How are you trying to reassign the location of the Favorites folder?
Close IE, open the UserName folder on your desktop, right-click the
Favorites folder and select 'Properties'.
In the Properties dialog, select the 'Location' tab and use the 'Move'
button to select the folder 'C:\Users\Favorites', creating the folder if
necessary (the 'Move' button does not CREATE a folder in the folder you
select, it ASSIGNS the special folder designation to the folder you select).
Accept the option to move files, this will delete the lowest 'Favorites'
folder on the erroneous path.
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
"Mike Harrison" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> When I got my new computer with Vista I accidently moved a bunch of
> I managed to fix it, and everything works fine except that due to some of
> unsuccessful attempts, now my IE favorites are in
> c:\users\mike\downloads\favorites\favorites\favorites\favorites instead of
> I cannot just delete all of the redundant directories because Internet
> Explorer requires all of them in order to find the favorites file.
> Is there any way to remove the redundant directories?