+ 0 Votes You can try this out and see if it works.... Peconet Tietokoneet 4 years ago 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. + 0 Votes No Dice. TechRabbit 3 years ago I checked Shell Folder settings, and that is not the issue; they are set correctly. This is really stumping me. + 0 Votes Potential Solution IC-IT 3 years ago 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.