Windows 10: IE11 favorites issue

Discus and support IE11 favorites issue in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I deleted the favorites folder in Users/me,,,to created a new one ,it did create the new favorites folder but it will now not let me save any favorites... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by caperjack, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. caperjack Win User

    IE11 favorites issue


    I deleted the favorites folder in Users/me,,,to created a new one ,it did create the new favorites folder but it will now not let me save any favorites ,or i replaced the new folder with the old backed up one ,and it will not show the favorites even though they are in the folder ,ty

    :)
     
    caperjack, Jun 3, 2015
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  2. Internet Explorer 11 Synced Very Old Favorites ( 5 Yrs. ago items )

    Hi People,

    I were troubleshooting IE11 in my end user's PC. Issue is after resetting IE11, added Favorites bar.

    In that Favorites bar, IE11 synced very old Favorites that includes 5 yrs of favorites. Due to this more than 1000 of Favs mingled with recent ones.

    Please suggest me troubleshooting steps to follow.

    Thanks.
     
    PrabhakaranR1002, Jun 3, 2015
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  3. Windows 10, IE11 Favorite Bar

    I checked the posts mentioned above but they don't address my specific issue. Have no issue using the main favorites. My issue is with the Favorite Bar which is visible in IE11 but which is empty and I'm unable to add anything to the favorite bar.

    Have done the following:

    Verified that the information in registry (Shell Folder and User Shell Folder) is correct.

    Reset IE 11 twice but favorite bar remains blank and am unable to add anything.

    Have no problem and Microsoft Edge, but I prefer to use IE11.

    Would appreciate an answer to my issue.
     
    MANUELMADEIROS, Jun 3, 2015
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  4. caperjack Win User

    IE11 favorites issue

    I just fixed it with something I tried twice already ,but for some reason today it worked ,,, I had the favorites folder backed up to thumb drive ,,when I plugged in the thumb drive and open IE it found the favorites on the drive and worked , so I copied the favorites folder to the desktop it found it there as well ,so I then put it back into the user folder and its now working again,
     
    caperjack, Jun 3, 2015
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  5. caperjack Win User
    opps ,not working again, only shows favorites when I plug in the thumb drive with the favorites folder on it ,weird
     
    caperjack, Jun 3, 2015
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  6. Try deleting the fav folder you created, launch IE, save a web page to favorites
    did IE recreate teh favorites folder?

    No, let it percolate and check in a while to see if Windows recreates it in it's crawl.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 3, 2015
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  7. Cliff S New Member
    If IE is sync'd with OneDrive it "should" recreate it. Or not?
     
    Cliff S, Jun 3, 2015
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  8. caperjack Win User

    IE11 favorites issue

    ie will not not let me add a favorite after I delete the folder

    Cliff S , I will check see if I have onedrive set to sinc ,I may have it turned off ,
    thank for comments
     
    caperjack, Jun 3, 2015
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  9. How about this ... turn IE off in Pgms & Feats Turn Windows features on or off, restart, then turn IE back on.

    I started writing that I wouldn't be much help because I turned off IE, then it occurred to me that might help you.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 3, 2015
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  10. caperjack Win User
    i will try that now ,thanks
     
    caperjack, Jun 3, 2015
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  11. I'll keep posting suggestions as I think of them:

    It probably isn't this easy, but try it - who knows ...

    Create a new Favorites folder, then use your text editor to build the desktop.ini for the Favorites folder using the lines in the code box below. If nothing else, it will be a folder with a star *Wink

    Fairly standard stuff - the folder name and icon from shell32.dll

    Here's the contents of desktop.ini file in the Favorites folder on my other machine.

    Code: [.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21796 IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-115 IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll IconIndex=-173[/quote] or ... How about creating a new user profile and comparing the registry entries for favorites. I looked at the other machines registry and there really aren't too many once you strike the Edge browser keys. I thought about posting the keys from my side, but it would be more expedient for you to do it side by side after exporting the HKCU key while logged in to each user.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 4, 2015
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  12. caperjack Win User
    I will try that tomorrow ,getting late here ,early to bed early to rise ,, thanks .

    or ... How about creating a new user profile and comparing the registry entries for favorites. I looked at the other machines registry and there really aren't too many once you strike the Edge browser keys. I thought about posting the keys from my side, but it would be more expedient for you to do it side by side after exporting the HKCU key while logged in to each user.[/quote]
     
    caperjack, Jun 4, 2015
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  13. caperjack Win User

    IE11 favorites issue

    ok, I got it working again ,I was just using copy/past back to the user folder ,leaving it in two places ,, so I just deleted it fromm the user folder and did a move from the thumbdrive and remove the drive and restarted IE and it worked , thanks for all your help,
     
    caperjack, Jun 5, 2015
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  14. Cool - that was simple. Good to know about the conflict between the folders too (original folder / copied folder).
     
    Slartybart, Jun 5, 2015
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  15. caperjack Win User
    I have been copying them to the user folder for years, even on different installs of win10 ,, this is first time that ever happened ,I'm incline to blame the presents of project spartan ,only difference in all the times I did the copy past of favorites
     
    caperjack, Apr 5, 2018
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