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    IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Dear sirs,
    In the last 2 (or?) days, IE has not added to my list of Favorites, the links that I have added. I have made sure that I am, in fact, adding them to the folder I desire. I have gone out of and back into IE, thinking that some update has made this necessary. Nope. I add a Favorite the regular way - I click on "Add to Favorites" , select the folder I desire, put in any change of name to the link, and hit Enter. When I want to go back to that page, it isn't listed. Yet, when I put it in again, it says it is already there. It says it is already in the folder where I saved it, yes. But it is not listed inside the folder. Grrr.
    Just as was coming onto the Internet to tell you of this problem, I discover that the top of my window is now different. Everything is now on the left, instead of being divided between the right/left sides of the top bar.

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? Can IE only accept so many Favorites and I have to 'clean house' so to speak? I have active anti-Spyware (Counter Spy), an anti-virus (Kaspersky Pro) and ZoneAlarm Pro. I do an antivirus scan every night. I do full a CounterSpy scan at least every 3 days. I have WinPatrol and HijackThis. My updates are on automatic, but I double-check them if I don't see them updating correctly when I am working on the computer. My HijackThis and WinPatrol are updated Versions (Ooops - I am not positive about HijackThis).

    It seems to me that I should have been aware of something drastic happening on my computer. Come to think of it, ZoneAlarm Pro kept asking me to access LSA Shell and a Generic Host Process (I think), after the last MS Update (on automatic also). It finally occurred to me that ZoneAlarm Pro itself hadn't given itself permission to do these things. Sure enough, went I went into Program Control, ZAP hadn't set itself up - perhaps since the last MS update, (since this is a new situation). I made some changes, and the problem hasn't occurred again. I could be wrong, of course, because I know nothing about anything!

    Can anybody give me a clue?
    Thank you very much,
    Julia Henson

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    New favorites are not added alphabetically but at the bottom of the folder. If the number of links in the folder is very long you may not see it on the page where you expect it. Have you sorted the particular folder by name?

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Hi, Joe. Thanks for the input. I had already thought of that - I checked the bottom of the folder, thinking I had put it in the wrong place. I also resort by name frequently. The folder that I had actually put it in only had 2 previous listings. I had added 2 others, but neither of them showed in the folder, but when I added them again, thinking that I had made a mistake, it said the link was already there - did I want to overwrite it? One time I said yes, and one time I said no. Neither of the 2 has shown up yet in that folder.

    Any other possibilities? Appreciate your help.
    Julia

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    I suppose you've closed and restarted IE? Have you re-booted the PC?

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Yes, thank you Joe. As I read your message, it occurred to me to check the Favorites on the C: drive, and see if, perchance, the links were there, but just weren't appearing in IE. No - they weren't there, either.

    I just realized why IE is displaying a different screen - I changed it myself! I had gone in to check settings that might affect this problem, and had decided that I didn't want the 'Tab' type windows anymore. So, of course, the display is different. At least that is a known.

    Thanks,
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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    What happens if you re-enable tabbed browsing?

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Hi, Joe,
    I re-enabled the tabbed browsing. Closed down and re-started the computer. Went back in to check the Favorites folder - links not there. I went to the sites I wanted to add, and added them again - it didn't warn me that they were already there - maybe I chose different names this time. I closed down again and rebooted. Went back on the Internet and check the Favorites listing - not there. Went back to the sites and added the sites to the same folder with the same name again. I was given a warning that the link was already there and did I want to overwrite it. I didn't this time. I then checked the main Favorites folder, just in case - did a re-sort after checking the bottom of the list. Neither of the links were there.

    I counted the number of Favorites folders I have - maybe there is an upper limit - I have 52 Favorites Folders - I don't know how many entries in them, total. Could that be the problem?

    Thanks,
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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Hi, again, Joe!
    Here's an interesting item - I just did a backup - I use an online backup service - at least once a day, sometimes more, no less than every 2 days. I back up my Favorites, of course. I was backing up this file I had been working on today and happened to notice the links that I had added to my Favorites in the list.
    I went back into Explorer and checked to see if they were there. They weren't.
    Now how can it be backed up when it isn't there, right? Well, I just went into the backup log - What had I done? There was an identically named folder under another folder and I hadn't realized I had selected that sub-folder instead of the primary folder I had set up.
    Groan...
    Sorry about taking your time, Joe. I'll go in and change the location of the link - links.
    Thanks for being there,
    Julia

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    No problem at all. I'm just glad you got it figured out. Way to go!!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: IE doesn't list new Favorites (WinXPSP2, IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Thank you for being so kind about this, Joe.

    Have a lovely evening,
    Julia

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