How to restore favorites

September 19, 2007 at 11:23:34
Specs: Windows XP Home, P4 1.5ghz 256 ram

Hi, I asked this question before but did not get a useable response. I have lost all of the info in the favorites column in IE6. It is completely blank with the exception of the closeout X. This is only in the limited user account. I tried a system restore and that brought them back, but caused some other undesireable effects. I can find all of the items in favorites under documents and settings,so they are not lost, but how do I get them back where they belong? Thanks, Bluejay

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September 19, 2007 at 11:24:43

copy/paste maybe??

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September 19, 2007 at 11:30:03

Copy and Paste them into C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\favorites


C:\Documents and Settings\cmadison\Favorites

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September 19, 2007 at 11:59:12

Hi, and thanks for the respones. I may not have been clear enough. When I click favorites in IE6, the column that drops down is completely blank. Even the template for favorites is missing. No heading of favorites or add or organize , just the X to close it out and it is grey not white. If I view the C:\doc and settings all of the favs are there. Does that help in any way? Bluejay

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September 19, 2007 at 12:11:02

just copy the favorites and paste them into your profile under c:\documents and settings\your user name\favotites

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September 19, 2007 at 12:23:18

Please listen to me chrismr. Please read my response number 3. I told you before that they are there already. The favorites column is blank. Nothing. Not even the header or anything. Bluejay

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September 19, 2007 at 12:34:07

Then make sure you are looking at the correct profile, the profile for the domain and not the profile for the machine, if that exists. Try cutting them out, going back to IE, look in it, close IE, then past them back.
See if that works.
If not, try bookmarking a page in IE, look at the favorites in the C: drive, and see if you see the bookmark you just created

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September 19, 2007 at 13:19:32

Just to see what I mean, please click on favorites. You get a dropdown box with the heading favorites and an X next to it which closes the box. Beneath that is a line with add and organize, then under that are all of your favs with a scroll bar on the right. None of that is there on that machine. Only the X at the top to close it out. The whole column is grey. Keep in mind that this is IE6.

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September 19, 2007 at 13:35:48

Ok, what happens when you bookmark a page your on. does it get listed?

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September 19, 2007 at 14:03:03

Try Control + I to open favorites to see if there is any difference.

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September 19, 2007 at 14:36:33

I will try later tonight when I am home at that machine. I can't imagine how I would be able to bookmark a page when the add button is not there to add it. OtheHill I will check it out. But as I said it will open, there is just nothing there just a blank panel. I may not be back until tomorrow when I return to work. Bluejay

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September 19, 2007 at 18:06:05

try pressing CTRL-D to bookmark the page

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September 20, 2007 at 13:32:07

Hi, Sorry didn't get back sooner, busy day at work. Sad to say none of the suggestions helped. There simply is nothing in the favorites column when opened just blank and grey. As stated before system restore will bring it back, but it causes problems with NAV2007 and it wants me to reinstall it. Thats why I would rather find the problem. I am sure it is something I did because it was working minutes before. Bluejay

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September 20, 2007 at 13:36:58

Then I would check the Symantec site to see if this is an issue with them.

IMO NAV is not worth the effort.

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September 20, 2007 at 13:59:25

I agree, toss NAV and go with something else. I would no longer touch the Symantec products

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September 20, 2007 at 14:51:36

Quick response before going home. If there was a problem with NAV, I would expect it to affect the admin account as well. I know about all the bad things with NAV but it is paid for until next year when I will consider something else. I think the issue is when I do a system restore to bring the favs back, NAV doesn't like it. Frustrating day. Time to go for a nice relaxing ride on my boat. Back tomorrow. Bluejay

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September 21, 2007 at 05:48:48

Your not going to take me on your boat?

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September 22, 2007 at 08:52:59

Just a follow up. I did a system restore to last Saturday and got my favs back. For a while NAV complained about it but seems to have gotten over it now. Haven't had much time to use that computer but so far so good. Wish I knew what I did to screw it up in the first place. Bluejay

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