set windows7 ie8 favorites location

Posted on 2011-02-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
trying to change the default location
I set the following in the registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

favorites to x:\favs\myfavs

I restarted windows and in IE8 it still does not display the favs on x
Question by:glenn_r

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adelatorre204 earned 248 total points
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What happens if you use a UNC path instead of a drive letter?



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RootsMan earned 252 total points
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1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\<YouUserName>\Favorites
2. Right click on the Favorites directory and choose properties.
3. Click on the "Location" tab
4. Click on the "Move" button
5. Navigate to the new location
6. Click on the "Select Folder" button
7. Click OK

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