Cannot save favorites

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

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    Gordon Guest

    If your favorites folder really has been moved, then you have two options:
    1. Move it back to the default location or
    2. Do this:

    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, right click the Command Prompt window at the prompt,
    and select paste:
    icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
    Gordon, Aug 21, 2008
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    MR ED Guest


    You need to answer someone's question and quit directing people to other
    newsgroups! I would tell you to start your own thread!
    MR ED, Sep 26, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    On the contrary, my friend, by directing posters to a more appropriate
    newsgroup we increase the chances of their question being seen by
    someone with knowledge of the posters's question.

    People with knowledge in a specific subject area are more likely to
    follow newsgroups in that area.
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    "A Day in the Life of a Web 2.0 Hacker" - PC Magazine,2817,2330952,00.asp
    Leonard Grey, Sep 26, 2008
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    Robert Lanod Guest

    Try this. I deleted IE beta 8 which somehow I was sucked into. When I tried to bookmark a web page, it never wowked, and/or I could never use the Organize Favorites function. Always just a blamk drop down menu.
    My Slimbrowser and Crazy Browser are back to normal,
    after removing IE.
    Robert Lanod, Oct 16, 2008

  5. What do you mean exactly? You should _uninstall_ IE8b2;
    then that should return you to whatever version of IE you had

    Use the IE Beta newsgroup to report problems with an IE8 beta

    Some additions are known to be incompatible with IE8
    so perhaps you should be checking with the authors
    of those other products too?


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 18, 2008
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    HTMLi Guest

    bit_smart, I understand your error message about the favorites w/out
    additional info because I was having the same issue. Gordon has the solution
    to your problem if your a computer guru who knows how to use the command

    Thank you Gordon, you solved my issue.

    Unfortunately, like Spirit, not everyone knows how to use the command prompt
    or even how to get there, and they need the info in laymans terms.

    Let's see if I can walk you through it in a way that anyone can do it.

    1st: you need to know where your favorites folder is. In Window Explorer,
    right click your "Favorites" folder and click on properties. On the General
    tab, it will say "Location:" and then where your Favorites folder is. Write
    down this info because you will need it. For me it reads; "Location:
    D:\David's Files" so this is what I will use in this walk through. (if you
    noticed, my drive says D: drive and not C: drive where Windows Vista is
    installed. I move my documents, download, pictures, music, favorites, etc.
    folders to a different drive than Windows just in case I have to reinstall
    Windows. This saves time because I don't have to move that info. I just
    reinstall Windows and point those folders to the location on D: drive and the
    info is there. But this is another story...)

    2nd: Open the Command Prompt as an Administrator. The easiest way to do this
    to make sure that you have administrator rights is to create a shortcut on
    your desktop. Right click on an open space on your desktop, goto "New" and a
    drop down menu will appear. Click on "Shortcut" In the "Type location of the
    item: " box, type: CMD Then click Next and then Finish on the next screen.
    It will place a shortcut on your desktop that has a black box with a "C:\ _"
    in it. Right click on this shortcut. Then click Properties. In the window
    that pops up click on the "Advanced" button. Check mark the box for "Run as
    administrator" and hit OK. and then OK again on the Properties box. Double
    click this shortcut and the "User Account Control" will come up asking for
    your permission. Click continue and you've opened a Command Prompt with
    Administrator rights.

    3rd: You need to get to the directory that has your Favorites folder. In my
    command prompt screen it has "C:\Windows\system32>" with a blinking
    underscore. Yours will be similar. Now you need to go to the directory that
    has your Favorites folder (you got this info in the first step). At the
    command prompt you need to type: cd /d (your favorites file location) and
    then hit enter. For me it would look like this: C:\Windows\system32>cd /d
    D:\David's Files and then I would hit enter.

    4th: The command prompt will now be in the directory that contains your
    Favorites folder. For me it would look like this: D:\David's Files> with a
    blinking underscore. Now type the information that Gordon gave us:
    icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
    or you can highlight it, right click on the highlight, then click copy. In
    the command prompt, right click the blinking underscore and then click paste.
    Once you've done that, hit enter.

    The whole command prompt should read something like this:

    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:David's Files

    D:\David's Files>icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
    processed file: favorites
    Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

    D:\David's Files>

    If it does, your done. You can close the window by hitting the X in the
    upper right hand corner. You should now be able to save webpages to your
    Favorites folder again.

    Sorry bit_smart, I don't know the answer to your other error, but I hope
    this helps you and any other person with the same problem.
    HTMLi, Dec 16, 2008
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    J Guest

    I followed your steps and when I entered "icacls favorites /setintegritylevel
    (OI)(CI)low" I get this error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files

    At the command prompt mine looked like this "C:\Windows\system32>cd /d

    Any suggestions?
    J, Dec 16, 2008
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    so3 Guest

    so3, Jan 30, 2009
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    Rich Masso Guest

    I can not save to my favorites list. get an unsepecified error message.
    Rich Masso, Mar 29, 2011
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