Can't Add to Favorites in Internet Explorer 7 (Vista Home Premium)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by M H Ruffin, May 20, 2007.

  1. M H Ruffin

    M H Ruffin Guest

    Suddenly, I cannot add any new web sites I find while browsing to the
    Favorites list in Internet Explorer. The error message is: "Unable to
    Create [whatever the name of the web site] Unspecified Error"

    Does anybody know what's going on?

    MHR
     
    M H Ruffin, May 20, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. M H Ruffin

    PA Bear Guest

    Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons;

    2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer
    (No add-ons).

    More:

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!
     
    PA Bear, May 20, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. M H Ruffin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    Are you using Vista
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blogs/49/1
    --
    Gistcheckin


     
    Gistcheckin, May 21, 2007
    #3
  4. M H Ruffin

    M H Ruffin Guest

    The OS is Vista. The behavior persists if I start IE7 in No Add-Ons mode.
    Doing an IE7 Reset also makes no difference.

    I did learn after my first post on this problem that I can add a web site to
    Favorites if I just add it to the general Favorites folder, that is, if I
    don't try putting it in an existing sub-folder. I can also create a new
    sub-folder under Favorites (e.g., Favorites/Alaska Travel) and add web sites
    to it.

    But if I try adding a site to any PREVIOUSLY EXISTING sub-folder, I get the
    error message and IE7 refuses to allow it. I have tried renaming some of my
    old folders under Favorites, then adding new web sites to them, but this
    doesn't work either.

    MHR


     
    M H Ruffin, May 21, 2007
    #4
  5. M H Ruffin

    M H Ruffin Guest

    Yes, I am using Vista, and I noticed that just before I started having this
    problem this morning, Microsoft had sent out an automatic Vista update of
    some sort. So it mahy have something to do with that update.

    The behavior persists if I start IE7 in No Add-Ons mode. Doing an IE7 Reset
    also makes no difference.

    I did learn after my first post on this problem that I can add a web site to
    Favorites if I just add it to the general Favorites folder, that is, if I
    don't try putting it in an existing sub-folder. I can also create a new
    sub-folder under Favorites (e.g., Favorites/Alaska Travel) and add web sites
    to it.

    But if I try adding a site to any PREVIOUSLY EXISTING sub-folder, I get the
    error message and IE7 refuses to allow it. I have tried renaming some of my
    old folders under Favorites, then adding new web sites to them, but this
    doesn't work either.

    MHR


     
    M H Ruffin, May 21, 2007
    #5
  6. M H Ruffin

    PA Bear Guest

    Did you read http://www.winhelponline.com/blogs/49/1 ??
     
    PA Bear, May 21, 2007
    #6
  7. M H Ruffin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    Have you tried run as administrator?
    1. Right-click the icon that you use to run the program, and then click Run
    as administrator.
    2. When you are prompted for an administrator password or for a
    confirmation, type the administrator password, or click Continue.

    --
    Gistcheckin


     
    Gistcheckin, May 21, 2007
    #7
  8. M H Ruffin

    M H Ruffin Guest

    I went to this website, did what was advised, and got all the right
    responses. But it did not fix the problem. Thank you very much for finding
    and suggesting this.

    FYI, I did find a solution in the post from Gistcheckin, which is to launch
    IE7 with a right click of the mouse and select "Run as Administrator." THis
    allows me to add web sites to any Favorites folder I choose.

     
    M H Ruffin, May 21, 2007
    #8
  9. M H Ruffin

    M H Ruffin Guest

    This did it! Thanks very much.

    MHR

     
    M H Ruffin, May 21, 2007
    #9
  10. M H Ruffin

    PA Bear Guest

    Sounds like it's a UAC (Permissions) problem, MH.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
     
    PA Bear, May 21, 2007
    #10
  11. M H Ruffin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    You're quite welcome. Sometimes it sounds too easy, doesn't it? Good luck.
    --
    Gistcheckin


     
    Gistcheckin, May 22, 2007
    #11

  12. You should check the permissions on the folders you normally can't add to.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, May 22, 2007
    #12
  13. M H Ruffin

    zff Guest

    What is the downside of working as an administrator? I also was unable to
    save to my favorites until I did so as the administrator.

     
    zff, May 23, 2007
    #13
  14. Sorry this isn't quite the same but since using Vista I cannot access many
    new favourites. The message states that I have the wrong "target". What is
    this all about please?
     
    Fleetwood Town, Jun 3, 2007
    #14
  15. M H Ruffin

    I.P.Phrielie Guest

    When you "Run As Administrator" Internet Protected mode is switched off. you
    get the same "fix" if you just switch of Protected Mode... kinda like having
    a big lock on your door but not using it cause it's hassle to find the key...
    there MUST be a better solution!

     
    I.P.Phrielie, Jun 4, 2007
    #15
  16. M H Ruffin

    D M Williams Guest

     
    D M Williams, Jun 7, 2007
    #16
  17. M H Ruffin

    D M Williams Guest

    Does Microsoft read these posts? If so, I certainly hope that this error is
    fixed quickly. Firefox doesn't have this problem adding favorites in VISTA.

     
    D M Williams, Jun 7, 2007
    #17
  18. M H Ruffin

    Spygirl4u Guest

    I did all of this and I still have the same problem what am I doing wrong?

     
    Spygirl4u, Jun 8, 2007
    #18
  19. M H Ruffin

    Spygirl4u Guest

    I try doing this and it still doesn't work for me. What can I be doing wrong?
     
    Spygirl4u, Jun 9, 2007
    #19
  20. M H Ruffin

    I.P.Phrielie Guest

    Maybe... maybe not... I'm with you 100% I hope they do read them and take
    note... I ended up re-creating all my Favorites folders moving the favorites
    from the old folders to the new ones and deleting the oldies.... what a royal
    pain in the *&%

     
    I.P.Phrielie, Jun 16, 2007
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.