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Windows 7: "links" folder in c:\users\'user name"

17 Oct 2017   #1
sputterbug10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
"links" folder in c:\users\'user name"

So, I started out with researching why every time I'm on a web page and I wanted to add it to favorites, I click on "add to favorites" and the following error comes up "Internet explorer has stopped working". So I read that I should add a "links" folder to my c:\users"my name" folder. I went in there and saw one already there but it was a shortcut so I moved in to an external drive and made a new one. I still get the error but now when I am in a windows explorer window and let's say I open the "my documents" folder, If I go over to the left side and right click on "favorites" and "add current location to favorites", that doesn't work either. I messed this up bad. Any ideas?


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18 Oct 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Do you have a C:\Users"name"\Favorites folder?
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18 Oct 2017   #3
sputterbug10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well, apparently if you let my computer sit overnight and think about how much he frustrated me, he will do as I asked. I got on the computer just now and it has added the current location to my favorites.

BUT, it still won't let me "add to favorites" when I'm on a webpage. Like this one: I liked on the "favorites" in the menu bar and clicked on "add to favorites", and there's my message: Internet explorer has stopped working".
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18 Oct 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Do a check disk
Open a CMD window and type
chkdsk c: /f
It will ask if you want to schedule to next boot. Yes and reboot.

Do a system file check
Open a CMD window and type
sfc /scannow
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
sputterbug10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Okay so FIRST, I was wrong when I replied with

"Well, apparently if you let my computer sit overnight and think about how much he frustrated me, he will do as I asked. I got on the computer just now and it has added the current location to my favorites."

That is still not working either.

QUESTION when I do chkdsk c: /f
What is the "f" mean?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
sputterbug10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

UPDATE: Chdsk did fix the "add current location to Favorites"

BUT if I want to add this website to my favorites, I click on "Favorites" in the menu, then click on "add to favorites" and the messages "internet explorer has stopped working" comes up.
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