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    all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    Why don't favorites placed in Documents and Settingsall usersfavorites show up in my IE favorites list? All users works for the desktop, start menu and send to.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    What OS?

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    How are you adding the links to this favorites folder?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    Sorry I didn't specify this information in my original post.

    This is for Windows 2000 SP2. I am copying shortcuts from the favorites file on another computer and putting them into the all usersfavorites file of a master image I am creating for a client.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I have not tried to do this and I can NOT find anything on the net to help, sorry.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    Maybe a 3rd party addin like Cool Favorites may be the answer.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I am not entirely sure I understand your question. It appears as if you want to move a Favorites folder from one computer to another -- and you also want to change the location of the Favorites folder from one location (C:Windows) to another location (...SettingsAll UsersFavorites).

    First off, Windows doesn't like you to change the location of the Favorites folder without telling it. So perhaps this is your problem. There are several places in you registry that point to where the Favorites folder is. You may not need to modify all of these, but it seems to be logical to do so. That way Windows always knows where to find Favorites.

    These are likely some important ones to modify:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionexplorerUser Shell Folders
    Favorites=

    HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerUser Shell Folders
    Favorites=

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerUser Shell Folders
    Favorites=

    HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
    FavoritesImportFolder=

    Warning! These are taken from a Win98 machine, but there should be equivalent entries on a Win2K box. Do a Search of you registry for "Favorites" and you should find similar entries.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I think the issue is, since there is a "All user/Favorites" folder by default in Windows 2K and XP, why do the entries that are coppied to this folder NOT show up in the "Users" list of Favorites. The items that copied and/or placed in the other "All user" subfoders can be seen and used by the other user accounts.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I will have to look at my Win2K box...

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I should like to revive this thread:

    Since there is an "All usersFavorites" folder by default in Windows 2K and XP, why do the entries in it NOT show up in each individual user's list of Favorites? Items in the other subfolders of "All users" can be seen and used by the other user accounts.

    I should like to have a set of favorites shared by all users, in which changes by one user are seen by all users, and a separate set of favorites for each user only seen by that user. I should like both sets to appear in IE's Favorites menu and in the Favorites pane.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    Contents of "All usersFavorites" will not appear in your "Favorites" menu, you must copy shortcuts to each
    Cocuments and Settings<username>Favorites
    folder manually, and add shortcuts that can be seen for each user only.

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    I guess the question is WHY? If there is a "Favorites" folder for "All Users" -- what good is it if it does NOT add, eh, Favorites for All Users?? Seems to be a fairly ludicrous folder if it does nothing...

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    Re: all users\favorites (IE 5.5)

    You may get a better answer for that question by posting in an MS newsgroup. There seems to be more MS people participating in the XP groups. Not sure about the IE groups. But still might be worth a shot.

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