|Hi guys! This just happened to me tonight and the curses towards MS were flying! Having Googled AND Binged myself into frustration, upgrading from IE8 to IE9 (with no changes at all), i found the cause.|
Just a little detail on what my symptoms were... When trying to view my bookmarks (in any manner) they weren't there. Now when going to the location of my "Favorites" folder under the user profile, my favorites folder, as well as my 200 or so favorites, were screaming "we're here, we're here!"
Here's what i found (and am a little embarassed it took so long to find it)... For some odd reason, the folder/links became marked as "hidden". I have no idea how, and figure it may have been something errant in a not so nice web page. At any rate, unchecking "hidden" then allows the individual bookmark to show up where it should in IE.
In my case, all 200 were marked hidden!!! In that case, simply rt click on your favorites folder\Properties\General and uncheck Hidden. If it isn't checked there (as mine wasn't), but the properties for your links are, go back and CHECK hidden for the Favorites folder, apply the change, uncheck it, and apply again.
Remember... in order to "see" hidden folders, open (My)Computer\Tools\Folder Options\View and click "Show hidden file, folders and drives".
I can't help with any of the other odd problems noted in the thread above, but hopefully this will help anyone else who stumbles in with this little problem. Good Luck! ; )