I can't add URL's to favorites folder


  1.    11 Feb 2007 #1
    DavePie Guest

    I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    If I go to www.yahoo.com, then click on Favorites, then ADD to favorites then
    click add. I get box with Name: Yahoo, Created in: Favorites. Then I get
    Error: Unable to create 'Yahoo!": Unspecified Error. I can delete, modify or
    rename any item in the favorites list though. Just can't add a new one? Any
    ideas?
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    DavePieNaples
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  2.    12 Feb 2007 #2
    Extracampine Guest

    Re: I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    I have exactly the same problem !With me, this happens only when I try and
    save a favourite to a sub-folder. If I save it to the root favourites
    folder, then that seems to work, and I can move it afterwards.




    "DavePie" <DavePie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CA1A4139-4573-4EC3-BD16-A1466AA5FFC5@microsoft.com...
    > If I go to www.yahoo.com, then click on Favorites, then ADD to favorites
    > then
    > click add. I get box with Name: Yahoo, Created in: Favorites. Then I get
    > Error: Unable to create 'Yahoo!": Unspecified Error. I can delete, modify
    > or
    > rename any item in the favorites list though. Just can't add a new one?
    > Any
    > ideas?
    > --
    > DavePieNaples


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  3.    01 Jan 2008 #3
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    Re: I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    Ditto!
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  4.    03 Jan 2008 #4
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    Re: I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    Hi BobF,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    You might check to see if Internet Explorer 7 has all of it's defaults set to it. This will show you how.

    Default Programs - Program Default Associations

    Shawn
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  5.    03 Jan 2008 #5
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    Re: I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    Maybe an easier way is to right click the page and "Add to favourites"? Always works for me.
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  6.    03 Jan 2008 #6
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    Re: I can't add URL's to favorites folder


    Elsewhere on this forum are similar references to "unspecified error" when "add to favorites" is chosen. In my case I used the "redirected folder" feature to move my username to another disk, aparently somehow messing up folder rights/permissions whatever such that IE couldn't write to the "Favorites" folder. In spite of following the directions here and at MSDN I still couldn't add to favorites. I gave up trying, re-formatted the disk, re-installed Vista64, and IMMEDIATELY before doing anything moved my user folder to the other disk and now I am able to "add to favorites". I certainly got confused when I went from Start -> explore -> navigate to C:\Users\username -> folder -> properties and didn't see a location tab. Aparently the location tab is visible only when the explorer is started from Start -> username ->folder -> properties. I was expecting "Redirected Folders" to have been implemented at the file-system layer for all folders/files and thus visible from any copy of explorer. How silly of me.
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