Cannot save favorites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bit_smart, Nov 10, 2007.

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    bit_smart Guest

    I receive an unspecifed error message when trying to save my favorites. How
    can I get this rectified. Also, I get error 0000142 from schedtask.exe when I
    log off or shutdown.
    bit_smart, Nov 10, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Windows version? IE version? Complete error messages?
    PA Bear, Nov 10, 2007
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    bit_smart Guest

    Windows Vista premium home edition with Internet Explorer 7. Message reads
    unable to create "name of site" - unspecified error. The other error message
    is oxc (0000142) and seems to have to do with Network access protection.
    bit_smart, Nov 11, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    A1. Please define "when trying to save my favorites" (e.g., save any webpage
    in Favorites; save only some webpages in Favorites and if so, which webpages
    in particular; saving your list of Favorites, e.g., to import into IE

    Also tell us if UAC is enabled when this happens and what, if any, Norton
    application is installed.

    A2. Post this question in a Vista-specific newsgroup (e.g.,;
    PA Bear, Nov 11, 2007
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    richlife Guest

    I found this question in a "Vista specific discussion group". I'm having the
    same problem and had hoped to find an answer here.
    richlife, Nov 12, 2007
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    richlife Guest

    A1 response: I click on Star+ (Add to Favorites) and try to add the current
    website to my Favorites. The exact message described by bit_smart pops up.
    I've also found that I can 1) create a new folder in my Favorites and
    correctly Add to it; 2) can move my old links (one at a miserable time) to
    the new folder and still open them and also add more to this new updated
    folder; 3) cannot remove the Read Only flag from the old Favorites folder to
    try to be able to Add to it.

    My Favoites were "imported" from Win XP. I put that in quoted because the
    Import utility would not find the Favoites folder on my old XP disk (I had it
    connected directly to my new PC). I had to copy the Favorites folder using
    Explore from my old drive to my new laptop drive. I can access (open) all of
    the links I tried, but I can't add to this Favorites folder unless I open a
    new folder as described above.
    richlife, Nov 12, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    @richlife: Feel free to monitor this thread for suggestions but if you need
    specific assistance, please begin your own, new thread. Thank you.
    PA Bear, Nov 12, 2007
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    richlife Guest

    OK, thanks.
    richlife, Nov 12, 2007
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    jeff Guest

    I am having the exact same problem. I can save a favorite into the main
    favorite folder but I can't save one into a folder down in the tree. I get a
    unspecified error.

    This has gone on of course sense I got vista home premium/ IE 7. It really

    Are there any solutions to this?
    jeff, Nov 15, 2007
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    bit_smart Guest

    I just read richlife's post on making new folder and adding to it. I created
    a new folder, moved each link, one at a time to the new file, and
    successfully added a new favorite from a webpage to it.
    It appears I will be able to circumvent the problem if I do this to all my
    links, however, I have a lot of them and this is a real dinosaur of a
    bit_smart, Nov 27, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Care to answer my questions? Have you posted your question in one of the
    Vista-specific newsgroups I cited?
    PA Bear, Nov 27, 2007
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    bkleo Guest

    The exact same thing happens to me. This just suddenly started yesterday and
    I haven't added any new programs or made any other changes. I use Vista Home
    Premium and IE 7. Wish there was an easier option than making new folders
    and moving each favorite. I have alot of favorites!
    bkleo, Jan 4, 2008
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    Lynn Miller Guest

    I had the same issue:
    1. could not drag web addresses to my links bar
    2. could not save to favorites etc
    I kept getting the same "unspecified error" message.

    What seems to have worked for me is to right click the explorer icon (to
    start explorer) and then click "run as administrator"

    Things seemed to work "normally".

    I closed explorer and then restarted it as I normally would (ie, NOT as "run
    as administrator") and so far things seem to work OK.

    This is a really annoying little problem. I hope this helps others.
    Lynn Miller, Feb 20, 2008
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    Lynn Miller Guest

    Found an even better solution posted to an older thread below
    Lynn Miller, Feb 20, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    Lynn Miller,

    If you turn off UAC you are asking for problems. It is not a wise thing
    to do. You should rethink your solution.

    C.B., Feb 20, 2008
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    Robin Guest

    In Windows Vista Home Premium "run as administrator" is grayed out and not
    allowed in IE7.
    Robin, Feb 21, 2008
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    Tony.ob Guest

    I am having the same problem on both my PC & Laptop. I cannot save favorites
    at all on either machie. I have Vista 32, Microsoft Windows Internet
    Excplorer 7. i have Norton Internet Security 2007 on both

    Both PC & laptop come up with the message
    Unable to Create 'Search Results Favorites'. Unspecified error
    Tony.ob, Apr 16, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    This is usually caused by moving the Favorites folder from its default
    Leonard Grey, Apr 16, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    And can be corrected thus:

    Open a Command Prompt as an administrator.
    Browse to the folder that contains your Favorites folder. That means
    whichever folder your Favorites folder is in.
    Copy this statement, (without the quotes), right click the Command Prompt
    window at the prompt, and select paste:
    "icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low"
    Gordon, Apr 16, 2008
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    Spirit Guest

    I have a problem in the fact that not only can i NOT save any links in
    favorites but my favorites list is moved , seems it has created a folder
    elsewhere in downloads, the drop down is completely empty and the error
    message i get tells me its moved or missing. Once I located the folder in my
    computer>downloads, i tried to fix the problem and it seems there isn't a
    laymans way to get around it.. HELP
    Spirit, Aug 21, 2008
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