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Windows 7: How To Lose Your IE Favorites

09 Jul 2010   #1
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 
How To Lose Your IE Favorites

To both my friends and new members, do not make the mistake that I did.

I have my favorites in about 25 folders. I have vacation favorites, computer favorites, investment favorites and so on. Well, I wanted to change the name of one of my folders; the change that resulted was the name that I wanted with a corresponding loss of all the favorites in that folder, which no longer worked.

Bottom line, do not change the name of a favorites folder unless you want to lose the favorites.

If I have helped only one, this post was worth the effort.


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09 Jul 2010   #2
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
To both my friends and new members, do not make the mistake that I did.

I have my favorites in about 25 folders. I have vacation favorites, computer favorites, investment favorites and so on. Well, I wanted to change the name of one of my folders; the change that resulted was the name that I wanted with a corresponding loss of all the favorites in that folder, which no longer worked.

Bottom line, do not change the name of a favorites folder unless you want to lose the favorites.

If I have helped only one, this post was worth the effort.
That's funny, I've renamed favorites folders in IE7 (not IE8, I use Firefox now) and never had that happen. Wonder if it was one of those incidents where the computer/software just completely spazzes out and does something totally wacko...

Anywho, perfect example of why I use Xmarks.
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10 Jul 2010   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

I just tried that. Renamed a top level favorites folder in the left pane of Explorer. The shortcuts in the right pane refreshed but came back right away.
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10 Jul 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Try searching for favorites via windows search. Unless you have deleted stuff, you should be able to locate them. Type "shell:favorites" without quotes in the Search or Run box, hit Enter.

2) Try a system restore. If you image your system regularly, you can also restore from a recent image.
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10 Jul 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for everyones input. I was posting just for the benefit of others. There were only 4 favs in that folder and I have my favs backed up. So no problem here, just trying to avoid a problem, there.
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