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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by andyoaks, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. andyoaks

    andyoaks Thread Starter

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    My favourites in IE6 has a folder that does not show in the browser margin with the other folders, however it is shown in the 'add to favourites' box and on the hardrive. Any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just trying to 'see' this one. What is the name of the folder? You say its in the 'add to favourites' box and on the harddrive. For the HD, what is the location?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. andyoaks

    andyoaks Thread Starter

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    The folder is called 'music' and is in c/windows/favourites.
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Rightclick it in C:\Windows\Favorites, and choose properties.

    Remove the 'hidden' tick?
     
  5. andyoaks

    andyoaks Thread Starter

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    There is a tick in read only but not in hidden.
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    That's not normal either, although it doesn't explain why it isn't visible.

    Anything in your C:\Windows\Favorites folder ought to be visible in Internet Explorer, unless it has the hidden attribute.

    I'd take out the 'read only' check mark as well, and delete the folder.

    Now try this:

    Start up in MS-DOS.
    Type the following lines, each line followed by clicking 'enter':

    windows (unless you're in C:\Windows already, naturally)
    ren favori~1 oldfav
    exit
    (to return to Windows)

    On rebooting a new Favorites folder will be created.
    Move the contents of your Oldfav folder into the new one, and see whether this fixes the problem.

    Good luck,
     
  7. andyoaks

    andyoaks Thread Starter

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    All the folders in favourites are read only. What is the norm?
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    The norm is not read only.

    Otherwise you couldn't delete or import/export a favorites folder if you wanted to.
     
  9. andyoaks

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    hmm.. i was hasty, neither read or hidden is ticked. Read is just highlited in all folders ( just upgraded to xp and thought the highlited was equivalent to a tick.. not sure why it is so). I'll try the dos thing.
     
  10. andyoaks

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    I'll leave the ms-dos option for a while , not to familiar with it. I can make a copy of the missing file quite simply, it's more the question of what has happened.
    thanks
     
  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I'm not running XP, so I'm not sure how to go about that.

    'For a start, you dont have a Windows folder, so the DOS command should give you an 'invalid filename' error.

    Maybe wait for someone who's running XP to come along.
     
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