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Favorites shell registry settings do not save

I recently changed computer membership from a domain to a workgroup and ever since I have not been able access or save any favorites.  Every time I add the registry key than close and repoen it the settings are gone.  I have tried both under my user ID and administrator.  This is very frustrating.  
At one time when I was on the domain I had changed my favorites location to point to the network, but I did not copy over any of my domain user profile information.
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sfarazmandCommented:
By favorites, you mean IE?

open the cmd prompt  run a gpresult and look at the result to see if any policies are there. Run gpupdate/force then run a gpresult again. You should only see local policies at that point. Then try your changes.

An ideal removal from a domain (if the machine is to be used in a workgroup), is to put it in an OU with no group policy. Then once you remove it from the domain the settings are changeable.
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TuxHackerCommented:
Open regeidt and check "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites" key. If it is not the right path put the right path and close IE and open it again.
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wile666Author Commented:
Thank you.  Off the domain for a month and I forget basics.
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