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I can't add URL's to favorites folder

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DavePie

#1
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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Extracampine

#2
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
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> 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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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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