|The Favorites folder should be here:|
Replace "userName" with your true Windows Vista user name.
If all else fails, delete the folder you made then do a search for one or more of your Favorites, which should unearth it.
As DAVE points out, a one time copy of a folder (duplicate) will never change. A "Shortcut" to the folder will always link you to what currently exists within the original.
A shortcut can be dragged onto the start button (copied) and will then appear in the left side of the Start Menu. However it will also have to be retained wherever it was placed or it will vanish from the Start Menu.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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