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I am having the the problems of individual users favorites are disappearing in Internet Explorer. I believe this is related to Group Policy but not sure. It is my understanding the favorites are saved to local machine.

I do have a base policy the sets the homepage in IE to our organizations site.

Could something be overwriting this?
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Yes, favorites ae stroed in the user profile of each user:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Favorites

You can push  favorites out via group policy but I don't think a GPO could be overriding it. Are you running any kind of logon script?
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I checked that. We are using a logon script to set printers and shared folders. We have been using that for years.

This has happened twice now in the past couple days.
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Do these users have another browser other than IE that could be transferring all the favorites to it??? I might be good to pay the users a visit to see how they've been connecting to the Internet.
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Figured it out. The is a piece of group policy that deletes favorites. For some reason it was checked. I did find out where the grp policy logs are stored on the wks.

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Can you tell me where in group policy the setting is?  I had a users favorites disappear and not sure why.  
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