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Favorites on Start menu and Explorer don't match

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I have a bunch of Favorite links in Explorer but they are not reflected in the "Favorites" list on the start menu.  Are these two lists related and if so how come they don't match?
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by:NutrientMS
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In the start menu favorites, right click it and click Properties, Check the path is pointing to the correct place (eg C:\users\profile name)  
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by:NutrientMS
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Also yes they are both links to the same place (well in theory they are any way)

did you add the favorites list in the properties of the start menu manual (the favorites menu is not their by default) or did something create this for you automatically?
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by:mikecox_
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It shows that is it pointing to Users/Michael and the Favorites folder contains the items shown on the Start menu.

But the Favorite Links, in Explore, are lot shown there.  It is possible to add these to Favorites folder when they are added to Favorite Links?

Is there a Favorite Links folder somewhere?


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The Favorite links folder should be under c:\users\michael\favorites.  The links to the favorites should have the location pointing to "c:\users\michael\"  If you go to the folder c:\users\michael\favorites and create a folder in there, does that appear in both internet explorer and the start menu favorites?
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sramesh2k earned 500 total points
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Just to make things clear. There are two different things:

1. Favorite Links (shown in the left pane in Windows Explorer in Vista, occupuing the top left quadrant)

2. Favorites in Internet Explorer. This appears under the Favorites menu in IE, and in the Start menu Favorites.
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by:mikecox_
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Hmm, I don't use IE; I use Firefox.  Does that mean the Favorite option in the Start menu is not going to be of any use?  

How about if I created a shortcut to the Favorites folder and dragged files, folders and apps to it.  Would I be able to use the Start Favorites option that way?
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by:sramesh2k
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Firefox stores the favorite URLs in a single bookmark file. I don't think it's possible to show them in Start menu Favorites without manually extracting te favorites and putting them in the IE favorites folder.
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Ya, that's what I meant; to manually move them there.  It looks like you have addressed the question so that I understand the connection now.  Thanks
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