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Old 01-22-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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I'm trying to organize my "Favorites Folders"
There are a few Links, such as MSN.com, Radio Station Guide etc that I wanted to group together in a folder named "LINKS" (like I've done many times before)

However when I create a folder and name it "LINKS" a pop-up window says I can't do that because there is already a folder named "LINKS".
I didn't seen one anywere so I named it "LINKS2" and it worked.

I assumed when I created one named "Links2" it would be located right next to the "so-called" one already named "LINKS". But it still does not show a folder named "LINKS".

I have gone to Folder Options/ View and put a check in the box that says "show hidden files and folders", clicked apply and ok then restarted the PC but it still does not show up.

I have even done a "search" under "files and folders" and it only shows the one folder I have named "Links2"
What is going on....?

Where is the Folder the system says is already named LINKS?

I am using Windows XP - IE 8 Version 8

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Last edited by LastStraw; 01-22-2012 at 09:06 PM.. Reason: Forgot to say - - I am using Windows XP - IE 8 / Version 8
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Just noticed something else very strange.........
When I click on Favorites on the top bar and then choose the option "organize" it opens a BLANK window. ( shouldn't there be a list of my favorites in that window ? )
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Do you have have hide system files and folders checked?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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Do you have have hide system files and folders checked?
No.... I have a check in the box that says "Show hidden files and folders".

Also where are the files that are supposed to be in the window when I select it as an option in the "Favorites / Organize Favorites" ?
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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The old name for "Favorites Bar" in the Favorites folder used to be called "Links" (these are the sites that show up on top of the browser bar when enabled) and to make the updating to newer version of IE less of a problem, MS kept the old name as a reference point so if you open the command line and do a "dir" at that location "%userprofile%\Favorites", you will see that "Favorites Bar" is actually listed as "Links".


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Old 01-23-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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I noticed when I click on "Favorites / Organize" from my Browser Window, it does show all the favorites and not a just a blank window. However,... when I click on "Favorites / Organize" from My Favorites folder it is Blank. I have another PC I am comparing it to and I am able to click on "Favorites / Organize" from that Favorites Folder. The other PC I have has IE version 8 too. And both computers are Windows XP with all updates.

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MS kept the old name as a reference point so if you open the command line and do a "dir" at that location "%userprofile%\Favorites", you will see that "Favorites Bar" is actually listed as "Links".
I'm not sure how to do that.
I know from the Start Menu to Select Run and I typed in "Command" but from there I'm lost ???
Can you please explain it to a Computer illiterate.
Thanks
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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I noticed when I click on "Favorites / Organize" from my Browser Window, it does show all the favorites and not a just a blank window. However,... when I click on "Favorites / Organize" from My Favorites folder it is Blank. I have another PC I am comparing it to and I am able to click on "Favorites / Organize" from that Favorites Folder. The other PC I have has IE version 8 too. And both computers are Windows XP with all updates.



I'm not sure how to do that.
I know from the Start Menu to Select Run and I typed in "Command" but from there I'm lost ???
Can you please explain it to a Computer illiterate.
Thanks
Sorry about the confusion.
For the RUN box, all you need to type is favorites then click OK.
This will open the Windows Explorer at the currently logged on user's Internet Explorer Favorites folder. The full path for XP is:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Favorites

For me, it is much easier to deal with IE Favorites when I treat them like regular files and folders, so I browse to the above location using Windows Explorer instead of trying to organize them within IE. Moving, renaming, deleting or separating them into old or new folder is much easier using Windows Explorer.

If you want to see how it looks in Command Line then you can do this:
1. START
2. RUN
3. Type cmd
4. OK
5. In the Command Line window, type dir "%userprofile%\Favorites" (notice the single space after the command dir)
6. Press Enter
- The command in bold above should list the contents of the current user's IE Favorites.
- You can type exit and press enter or X out of the box when done.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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While we are on topic, I'd also recommend a freeware I have been using for years to manage my Favorites/Bookmarks in a different way.
The app is called AM-Deadlink and it checks your favorites/bookmarks to see it their link is valid, it also checks for duplicates. Supports IE, FF Chrome, etc.

AM-Deadlink

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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While we are on topic, I'd also recommend a freeware I have been using for years to manage my Favorites/Bookmarks in a different way.
The app is called AM-Deadlink and it checks your favorites/bookmarks to see it their link is valid, it also checks for duplicates. Supports IE, FF Chrome, etc.

AM-Deadlink
Thank you for explaining and Thank you for the link to "AM-Deadlink".
It sounds very handy. There's been a few times that I click on one of my Favorite/Bookmarks and it is no longer valid and I also have some that are duplicates so I am anxious to try it.
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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