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Why do my Internet Explorer Favorites disappear after a few seconds?

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Why do my Internet Explorer Favorites disappear after a few seconds?

ds888
When I save a website to my favorites in Internet Explorer after a few seconds it disappears. I am running XP Pro SP3 with IE 7 on a HP Compaq 8710w.
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    Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type: Favorites
    The Favorites folder icon should then appear at the top of the Start Menu.

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    ds888

    Thanks for the reply but the problem is not accessing the list. The list is available and has a few of me favorites on it. However, when I attempt to add a new favorite I select Favorites/Add to Favorites... and the dialog box appears to select the folder to create the favorite in. After doing so and selecting Add. If I then select Favorites it will appear in the list for a few seconds and then disappear/be deleted automatically.

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    TechRabbit

    I'm having the same issue - I can add a Favorite in IE, but it disappears after just a couple of seconds. Anyone have any idea how to stop this?

    Running XP SP2 and IE8; Uninstalled back to IE6, then upgraded to IE7, then again up to IE8 and the problem persisted each step of the way.

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    IC-IT

    Shamlessly copied from;
    http://www.collosumus.net/cs/blogs/robertvv/archive/2005/07/03/167.aspx

    IE's favorites disappear
    It happened to me several times now, that when working with IE my favorites suddenly disappear. The solution to this is very simple, but I keep forgetting it so I decided to write it down.

    The problem with the disappearing favorites is, is that either the value type in the Registry is wrong, somehow REG_EXPAND_SZ was changed to REG_SZ which causes the variable %USERPROFILE% not te be expanded, or the value itself was changed to C:\WINDOWS\FAVORITES. In both cases, it resulted in an empty favorites menu in IE. Which is very annoying.

    Here's the solution.

    Open the Registry Editor (Start | Run | regedt32.exe or regedit).
    Browse to the key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVerion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.
    Look up the value: Favorites.
    If it's value type is not REG_EXPAND_SZ, delete the value and re-create it (type REG_EXPAND_SZ).
    Now make sure the value Favorites has as content: %USERPROFILE%\Favorites.
    Close the Registry Editor.

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    TechRabbit

    I checked Shell Folder settings, and that is not the issue; they are set correctly. This is really stumping me.

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    Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type: Favorites
    The Favorites folder icon should then appear at the top of the Start Menu.

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    ds888

    Thanks for the reply but the problem is not accessing the list. The list is available and has a few of me favorites on it. However, when I attempt to add a new favorite I select Favorites/Add to Favorites... and the dialog box appears to select the folder to create the favorite in. After doing so and selecting Add. If I then select Favorites it will appear in the list for a few seconds and then disappear/be deleted automatically.

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    TechRabbit

    I'm having the same issue - I can add a Favorite in IE, but it disappears after just a couple of seconds. Anyone have any idea how to stop this?

    Running XP SP2 and IE8; Uninstalled back to IE6, then upgraded to IE7, then again up to IE8 and the problem persisted each step of the way.

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    IC-IT

    Shamlessly copied from;
    http://www.collosumus.net/cs/blogs/robertvv/archive/2005/07/03/167.aspx

    IE's favorites disappear
    It happened to me several times now, that when working with IE my favorites suddenly disappear. The solution to this is very simple, but I keep forgetting it so I decided to write it down.

    The problem with the disappearing favorites is, is that either the value type in the Registry is wrong, somehow REG_EXPAND_SZ was changed to REG_SZ which causes the variable %USERPROFILE% not te be expanded, or the value itself was changed to C:\WINDOWS\FAVORITES. In both cases, it resulted in an empty favorites menu in IE. Which is very annoying.

    Here's the solution.

    Open the Registry Editor (Start | Run | regedt32.exe or regedit).
    Browse to the key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVerion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.
    Look up the value: Favorites.
    If it's value type is not REG_EXPAND_SZ, delete the value and re-create it (type REG_EXPAND_SZ).
    Now make sure the value Favorites has as content: %USERPROFILE%\Favorites.
    Close the Registry Editor.

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    TechRabbit

    I checked Shell Folder settings, and that is not the issue; they are set correctly. This is really stumping me.