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Missing Favorites in IE7

I am stumped and need help. I go to look at my favorites and it is gone. I get an error message saying that favorites points to a location that is unavailable. However, when I try to save a location that was on my favorites it says it is already there do I want to write over it. So it is there and the computer can obviously recognize it but when I select the star I see nothing and then get that error message.

I have found the favorites folder and tried to import it and that doesn't work. I don't know what else to do. I can see history in the favorites section - just not my favorites.

Has anyone had this problem and if so, can you please tell me how to fix it.
Thanks so much

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  • jlabossi Dec 31, 2008

    I have Vista

    It doesn't give me an error number but says the following:

    "c:\users\cp\downloads\favorites\favorites refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."

  • jlabossi Dec 31, 2008

    I updated IE and now I have IE 8. It did not correct the problem and I got the same error message.

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It has been noticed that if Favorites folders (including subfolders) lose their system attribute they may not appear in the Organise Favorites window.
Try resetting the system attribute from the cmd window using the following command (make sure the path is correct for your machine).
ATTRIB -S C:\Documents and Settings\username\Favorites /S /D

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • AbdulRahiman S Dec 31, 2008

    else 
    Run Antivirus

    Kill all Virus

    Restart

    Reinstall IE 7

    Restart

    ..mostly Favorites in IE 7 are stored in:
    \Documents and Settings\username\Favorites

    Your IE6 favorites are imported automaticly into IE 7. At top left, on the line where tabs appear, click the plain Gold Star, then Favorites to view them.

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What is the error message you are getting? What OS do you have?

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    Good options posted here. Also, going to control panel/programs and features. Select IE7 and do the repair installation. If you have not tried firefox yet you should give it a try.

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Try to update your IE version.

click HERE to download the update,.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    Elizabeth Krijt Dec 31, 2008

    try to update your IE version.

    click HERE to download the update,.




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