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Favorites Problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by butchkersh, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. butchkersh

    butchkersh Flightless Bird

    I am having the same problem as stated below, (VISTA, IE8) but the answer is
    too complicated for me and this
    site http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/redxorg.htm (When you click the Organize
    Favorites submenu under Favorites menu, the Organize Favorites dialog opens,
    but a Red X mark may be present where the Favorites list is to be displayed.
    Resolution
    Fix for Internet Explorer 7 and above
    Download ieframe-fix.zip, unzip and run the enclosed REG file. The REG file
    restores the missing/incorrect values in the following registry location:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CLSID \ {55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}

    Fix for Internet Explorer 6 does not work for me in
    Vista IE 8 ( I can't get it to unzip). If I could get a simpler answer, I
    would appreciate it

    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:2e4ak5d05l1a6jvgo0jmdm983ushg31f0t@4ax.com...
    > In what operating system?
    >
    > Try this and see if it helps:
    > You can change the value of Favorites in the Registry in these
    > two keys: (ignore the second if the value is not there)
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
    > Folders
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    > Shell Folders
    >
    > For Windows 2000/XP:
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    > Shell Folders]
    > Set the Favorites path to : %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
    >
    >
    > The above should be a REG_EXPAND_SZ value, not REG_SZ
    >
    >
    > Ref: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows -Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    > On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:10:01 -0800, in
    > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, musiclover
    > <musiclover@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>in vista, suddenly favorites are gone because the location of the
    >>favorites
    >>file is wrong! the good old favorites file is still there in documents,
    >>but
    >>the path listed for favorites in IE is a non-existent folder in my 'music'
    >>folder. so favorites comes up empty in the IE menu.
    >>somehow it got changed. how do i tell IE7 (IE8 would not install on this
    >>computer) where it's 'favorites' folder is? this should be the default
    >>location, but where can i set it to that?i
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Here's the registry key in ieframe-fix.zip

    Copy the text between the "=" (don't copy the "=" ) Paste that text into a
    notepad document.

    Save as ieframe-fix.txt.

    Rename it to ieframe-fix.reg

    Right-click ieframe.reg and merge it.

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}]
    @="Shell Name Space"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\InProcServer
    32]
    @="C:/\Windows\\system32\\ieframe.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\MiscStatus]
    @="0"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\MiscStatus\1
    ]
    @="131473"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\ProgID]
    @="ShellNameSpace.ShellNameSpace.1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\TypeLib]
    @="{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\VersionIndep
    endentProgID]
    @="ShellNameSpace.ShellNameSpace"

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "butchkersh" <butchkersh@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:67A4EB68-124A-4242-AB58-1EA1B01F247A@microsoft.com...
    > I am having the same problem as stated below, (VISTA, IE8) but the answer

    is
    > too complicated for me and this
    > site http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/redxorg.htm (When you click the Organize
    > Favorites submenu under Favorites menu, the Organize Favorites dialog

    opens,
    > but a Red X mark may be present where the Favorites list is to be

    displayed.
    > Resolution
    > Fix for Internet Explorer 7 and above
    > Download ieframe-fix.zip, unzip and run the enclosed REG file. The REG

    file
    > restores the missing/incorrect values in the following registry location:
    >
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CLSID \ {55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}
    >
    > Fix for Internet Explorer 6 does not work for me in
    > Vista IE 8 ( I can't get it to unzip). If I could get a simpler answer, I
    > would appreciate it



    > "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:2e4ak5d05l1a6jvgo0jmdm983ushg31f0t@4ax.com...
    > > In what operating system?
    > >
    > > Try this and see if it helps:
    > > You can change the value of Favorites in the Registry in these
    > > two keys: (ignore the second if the value is not there)
    > >
    > >

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
    > > Folders
    > >
    > >

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    > > Shell Folders
    > >
    > > For Windows 2000/XP:
    > >

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    > > Shell Folders]
    > > Set the Favorites path to : %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
    > >
    > >
    > > The above should be a REG_EXPAND_SZ value, not REG_SZ
    > >
    > >
    > > Ref: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
    > > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm



    > > On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:10:01 -0800, in
    > > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, musiclover
    > > <musiclover@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>in vista, suddenly favorites are gone because the location of the
    > >>favorites
    > >>file is wrong! the good old favorites file is still there in documents,
    > >>but
    > >>the path listed for favorites in IE is a non-existent folder in my

    'music'
    > >>folder. so favorites comes up empty in the IE menu.
    > >>somehow it got changed. how do i tell IE7 (IE8 would not install on

    this
    > >>computer) where it's 'favorites' folder is? this should be the default
    > >>location, but where can i set it to that?i
     
  3. ButchKersh

    ButchKersh Flightless Bird

    Thank you very much for reply, I'll be trying it and get back to you if I
    need to
    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:-OJaR08fkKHA.5568@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Here's the registry key in ieframe-fix.zip
    >
    > Copy the text between the "=" (don't copy the "=" ) Paste that text into a
    > notepad document.
    >
    > Save as ieframe-fix.txt.
    >
    > Rename it to ieframe-fix.reg
    >
    > Right-click ieframe.reg and merge it.
    >
    > = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}]
    > @="Shell Name Space"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\InProcServer
    > 32]
    > @="C:/\Windows\\system32\\ieframe.dll"
    > "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\MiscStatus]
    > @="0"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\MiscStatus\1
    > ]
    > @="131473"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\ProgID]
    > @="ShellNameSpace.ShellNameSpace.1"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\TypeLib]
    > @="{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}\VersionIndep
    > endentProgID]
    > @="ShellNameSpace.ShellNameSpace"
    >
    > = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "butchkersh" <butchkersh@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:67A4EB68-124A-4242-AB58-1EA1B01F247A@microsoft.com...
    >> I am having the same problem as stated below, (VISTA, IE8) but the answer

    > is
    >> too complicated for me and this
    >> site http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/redxorg.htm (When you click the
    >> Organize
    >> Favorites submenu under Favorites menu, the Organize Favorites dialog

    > opens,
    >> but a Red X mark may be present where the Favorites list is to be

    > displayed.
    >> Resolution
    >> Fix for Internet Explorer 7 and above
    >> Download ieframe-fix.zip, unzip and run the enclosed REG file. The REG

    > file
    >> restores the missing/incorrect values in the following registry location:
    >>
    >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CLSID \ {55136805-B2DE-11D1-B9F2-00A0C98BC547}
    >>
    >> Fix for Internet Explorer 6 does not work for me in
    >> Vista IE 8 ( I can't get it to unzip). If I could get a simpler answer,
    >> I
    >> would appreciate it

    >
    >
    >> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:2e4ak5d05l1a6jvgo0jmdm983ushg31f0t@4ax.com...
    >> > In what operating system?
    >> >
    >> > Try this and see if it helps:
    >> > You can change the value of Favorites in the Registry in these
    >> > two keys: (ignore the second if the value is not there)
    >> >
    >> >

    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
    >> > Folders
    >> >
    >> >

    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    >> > Shell Folders
    >> >
    >> > For Windows 2000/XP:
    >> >

    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    >> > Shell Folders]
    >> > Set the Favorites path to : %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > The above should be a REG_EXPAND_SZ value, not REG_SZ
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Ref: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
    >> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm

    >
    >
    >> > On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:10:01 -0800, in
    >> > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, musiclover
    >> > <musiclover@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>in vista, suddenly favorites are gone because the location of the
    >> >>favorites
    >> >>file is wrong! the good old favorites file is still there in
    >> >>documents,
    >> >>but
    >> >>the path listed for favorites in IE is a non-existent folder in my

    > 'music'
    >> >>folder. so favorites comes up empty in the IE menu.
    >> >>somehow it got changed. how do i tell IE7 (IE8 would not install on

    > this
    >> >>computer) where it's 'favorites' folder is? this should be the default
    >> >>location, but where can i set it to that?i

    >
     

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