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    Recently, when I try to save a page to a specific favorites folder, it won't save it. If I just save it to favorites, it is added to the long, unorganized list. Now I know that I can later organize them from the Favorites Menu, but it was much easier when I could specify the folder when saving. Any ideas what might have changed, so I can get back to the old "normal"?
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    Don,

    Try this:

    Ctrl+Shift+I - Opens the Explorer Bar
    Click & Drag the little icon to the left of the address in the Address Bar and drop it on the favorites folder you want to store it in.
    Ctrl+Shift+I - to get back your screen real estate!
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    I had the same issue after moving favorites to upgraded computer. I found that if I created a new folder that I could save to it, if I tried to save to one of the folders I had copied from old favorites I couldn't save to it. I created new folders to replace the old folders, moved the old favorites into the new folders, and now I can save to any folder from IE8 the way it is supposed to work. May be a quicker way, but this worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Metcalf View Post
    I had the same issue after moving favorites to upgraded computer. I found that if I created a new folder that I could save to it, if I tried to save to one of the folders I had copied from old favorites I couldn't save to it. I created new folders to replace the old folders, moved the old favorites into the new folders, and now I can save to any folder from IE8 the way it is supposed to work. May be a quicker way, but this worked for me.
    You likely ran into a permissions issue if you move folders from one PC to another. The best way to avoid this is to export your favorites to a file using IE. Copy/Move the file to the new PC. Import the favorites using IE on the new PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Hanson View Post
    Recently, when I try to save a page to a specific favorites folder, it won't save it. If I just save it to favorites, it is added to the long, unorganized list. Now I know that I can later organize them from the Favorites Menu, but it was much easier when I could specify the folder when saving. Any ideas what might have changed, so I can get back to the old "normal"?
    Are you sure that organizing them later works properly?

    Does this behavior survive a reboot?

    Have you checked the folder security using Windows Explorer? You may need to take ownership of the Favorites folder. See Windows 7 take ownership for instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Don,

    Try this:

    Ctrl+Shift+I - Opens the Explorer Bar
    Click & Drag the little icon to the left of the address in the Address Bar and drop it on the favorites folder you want to store it in.
    Ctrl+Shift+I - to get back your screen real estate!

    This works. Now I just have to remember it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Are you sure that organizing them later works properly?

    Does this behavior survive a reboot?

    Have you checked the folder security using Windows Explorer? You may need to take ownership of the Favorites folder. See Windows 7 take ownership for instructions.

    Joe
    When I organize them, I am sometimes asked to give admin permission.
    [attachment=90538:favorites error2.JPG]
    When I try to choose the folder to save to, I get an uspecified error.
    [attachment=90539:favorites error.JPG].

    I have taken ownership of the favorites folder and subfolders. When I check the properties for each, Read Only is checked. Should that be unchecked?
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    See if Can't Save Favorites in Vista's IE7? - Robert McLaws: Windows Vista Edition helps. Even though it mentions IE7 it is talking about permissions so should apply to IE8 also.

    Joe

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    That seems to have done the trick.
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    Great!! Glad it worked. Thanks for posting back.

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