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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. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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

    Injudicious use of such utilities may have caused the problem! If you ever
    think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured,
    tweaked, fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own conclusions.

    > I have run an anti virus & [malware]/spyware and after removing the finds
    > and
    > rebooting its still the same.


    What was found?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP2?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    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
     
  3. 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

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

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

    >
    > Injudicious use of such utilities may have caused the problem! If you ever
    > think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured,
    > tweaked, fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read
    > http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own conclusions.
    >
    > > I have run an anti virus & [malware]/spyware and after removing the finds
    > > and
    > > rebooting its still the same.

    >
    > What was found?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    > What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    > in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP2?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    >
    >
    > 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

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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    Derek wrote:
    > 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
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >>> i used a reg cleaner and optimiser, still not working.

    >>
    >> Injudicious use of such utilities may have caused the problem! If you
    >> ever
    >> think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up,
    >> cured, tweaked, fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read
    >> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own conclusions.
    >>
    >>> I have run an anti virus & [malware]/spyware and after removing the
    >>> finds
    >>> and
    >>> rebooting its still the same.

    >>
    >> What was found?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    >> applications running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP2?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?
    >>
    >>
    >> 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

    >>
    >> .
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:u4Pbkti5KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:
    >> i used a reg cleaner and optimiser, still not working.

    >
    > Injudicious use of such utilities may have caused the
    > problem! If you ever think your Registry needs to be
    > cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked,
    > fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read
    > http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own
    > conclusions.


    Notice the problem existed BEFORE that event, and your suggestion does
    nothing but waste the time of people trying to reach a conclusion on doing a
    fix. It also worked the SAME before and after that. If all you're going to
    do is try to waste people's time, you should shut the hell up.

    >
    >> I have run an anti virus & [malware]/spyware and after
    >> removing the finds and
    >> rebooting its still the same.

    >
    > What was found?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed

    ....
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been

    ....

    Your foolish interruptions to people's good efforts are trash and belong in
    the trash bin. When you can't be helpful, just shut the hell up.


    >
    >
    > 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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