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Q: favorites folders not showing in explorer

I have a few subfolders in the favorites folder, and although I can see the subfolder in explorer, it doesn't show up in the folder tree on the left. Even if I go to the subfolder (doubleclicking in the main view), it still doesn't show up in the tree on the left.

Is it because it's a special kind of folder, and has everyone the same behaviour, or is something wrong at my end?

win7 RC 7100 & IE8 7100

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A: favorites folders not showing in explorer

Windows Seven's default doesn't show all folders. Go to "folder options" and at the bottom is the navigation pane options, check "show all folders" then OK. That should do the trick for ya if I understand you correctly.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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I have a windows vista premimum loaded laptop with internet explorer 8 installed. Everything was working fine up to a point when i had to reset the internet explorer settings to its default.

Prior to the reset, I was able to add favorites and view the favorites in my address bar asi begin to type the letters. But after the reset, this behaviour stopped.

I have tried the autocomplete path. The address bar and the favorites check box are ticked under tools > options > content > settings. I un-checked clicked ok and checked back again, just to make sure that it gets reset in the registry. But still I cannot get the favorites to display in address bar as I type.

This happened before and I followed a registry tweak which corrected the behavoiur. Unfortunately I cannot find the link anymore and I did not add it to favorite !!. Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Internet Explorer Favorites not showing up !!

Ok, Looks like either no has a solution or no one has bothered to reply. Anyways, for the benefit of others who might have faced the same problem, find below the solution that I figured out.

In IE go to Tools > Internet Options > Content.
Click Settings under Auto Complete
Make sure Address Bar is ticked and so is Favorite.
But most importantly, make sure that "Use Windows Search for better results" is un-ticked.

Click OK and OK again.

Now you will be able to see favourites appearing in the address bar.

Thanks for viewing.

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Hello Guys,

When I use the Internet Explorer Metro app and click on the address bar I can see frequent sites but pinned sites and favorites are missing. I have a preview release still installed in a virtual machine and I can see pinned sites on that but not on this proper 64 bit purchased full install copy of Windows 8.

I have posted a screen shot below.

Anyone else having this problem?



A:Internet Explorer not showing pinned sites or favorites

Hello Tony,

Are these sites that were pinned to Start from within IE10 Metro? The ones pinned from within IE10 desktop will not display in IE10 Metro?


Hope this helps,

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is there a way to get explorer to show size of File folders?

A:windows explorer not showing sizes of folders.

hi not as such but there is third party programs and a registry hack im searching for you now but have a look at this Microsoft link To change advanced file and folder settings (See the size of a folder in a tip when you point to the folder)
Change folder options

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Here is my process. I scan documents onto my pc and save them to a file on my network drive. Then, I need to email these pdfs to other employees. I used to open Outlook, create a new email then click on "attach file". I would then get a drop down menu of the recent files I've worked with. There were some files on this recent list that I wanted to remove. I couldn't figure out how to remove only the select one or two files, so I cleared the history. Now, the files I view are not being saved to this drop down menu. I have to climb through 4 levels of files to get to the one document I need. How can I get File Explorer (not Windows Explorer) to start saving my recent activity again?

A:File Explorer not showing recent folders

You may need to turn Recent Items on.
See how:
Recent Items - Turn On or Off
Recent Items - Enable or Disable

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My explorer has stopped showing folders. Here is a snapshot of c:\.
I have recently installed ultimate windows customizer and due to some error this problem has occurred.
The first picture shows that c:\ has the windows 7 OS files.The second image shows that the folder is shown empty. Please help!!!

A:My windows explorer has stopped showing folders.

Have you tried uninstalling ultimate windows customizer or doing a system restore back to the time before you installed it?

System Restore

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Ok, this question has been asked around many corners of the Internet and these forums and I haven't found a "real" answer so I'm asking it again and hopefully seeking a final resolution to the problem.

When "Protected Mode" is turned On, users are unable to view some folders in the file upload dialog that they can normally view (e.g. under Documents, Pictures, etc.).When viewing the same folders in Explorer running as the same user as the Internet Explorer instance, the missing folders are viewable.Launching Internet Explorer "as an administrator" allows the user to view the missing folders (but this is not recommended due to security concerns).
So far, the workaround that I found was to either run some crazy tool from BleepingComputer called Unhide that resets everything on your system -- this is the sledge hammer-to-thumbtack approach.  Another one was to go into Organize > Folder and
search options > View and uncheck the hide options and select the show radio option.  The last one was to search for the folder in the file upload dialog, right-click the folder, and uncheck Hidden.
None of these, IMHO, are valid solutions to the real problem which is that something is special about this folder that is causing IE in Protected Mode to treat the file as Hidden.
The last "workaround" seems to indicate that the "hidden" file attribute is set for the file, but this doesn't app... Read more

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My Favorites Folders are no longer visible in the Favorites Center pane, to the left of my Homepage window? Individual favorites are still visible but none of the folders with their contents. I can find all my Favorites Folders under my username but want to return them to the pane so I can access them easily from my Homepage? I did click on a option earlier today that asked about also saving your Favorites in the Cloud?

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This is an interesting problem in that it is really only an inconvenience, but something I still have to address.

I have a few machines that are running IE7 (7.0.5730.11). These machines are all running XP Pro + SP2 with the latest updates, and my machine is running the SP3 (v.3244) release candidate. When you open the favorites menu by clicking the star, it opens just fine. However, if the person has a folder inside of their favorites and they click on that to expand the list, it delays for about 10-15 seconds before finally opening.

We recently migrated from an extremely old version of Norton Antivirus to Trend Micro Officescan, so I figured that might have had something to do with it. I disabled real-time scanning/firewall on one machine, and then completely removed Trend on another machine, but both scenarios did not fix the problem.

I've been googling this for a while now and I keep coming up empty. Any advice would be appreciated.

Just in case it helps, the machines in questions are all various Dell hardware models (Latitudes, Optiplexes, Precisions, etc.) with fairly similar components (Core 2 Duos, 2 Gigs of RAM, Nvidia Quadro cards, etc.)

A:[SOLVED] IE Favorites Problem - Folders within Favorites open slow

Well we figured it out.

In case anyone was curious, we had a shortcut that copies down in a login script for our accounting software that was pointing to an icon file on a server that no longer exists. The pause I was experiencing was I guess IE looking for the icon that goes with that shortcut. Once I pointed the shortcut at the icon file in the correct location, it was working fine again.

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I was testing my FTP server tonight and when I connect to the home directory there's two folders that show up (RECYCLER and System Volume Information) in the home directory that shouldn't be there. When I go into my home directory in Windows Explorer these folders don't show up there, even if I choose to show the hidden files. If I can't get these folders to show up in Windows Explorer I can't exclude them from showing up in my FTP Server software. Is it possible that they show up in my FTP client because I'm connecting to the same machine the server is on? That's all I can come up with. What's going on here and how do I fix it?

A:Solved: Folders showing up in FTP client, but not Windows Explorer. Why is this happening?

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I'm having a very bizarre issue on a laptop running Windows 7. Windows explorer is showing all items as the wrong size, it's as if the math is off by a few 0s. For example an outlook file is showing up a 548 GB which clearly isn't possible. I looked up the
file on another computer and it was actually 5.48 GB. Every file on the computer shows up that way. It also doesn't matter if I'm looking at a file on the local drive or on a mapped drive, it still shows the incorrect value. I've never run into something like
this before and haven't had much luck finding anything on Google either. Has anyone seen something like this before or have an idea for how to change the math behind explorer? If that is even what needs to be changed.

As an extra note, kind of funny but even the transfer rate is buggered up, the laptop is transferring files from a mapped drive at a miraculous 522 MB/s, sure do wish my computer could move that fast.

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Hey there! (Noob to the forums, wasn't sure where to post to begin with. Sorry if it's the wrong subject thread!)

Basically... when I go to "Choose file" anywhere online, whether it be a file or uploading a picture; my folders and C: disk.. pretty much everything on the left side of the Windows Explorer doesn't show up.

I ran a virus scan not just three days ago? Nothing showed up. Re-running another one... and nothing has yet to show up.

The problem is in the purple rectangle in the attachment. (Did the same exact thing when I was uploading this picture).

A:When selecting a file, folders aren't showing left of Windows Explorer

From where did you download and install that theme you're running? It looks like a theme has corrupted the display window options.

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I apologise for in advance for not being able to ask the question clearly, but if I could do THAT I could probably figure this out on my own.

Win7 is different in that the "Favorites" drop down menu has EVERYTHING on my entire computer, and I have to manually poke arond and figure out where the folder(s) I want and avoid accidentally clicking that which I do not.

And I NEVER want to access my C:\Windows folder when trying to find a Favorite that I saved some time in the past, because it would be more convenient to find the link in my favorites folder instead of poking around looking for it again online.

So instead of poking around in the morass of the internet, I'm poking around in the confused mess of my own hard drive.

When I try to "delete" this folders, I discover they aren't actually "shortcuts" to the computer's folders & files, the are the ACTUAL folders & files, and so after deleting a bunch of files off the desktop, I've come to the conclusion that this is serious and need to be fixed. Any help in this regard would be much appreciated and thanks in advance.

A:How to Limit "Favorites" tab to Only Display Internet Explorer Folders

Hello Jonny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing what you mean so that we are all on the same page as for which "Favorites" you are referring to?

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Can anyone tell me how to automatically alphabetise file folders in the Explore "Favorites" listings in the left column?

A:Alphabetising File Folders in Explorer "Favorites"

Right click on any folder>Sort by Name

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I have somehow made a disastrous mess of my favorites. I looked online for answers to this problem, and all I can find for a solution is cut and paste. This makes no sense to me for this particular issue because there's no way to "un-indent" a sub-folder and move it back in line with the primary folders.

I hope this is making sense to someone. I don't know how to explain it. Here's one example of the many I have screwed up: I have a "Daily reader" folder and a "Dog stuff" folder. The latter has a lot in it. Dog stuff is now mixed in with Daily reader. How do I make it a separate folder again?

A:Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders

Favorites in Internet Explorer are located in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder. You could open it, and create new folders or move items around as you like.

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I have just built a new computer, using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, however, I've noticed when I open Windows explorer, 3 out of 4 times it will continuously search for drives when opening up explorer and not show any drives that are installed. I've tried reformatting, using different hard drives, but the problem persists no matter what I do. I've reinstalled Windows 7 with only a single drive plugged in, tried different SATA ports, but this problem keeps coming back. The only thing I can think of is that the Windows 7 install disk is corrupted and not installing properly.

I've also noticed that once it starts searching like this, the icons wont display in any folder, although the file names will. Likewise, when trying to sort files by date, type, etc, they will not sort.

When this happens, I can easily type in C:\ to get to the drive without problem to access the drive but above problems with icons not showing, sorting, etc still is a problem.

Has anyone had this problem? Know of a way to fix this? I'm not looking forward to having to reformat again as I don't have the time to sit through and reinstall everything again after.

A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you

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Good evening, Have recently gone to Windows 7 and IE9. Having trouble adding and deleting some folders and sub-folders. Click on Delete and nothing happens. Can add some websites to Favorites but not others. Anyone having any problems like this? Is there some security thing stopping this? Would appreciate some suggestions on how to correct the problem. Thanks.

A:Deleting Folders & Sub-Folders Under Favorites

Try the reset first
Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues
If that does not work, try with another browser as a test. Maybe Chrome

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Why is it that sometimes the folders icons show samples of their contents and sometimes not?

Check the two images: the first shows Desktop in Windows Explorer; the second shows the desktop itself.

Any idea on how to make Windows always show the folders contents samples?


A:Folders icons showing/not showing content

Hello Paul,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help.

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newly purchased. I am not the most tech savvy but this seems as though it should be pretty simple yet I can not figure out how to show my favorites in the favorites bar that the laptop is suggesting I use. I have favorited 3 sites with the star like advised.
when I click the 3 lines next to the star I can see my favorites. In settings I  have selected "on" for show the favorites bar and show only icons. The bar pops up and continuously tells me how to add to the favorites bar or get them from
another browser, but doesn't list any favorites I have already chosen. What is the problem here? If I deselect "on" for show favorites bar. the bar does go away, but no matter what I do the icons or sites do not show up in that bar. I have even
tried dragging them over and it gives a red circle with a line through it that it is not allowed. all the sites have icons next to them in the drop down box. please somebody help.

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How does one get the Favorites Bar to show up on the IE9 Toolbar?

A:Favorites Bar Showing Up in IE9?

Hello Jack,

You could right click on a empty area of the toolbar, and click on Favorites bar to check it.

Hope this helps,

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This is weird. We've just deployed more than 1000 laptops in Canada, and they all have this image problem we didn't detect.

If we create a favorite under c:\documents and settings\all users\favorites, it won't show up under any profiles in Internet Explorer under its favorites. It's just not there. Just for fun, we made sure there are no sharing permissions setup, and we added full rights under the Everyone group. The shortcuts created there have full permissions under Everyone as well.

We checked Microsoft Support, and they said it won't work if files or folders are created there. This is not the case for us. We just putting .url files. Still, it won't show up under anybody's Favorites of Internet Explorer.

Any clues?

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I have a number of folders in my favorites, and each folder has numerous links. If I have opened one of the webpages from a link within one of the folders, then if I click on Favorites, and the same folder, it will not expand. Pain in the butt. Have looked for settings for that, but cant find anything. Suggestions?

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Everytime I use the words 'fun' or 'games' in the title of a file folder in my favorites, I lose access to it. It doesn't matter what the contents of the folder are, if it has either of those words in the title, it's basically a dead file and I lose everything that was saved in that folder.
Anyone know why this would happen? Can this problem be fixed?

A:Favorites Folders

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All of my IE favorites are stored in My Documents in the "Favorites" folder. How do I make them actually work on Internet Explorer? How do I "import" them?

A:how do i import internet explorer favorites from the "Favorites" in My Documents?

If it's the actual shortcuts themselves, copy them to C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Favorites. If it is a bookmark.htm file, then import it by opening the browser and clicking File, Import and Export, and then follow the wizard.

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Some of my favorites folders are missing. I have checked the other folders to be sure I had not moved them by mistake. I recently installed Panda Internet Security 2009. Could this have caused my folders to go missing?
I have also noticed since installing Panda that my system is running extremely slow at times.
I really had a lot of important favorites saved in one of these folders. I checked the documents and settings folder and it is the same. I have also looked in my recycle bin.
Do you think if I uninstall Panda the folders will reappear?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:Missing some Favorites folders

Have you tried system restore to a point before they went missing. as for panda i won't comment on something iv'e never used.


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Every time I restart my computer, IE8 keeps adding the folders "Microsoft Websites" and "Favorites Bar."

Ages ago, if you deleted these pre-installed ones, they didn't come back unless you reinstalled the browser... if I remember right. (Been using Opera for so long.)

I just thought I'd try IE8 out, and it's... not bad... but it's also little things like this that I need/want to cure to keep it around.

A:IE8 Favorites and Folders That Don't Delete

Open up My Computer from your desktop.
Click on Drive C/Documents and Settings/your user name.
Go into the Favorites folder and delete from there.
You can also check in All Users/Favorites and if it's there, also delete.

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I'm posting in the Vista forum to ask if the Favorites folders are set up correctly for Vista.

I'm helping my neighbor who is running Internet Explorer 8 on a laptop with Vista, and I don't know if the problem is with Vista or IE8. Or just the operators! LOL

We can't do anything with folders in favorites. We keep getting messages that there are already folders with the same name, though sometimes it actually shows the name of a file, not the folder name.

Sometimes we can create them, but then they go away. Or we put the folder on the Favorites Bar and it doesn't show. (It does have contents.)

I looked in My Computer and looking down the hierarchy found two Desktops and three Favorites! His name/area is Jordan, and I found:

1. Desktop > Favorites
2. Desktop > Jordan > Favorites
3. Desktop > Jordan > Desktop > Favorites

Is this correct?

Out of frustration I tried to delete 2 and 3 but it won't let me as I need permission. Perhaps it was good that I didn't know how to override that! LOL

Thanks for any help you can give me. And please write to me like Iím a fourth grader,


A:IE8 Favorites Folders Not Working

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After I purchased a new HP Pavilion desktop with Win7 I have noticed that when I open Favorites from the top bar and click on a folder the list within the folder does not show. Only the outline of the list box shows. When I open favorites from the star icon at the top right it works correctly. I can get to the favorites this way, but its extra steps. Can anyone suggest a remedy?

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I am using Windows ME and IE6, both currently up to date.

My problem is that I have a separated series of IE6 Favorite "folders" that I am unable to reconnect.

Under IE6 Favorites button, I have a set of "folders" that are alphabetical, followed by a series of "files" that are alphabetical, followed by another set of "folders" that are alphabetical, followed by more "files" that are alphabetical.

I have been unable to find a way to combine the two sets of "folders" separated by individual URL files into one continuous series of alphabetical "folders."

Right clicking on a folder and sorting does not solve the problem.

Ideas please? Thanks.

A:IE6 Favorites Folders Problem

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Some of my favorites folders are missing. I have checked the other folders to be sure I had not moved them by mistake. I recently installed Panda Internet Security 2009. Could this have caused my folders to go missing?
I have also noticed since installing Panda that my system is running extremely slow at times.
I really had a lot of important favorites saved in one of these folders. I checked the documents and settings folder and it is the same. I have also looked in my recycle bin.
Do you think if I uninstall Panda the folders will reappear?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:Missing Favorites Folders

Panda seems to be a legit program so I don't think it's malware, have you tried doing a search for the folder?

Also check the settings in Panda to make sure it didn't delete it as part of it's security procedure.

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How do I sort alphabetically the folders in Favorites. I see where I can sort the websites within the folders, but I can't find out how to sort the folders themselves.

A:Sorting Folders in Favorites

Hit "Organize Folders" and drag into position you desire.

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I lost some of my IE9 Favorites folders. Unfortunaterly i did not back them up. Is there any way to recover them? I t may have been after an electrical outage but I'm not sure.

This is for my laptop:
Windows 7, IE 9
Graphics Driver Packaging Version-8.834.1-110420a-118118C-Toshiba/
Provider-ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version-
2D Driver File Path- /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version-
OpenGL Version-
AMD VISION Engine Control Center Version-2011.0420.1613.27244
Graphics Hardware:Primary Adapter
Graphics Card Manufacturer:Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset:AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G
Device ID:9647
Subsystem ID:FC62
Subsystem Vendor ID:1179
Graphics Bus Capability:PCI
Maximum Bus Setting:PCI
BIOS Version:
BIOS Part Number:BR40547.bin
BIOS Date:2011/04/07

Memory Size:3061 MB
Memory Type:HyperMemory
Core Clock in MHz 400 MHz,
Memory Clock in MHz 667 MHz

A:I lost some of my IE Favorites folders

Hello mkj,

If you had system protection turned on for your Windows drive, then you may be able to use Previous Versions in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder to see if you may have an older copy of them available to restore.

If not, then you might see if you may be able to use the free Recuva program on the same folder to hopefully be able to restore them.

Hope this helps,

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Some of my favorites folders are missing. I have checked the other folders to be sure I had not moved them by mistake. I recently installed Panda Internet Security 2009. Could this have caused my folders to go missing?
I have also noticed since installing Panda that my system is running extremely slow at times.
I really had a lot of important favorites saved in one of these folders. I checked the documents and settings folder and it is the same. I have also looked in my recycle bin.
Do you think if I uninstall Panda the folders will reappear?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:Missing Some Favorites Folders

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Is it possible to lock an individual folder in my favorites? wasnt sure if this was the right place to ask.

A:Locking Favorites Folders?

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We have a group policy that adds URLs/Favorites and Links for Internet Explorer. Most of our computers get these Favorites added to  their explorer. (Both Windows XP and Windows 7)
It appears that the computers with IE 10 and above are not getting all of our group policy settings. Seems to get the other group policy settings except Favorites.
Our domain controller is a Server 2008 standard.

Allen Franklin

A:Group Policy favorites no showing up on IE11

Are you using (classic) GPO admin templates, or, IEM GPO, or GPP ?
IEM GPO does not work for IE10/11
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This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. Thanks!)

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My Favorites Menu is filled with files of various extensions and a folder that are spontaneously created such as:





And folders such as:


I have tried to delete them the simple way, through the Organize favorites, and by opening the Favorites file. If I succeed in deleting a file, more are generated.

I have also uninstalled IE9 and reinstalled it to no avail.

Thank you for your assistance.

Operating system: Windows Vista Business

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Here is what I am wondering, in google you can click on a favorites folder and see list of links, then you can slide your mouse over other folders, and see your links. But in Ms Edge you can't do that, you have to click on the page to close folder, then click on another folder. Same thing in IE 11. Why is that? Will Ms Edge and IE 11 ever have that capability.


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I feel so dumb

Was organiziing all of the stuff (too much, got carried away) that I found and put into the favorites spot. I sneezed when my hand was still on the mouse. How could so much get so messed up so fast? Several things I really wanted are missing, I've searched documents all over but can't find them. What's really challenging is that by the look of what is left I can see that 4-5 are missing but I don't know what they are.

thanks, a confused beginner

A:Solved: Lost folders in my favorites

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I use IE7, and when I go to a particular Favorites folder a few times on the same tab in IE, it (the folder) suddenly become blank. If I open a new tab in IE, then the folder is fine and I see my favorites again. Any thoughts?

A:[Re-Opened] Favorites Disappear From Folders

Hello and welcome.

Do you have the same problem by opening IE up like this:

Click Start, All programs, Accessories, System tools and click on Internet Explore (No Addons)

Also what version of IE do you have?

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I have a number of folders on mytoolbar.
Each have 3 to 5 favorites I useregularly.
Recently I tried to add a new favorite toan existing folder on a toolbar and nothing happen.
That is I click done to add the linkbut nothing happen, no message was given.
However I can add a favorite link to afolder that is not on the toolbar.
Just to note, my toolbar has 11 folderson Google chrome.
Any ideas?
I have win 8 platform.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with XP. It periodically drops several of my favorites folders at the left margin for no apparent reason. It also randomly relocates files into unexpected folders requiring me to search everywhere to find them. I've made a list of them on paper, so I can always get them, but what's wrong here? I don't want to just do nothing if something is going bad. I have 84% hard drive space, I've done disc cleanup and defragment, but it persists. And sometimes long lost favorites folders randomly reappear out of the blue.
Any ideas?

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I have a lot of Favorites folders in my IE7 browser, and I've tried to keep them in alphabetical order, but the program doesn't organize them that way on it's own, so I have to drag them up to the proper place, and drop them in. Am I missing something? It seems so obvious that the program ought to do this on it's own..

I know that IE gets knocked by a lot of tech savvy people who use other browsers, but I am pretty main stream and will be staying with the IE.

A:Solved: organize favorites folders in IE7

Just click the Favorites menu, move your mouse to any empty space in the Favorites list, right click to show the shortcut menu. Choose “Sort By Name”. You will see your Favorites items are in alphabetical order now.

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Hello all,

Recently I got a brand new work computer with Windows 7 Enterprise, IE8 and Office 2007. I had been using XP, Office 2003 and IE7.

I'm a web developer, so I'm tech-savvy, but no expert on Windows specifically. (Trying to cover all the bases listed in the FAQ).

I've had the following problems. Perhaps some of them could have been in a separate thread, but I think they might all be related to the first point below. Plus I didn't want to litter the forums too much on my first visit.

First, I deleted the User Folder. I have to admit I'm not familiar with it, though I read about what it is. It just seemed useless for my purposes, and I didn't like all the "my pictures" and so forth cluttering up my organizational structure (yes, later I learned that I could hide some of these).

I immediately had trouble with a program that puts stuff into one's documents folder (Inform7, if you're that kind of geek), so I restored the User Folder.

Now, when I add a favorite to IE8, exactly eight (no more, no less) favorites folders are generated in my user folder. These can't be hidden as far as I can tell. They are identical, and if I delete one, I delete them all (as well as the favorites in IE of course). If I delete them all and start anew, I get a new eight folders as soon as I add a favorite to IE. I googled this and couldn't find a word about it.

I tried to create a shortcut to "Documents" on my desktop, and it would appear that instead of a sho... Read more

A:Windows 7: Eight Favorites Folders and Other Adventures

For the record, I tried the recommendation here (How do I stop Windows 7 from regenerating the Favorites and Searches folders?) in hopes of getting rid of the favorites folders and it did not work.

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Hi everybody!

Please, I need your help. I have Win 7 Enterprise installed.
When I click into my IE8 Favorites, my HD folders are appearing there. I did some tests and if I try to delete them, my original HD files are deleted.
Maybe it happened when I tried do bring back my favorites from my backup files (ex Win XP), and I think that IE8 added all folders of my c: hard drive instead of only my favorites bookmarks.
Now, I can't even add new bookmarks.
Please my friends, is there anyway to fix that?
Sorry about english errors, I'm typing from Brazil.

A:IE8 shows Hard Drive Folders into Favorites

What I would do is copy from you favorites all of your files into a different folder then delete them off your favorites?? That should work..

You said that these files are XP files not Seven correct??

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right now theyre just in there in the order i saved them in. is there a way to arrange them alphabetically?

A:how do i arrange my favorites folders in alphabetical order

Right-Click on the word "Favorites" and select "Sort By Name".

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I too am having trouble deleting some imported bookmarks from Mozilla. I have been able to delete most of the individual favorites by accessing them in my user profile on C:\ as mentioned earlier.  However, I have great difficulty removing some of the
Folders whether or not they have favorites inside.  I am down to last several empty Favorites FOLDERS and they are refusing to be deleted!  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks!


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