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Favorites not working in IE5

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Having installed IE5 I found my favorites cannot be displayed from within the application or added to. I can see the favorites folder in c:\windows and that it contains a number of files and folders but I can't open it. When I try to install Ie5.01 I get a message a previous programme installation was never completed. IE5 seems to work well in all other respects. Any help would be much appreciated
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I have had this happen several times on my computers and others.  Carefully follow these directions:

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Restart your computer to a command prompt. For Windows 95, restart your computer, press F8 when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choose Safe mode command prompt only from the Startup menu.

For Windows 98, restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST), and then choose Safe mode command prompt only from the Startup menu. For more information about Windows 98 startup, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q178548 No "Starting Windows 98" Message at Startup



At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:
cd windows
ren favori~1 oldfav



Restart your computer. The Favorites folder and its default folders are re-created.


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You may have to copy the URLs from "oldfav" folder to "Favorites", but the last time I did this I did not have to do that (a pleasant surprise).
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