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Adding favorites to Internet Explorer

Need help adding favorite websites to Internet Explorer. Using Add button or Control+D gives message "Cannot add website, unspecified error.

I have a HP Pavilian m8020n with VISTA Home Premium, using High Speed AT&T Yahoo internet and AOL E-mail. Purchased computer at Best Buy last year. This feature worked OK for only a short time. Microsoft has applied all of their VISTA updates.

Can you help?

I have entered on the toolbar: Toolsinternet options and checked "enable personalized favorites menu (not previously checks) but this did not help.

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Microsoft Feeds Synchronization has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.this message always coming,how to solve pls......


If you want to know what this is the error code is related to

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management then select event viewer this may vary depending on what operating system you have


extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occurred
or click start type in event viewer press ENTER
you might be able work your way through the problem
right click in the top toolbar (top of screen) you should see a number of toolbar options select the menu tab which will add File Edit View Favourites Tools and Help

Go to Tools / Internet options / Content / Feeds / Settings and uncheck all the boxes so feeds do not apply to IE any more (or you can keep some checked if you actually use them but this is where the problem is coming from).


That should resolve the problem.


or


1. When exactly do you receive this error message?

2. How long have you been facing this issue?

3. Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?



If you are facing the issue in Internet Explorer, let's follow these steps & check if the issue persists:


a) Open Internet Explorer, click on Favorites button located on the top of your browser. Right-click the gray toolbar if you do not see the "Favorites" button.


Click the Favorites Bar option.

You should see the "Favorites" button.

Click it.


b) Click the Feeds tab.

You should see a list of the RSS feeds downloaded on your browser.


c) Right click on the feeds and click Delete.

Repeat this same process to delete all RSS feeds.

Close "Favorites" when you finish.


d) Reopen Internet Explorer & check if the issue reoccurs.

Hope the helps.

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1 . on the bar saying , file , edit , view , favorites , tools , help
click on tools .
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3 . click on sites .
4 . Type in Intellitxt.com , Kontera.com , and Vibrantmedia.com
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Unable to locate favorites button


Hi joaquinrodri,

I see that you cannot locate your Favorites Button on your browser.

1. If you have Internet Explorer you Favorites Button will be on the top portion of your Internet Explorer tools bar if you cannot locate it then you will need to press ALT once on your keyboard to be able to see the Option menu for your IE browser.

2. If you have Mozilla Firefox your Favorites Button will be the Bookmarks button on top before Tools


I hope I was able to answer your question regarding you Favorites Button, Have a Nice day.

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My favorites button has disappeared from my toolbar. I don't know how to retrieve it. What can I do? When I go to my MSN home page, my tool bar that had file option, edit option etc has disappeared and I...


On Internet explorer on the right hand side you should see "tools" click on that button and a drop-down appears - look for toolbars click on toolbars and another menu drops out There you can see all the toolbars the PC knows about and if there's a tick against it - then it should be displayed - if not tick - then click on it and a tick should appear and the toolbar should also appear
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Favorite shortcuts


There are two ways to do this>>
Method 1
Assuming that you have internet explorer
>Open favorites
>Select the favorite you want (means open that website in internet explorer )
>Go to file
>Select send >shortcut to desktop.

Method 2
Go to
C:\documents and settings\(your user account)\Favorites\
Look for the favorite you want and then copy and paste it to your desktop.

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