08 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
IE11 Won't Save Favorites

Hi Everyone,

I have just finished a clean reinstall of Win7 Home Premium following a BSOD incident --- cause unknown.

As no update was being offered following the install, I chose to install IE11 manually.
This appeared OK, and I then moved the Favorites folder to my D:\drive.
Checked registry and it appears in the appropriate "Shell" entry as D:\Favorites.

In the "View" Tab, I have Menu Bar and Status bar ticked, but the Favorites and Command Bar are greyed out completely.

I have imported some Favourites into the folder (from prior to BSOD) and they are all visible, and usable, when I click on the Favorites Tab. I can even see them in the Organise Favorites bit too.

Can anyone please shed any light on what is wrong here please, and hopefully, let me know how it can be remedied?

Thank you,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Click Start and click on your user name listed near the top,
Open the favorites folder,
This is what mine looks like
Attachment 368437
What does yours look like ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Hi ThrashZone
Sorry but I can't give a screen-shot as I am now about 50 miles away from the computer, but I can assure you it looks nothing like yours.
Although not the machine in question, the layout is more akin to the attachment herewith, although this machine does save Favourites.

Attached Thumbnails
IE11 Won't Save Favorites-capture_004_08082015_165600.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Aug 2015   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Okay please verify when you get back around,
That image is accessing favorites from the Menu bar which will work but the list is not scrollable so I don't use it at all,
I would use the yellow star on the right end of the browser windows instead

I do take it a bit farther and don't use the default folders that you will see in the location I show
I would make a new folder there and call it bookmarks or what ever you want to anything besides what is already being used by ie
Then open the folders the websites and stuff is located and move then into the bookmarks folder instead
You can make as many folders as you want inside the bookmarks folder and use your own organization preferences

You can also use the Organize favorites listing too

An advantage to using your own folder structure is if you ever have to reset internet explorer your folder structure is unaffected by the reset process.

Everything still shows up on the menu bar list too.
Attachment 368443
Attachment 368444
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Hi Thrashzone,

It is not the layout about which I am seeking help, for as you can see from my attached image, I already know how to configure Favourites.
My problem is that IE11 just will not save Favourites, no matter what I do.

Although there are three ticks shown in the second image, the Favorites and Command are NOT ticked on the machine with the problem.


Attached Thumbnails
IE11 Won't Save Favorites-ie_11_favourites.jpg  
Attached Images
IE11 Won't Save Favorites-ie_11_view.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 IE11 Won't Save Favorites

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
IE11 Add to Favorites not working and now can't logoff websites
How to restore "add to favorites" and "clicking on logout on websites does nothing" using Windows 7 Sp1 x64 version and IE11
Windows Updates & Activation
IE11 Favicons in Favorites Folder Overlapping
I am currently using IE11, and when I go to c:/users/name/Favorites, I have two icons overlapping. One "system icon" and the other the true icon from the web site. How do I fix this?
Browsers & Mail
IE11 Update/Install Issue - Trying to Upgrade to IE11
Good Afternoon, I am running into issues trying to upgrade to IE11. It looks like there are several issues in my CheckSUR Log, but I am not sure how to fix them. I have ran SFC /scannow a couple times and no errors have been identified. I have been having this problem for a couple months now...
Windows Updates & Activation
IE11 wants to save web page instead of opening it.
When I try to open IE11 a dialogue box pops up asking if I want to save the web page. When I click it or cancel it IE closes. This also happens in other programs such as Foxit Reader but I can still access the program after I close the boxes. One program (H&R Blck Tax 2014) pops up the box and I...
System Security
Odd Favorites behaviour in Open/Save dialogue
When I try to use the Favorites option to navigate to a folder, when opening or saving a File, I get an error message saying 'the directory name is invalid' after I double click on the desired folder in the Favorites pane. This happens with all the links in Favorites; both my own and the default...
General Discussion
Changing Common Places/Favorites in Save Dialog?
Where do you go to change the common places? (common places being the five shortcuts that show up on most open/save/save as dialogs) I looked for them where the XP ones are supposed to be. No go. Did a quick search for Vista, said it should be under User/Favorites. Went there added one. No...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App