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favorites on drop down list missing.

  1. #1


    mandy Guest

    favorites on drop down list missing.

    Can someone help me out my favorites list has disappeared and l dont know how
    to get the list back on. All my favorites are still in a folder in my
    documents but l dont know how to get them back onto the favorites list and
    why they went missing in the first place. l tryed system restore but that did
    not restore the list. , l'm on windows vista IE. l know where my favorites
    are all kept in documents(favorites) but they have gone from my drop down
    list when l get a web page up and would like to put them back onto the main
    page .



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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: favorites on drop down list missing.

    Click Start and type :
    %userprofile%/Favorites
    This is the folder used by IE. Drag the other favorites you have found to
    that folder.
    If you see an 'access denied' message, you will probably need to 'take
    ownership' of that folder.
    Add Take Ownership to right-click menu in Vista:
    http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
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    "mandy" <mandy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Can someone help me out my favorites list has disappeared and l dont know
    > how
    > to get the list back on. All my favorites are still in a folder in my
    > documents but l dont know how to get them back onto the favorites list and
    > why they went missing in the first place. l tryed system restore but that
    > did
    > not restore the list. , l'm on windows vista IE. l know where my favorites
    > are all kept in documents(favorites) but they have gone from my drop down
    > list when l get a web page up and would like to put them back onto the
    > main
    > page .
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    mandy Guest

    Re: favorites on drop down list missing.



    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Click Start and type :
    > %userprofile%/Favorites
    > This is the folder used by IE. Drag the other favorites you have found to
    > that folder.
    > If you see an 'access denied' message, you will probably need to 'take
    > ownership' of that folder.
    > Add Take Ownership to right-click menu in Vista:
    > http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
    > --
    > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "mandy" <mandy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5F340C41-59A7-4AC3-B057-9F0064A95483@xxxxxx

    > > Can someone help me out my favorites list has disappeared and l dont know
    > > how
    > > to get the list back on. All my favorites are still in a folder in my
    > > documents but l dont know how to get them back onto the favorites list and
    > > why they went missing in the first place. l tryed system restore but that
    > > did
    > > not restore the list. , l'm on windows vista IE. l know where my favorites
    > > are all kept in documents(favorites) but they have gone from my drop down
    > > list when l get a web page up and would like to put them back onto the
    > > main
    > > page .
    > >
    > > Mark l clicked on start and put in the start box what you told me to do and it will not let me search there is a x at the end where a seach key should be.

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  4. #4


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: favorites on drop down list missing.

    Type, then hit enter

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    "mandy" <mandy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    >

    >> Click Start and type :
    >> %userprofile%/Favorites
    >> This is the folder used by IE. Drag the other favorites you have found to
    >> that folder.
    >> If you see an 'access denied' message, you will probably need to 'take
    >> ownership' of that folder.
    >> Add Take Ownership to right-click menu in Vista:
    >> http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
    >> --
    >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    >> interface.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    >> Mark L. Ferguson
    >> .
    >>
    >> "mandy" <mandy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:5F340C41-59A7-4AC3-B057-9F0064A95483@xxxxxx

    >> > Can someone help me out my favorites list has disappeared and l dont
    >> > know
    >> > how
    >> > to get the list back on. All my favorites are still in a folder in my
    >> > documents but l dont know how to get them back onto the favorites list
    >> > and
    >> > why they went missing in the first place. l tryed system restore but
    >> > that
    >> > did
    >> > not restore the list. , l'm on windows vista IE. l know where my
    >> > favorites
    >> > are all kept in documents(favorites) but they have gone from my drop
    >> > down
    >> > list when l get a web page up and would like to put them back onto the
    >> > main
    >> > page .
    >> >
    >> > Mark l clicked on start and put in the start box what you told me to do
    >> > and it will not let me search there is a x at the end where a seach key
    >> > should be.

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  5. #5


    Jpoche Guest

    Re: favorites on drop down list missing.

    Hi Mark,

    I have the same problem, but I'm working in Window XP is there some fix for
    me as well?

    Jill

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Click Start and type :
    > %userprofile%/Favorites
    > This is the folder used by IE. Drag the other favorites you have found to
    > that folder.
    > If you see an 'access denied' message, you will probably need to 'take
    > ownership' of that folder.
    > Add Take Ownership to right-click menu in Vista:
    > http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
    > --
    > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "mandy" <mandy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5F340C41-59A7-4AC3-B057-9F0064A95483@xxxxxx

    > > Can someone help me out my favorites list has disappeared and l dont know
    > > how
    > > to get the list back on. All my favorites are still in a folder in my
    > > documents but l dont know how to get them back onto the favorites list and
    > > why they went missing in the first place. l tryed system restore but that
    > > did
    > > not restore the list. , l'm on windows vista IE. l know where my favorites
    > > are all kept in documents(favorites) but they have gone from my drop down
    > > list when l get a web page up and would like to put them back onto the
    > > main
    > > page .
    > >
    > >

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