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Trouble with the Favorites function

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by tommyvin, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. tommyvin

    tommyvin Flightless Bird

    My favorites function worked till yesterday. When I click the Favorites in
    this bar: File Edit Favorites Tools Help, I still get a list of all my
    Favorite folders, but when I put the mouse pointer over a folder, all I get
    is a blank mini-window.

    For example, when I place my mouse pointer over the Medical folder, I used
    to get the half dozen sites I placed in this folder. Now I get only a blank
    space.

    The Favorites function works sometimes though - about 10% of the time. Then
    it goes out and I get that blank mini-window after I click on the folder.

    There's probably an easy fix for this problem. I hope some guru can give it
    to me.
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- e.g. Windows 7, Vista SP1,
    XP SP2 , 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.
    Right-click Computer/My Computer> Properties to obtain this information)

    Which version of Internet Explorer? (From IE> Help> About)

    Did you make a software change yesterday, such as a new security program,
    new toolbar or other browser add-on, updates for a security program, updates
    for Windows or Internet Explorer?

    Are you using the Live toolbar to sync Favorites with a Skydrive account?
    - - -
    Try this...
    Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on the
    desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    or
    from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
    add-ons)
    If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx


    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "tommyvin" <tommyvin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C5B11459-1B04-4933-9BDA-080C469C8C5C@microsoft.com...
    > My favorites function worked till yesterday. When I click the Favorites in
    > this bar: File Edit Favorites Tools Help, I still get a list of all my
    > Favorite folders, but when I put the mouse pointer over a folder, all I

    get
    > is a blank mini-window.
    >
    > For example, when I place my mouse pointer over the Medical folder, I used
    > to get the half dozen sites I placed in this folder. Now I get only a

    blank
    > space.
    >
    > The Favorites function works sometimes though - about 10% of the time.

    Then
    > it goes out and I get that blank mini-window after I click on the folder.
    >
    > There's probably an easy fix for this problem. I hope some guru can give

    it
    > to me.
     
  3. tommyvin

    tommyvin Flightless Bird

    I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.

    I have IE8, "IE is currently running without add-ons."

    I didn't make any software changes.

    "Don Varnau" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- e.g. Windows 7, Vista SP1,
    > XP SP2 , 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.
    > Right-click Computer/My Computer> Properties to obtain this information)
    >
    > Which version of Internet Explorer? (From IE> Help> About)
    >
    > Did you make a software change yesterday, such as a new security program,
    > new toolbar or other browser add-on, updates for a security program, updates
    > for Windows or Internet Explorer?
    >
    > Are you using the Live toolbar to sync Favorites with a Skydrive account?
    > - - -
    > Try this...
    > Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on the
    > desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    > or
    > from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
    > add-ons)
    > If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
    >
    > For troubleshooting information see:
    > IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    >
    >
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "tommyvin" <tommyvin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C5B11459-1B04-4933-9BDA-080C469C8C5C@microsoft.com...
    > > My favorites function worked till yesterday. When I click the Favorites in
    > > this bar: File Edit Favorites Tools Help, I still get a list of all my
    > > Favorite folders, but when I put the mouse pointer over a folder, all I

    > get
    > > is a blank mini-window.
    > >
    > > For example, when I place my mouse pointer over the Medical folder, I used
    > > to get the half dozen sites I placed in this folder. Now I get only a

    > blank
    > > space.
    > >
    > > The Favorites function works sometimes though - about 10% of the time.

    > Then
    > > it goes out and I get that blank mini-window after I click on the folder.
    > >
    > > There's probably an easy fix for this problem. I hope some guru can give

    > it
    > > to me.

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

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Uninstall Google Toolbar & reboot.

    tommyvin wrote:
    > I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
    >
    > I have IE8, "IE is currently running without add-ons."
    >
    > I didn't make any software changes.
    >
    > "Don Varnau" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >> Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- e.g. Windows 7, Vista
    >> SP1,
    >> XP SP2 , 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.
    >> Right-click Computer/My Computer> Properties to obtain this information)
    >>
    >> Which version of Internet Explorer? (From IE> Help> About)
    >>
    >> Did you make a software change yesterday, such as a new security program,
    >> new toolbar or other browser add-on, updates for a security program,
    >> updates for Windows or Internet Explorer?
    >>
    >> Are you using the Live toolbar to sync Favorites with a Skydrive account?
    >> - - -
    >> Try this...
    >> Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on
    >> the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    >> or
    >> from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
    >> add-ons)
    >> If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on
    >> installed.
    >>
    >> For troubleshooting information see:
    >> IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    >>
    >>
    >> Don
    >> [MS MVP- IE]
    >>
    >>
    >> "tommyvin" <tommyvin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C5B11459-1B04-4933-9BDA-080C469C8C5C@microsoft.com...
    >>> My favorites function worked till yesterday. When I click the Favorites
    >>> in
    >>> this bar: File Edit Favorites Tools Help, I still get a list of all my
    >>> Favorite folders, but when I put the mouse pointer over a folder, all I
    >>> get is a blank mini-window.
    >>>
    >>> For example, when I place my mouse pointer over the Medical folder, I
    >>> used
    >>> to get the half dozen sites I placed in this folder. Now I get only a
    >>> blank space.
    >>>
    >>> The Favorites function works sometimes though - about 10% of the time.
    >>> Then it goes out and I get that blank mini-window after I click on the
    >>> folder.
    >>>
    >>> There's probably an easy fix for this problem. I hope some guru can give
    >>> it to me.

    >>
    >> .
     

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