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Favorites not working

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Derek, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Derek

    Derek Flightless Bird

    I am using IE8 in Vista with service pack 2.
    yesterday without warning my favorites stopped working.
    the icons for the favorites are just the plain default.

    when i click on a favorite (from side bar or menu or links) sometimes
    nothing happens and sometimes i get a box

    asking me if i want to open or save.
    If i open - nothing happens - if i save it save the favorite but it still
    doesnt work.

    I have uninstalled ie8 and tried ie7 but no good.
    i reinstalled ie8 but still the same.

    i used a reg cleaner and optimiser, still not working.

    i exported my favorites and then imported them but still no good. (and yes i
    am rebooting after every change).

    when i click on the exported file, ie opens with a list of my favorites and
    when i click on one it works ok.

    If i add a new favorite it doesnt work.

    ie works ok if i type in the address.

    i have tried restoring my favorites from a backup but no joy.

    i have tried using system restore but for some reason nonme of my restore
    points are sucssesful.

    the only time a favorite will work is from the exported file.

    I have run an anti virus & mallware/spyware and after removing the finds and
    rebooting its still the same.

    i have searched the internet but everything i have tried does no good.

    can anyone help before i tear my hair out!!!!

    thanks in advance
    Derek
     
  2. Derek

    Derek Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your reply.
    first of all i must apologise for the multiple posts.
    when i was posting i kept getting an error telling me to try again.
    when i finally got it posted i found all the others here.
    I finally got the problem sorted. I managed to get system restore working
    using my restore disks and was able to restore to a couple of days ago. now
    everything is working ok.
    btw the problem also affected live mail. i was getting an error 0x80041161
    and after uninstalling, the system would not run the install again (i assume
    because the install download was just a link).
    but everything is working now but thanks for replying.
    cheers

    "Derek" wrote:

    > I am using IE8 in Vista with service pack 2.
    > yesterday without warning my favorites stopped working.
    > the icons for the favorites are just the plain default.
    >
    > when i click on a favorite (from side bar or menu or links) sometimes
    > nothing happens and sometimes i get a box
    >
    > asking me if i want to open or save.
    > If i open - nothing happens - if i save it save the favorite but it still
    > doesnt work.
    >
    > I have uninstalled ie8 and tried ie7 but no good.
    > i reinstalled ie8 but still the same.
    >
    > i used a reg cleaner and optimiser, still not working.
    >
    > i exported my favorites and then imported them but still no good. (and yes i
    > am rebooting after every change).
    >
    > when i click on the exported file, ie opens with a list of my favorites and
    > when i click on one it works ok.
    >
    > If i add a new favorite it doesnt work.
    >
    > ie works ok if i type in the address.
    >
    > i have tried restoring my favorites from a backup but no joy.
    >
    > i have tried using system restore but for some reason nonme of my restore
    > points are sucssesful.
    >
    > the only time a favorite will work is from the exported file.
    >
    > I have run an anti virus & mallware/spyware and after removing the finds and
    > rebooting its still the same.
    >
    > i have searched the internet but everything i have tried does no good.
    >
    > can anyone help before i tear my hair out!!!!
    >
    > thanks in advance
    > Derek
     

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