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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 9:58:29 PM

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When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star button) in
WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my favourite websites,
but the little yellow icon does not appear beside them, so i'm unsure
whether they are direct links to the web pages or whether they are folders
containing the links !!

Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder icons
re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back (without having
to keep my USB HD switched on) ?

Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6, it also
happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which navigate files.


Cheers
Andrew
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:21:55 AM

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There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup !!!!



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder on
your
> other drive.
>
> To see your Favorites folder...
> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> > When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star button)
> > in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my favourite
> > websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear beside them, so i'm
> > unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages or whether they
are
> > folders containing the links !!
> >
> > Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder icons
> > re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back (without
> > having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
> >
> > Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6, it
> > also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which navigate
files.
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> > Andrew
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:21:56 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.

Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup !!!!
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder on
>> your other drive.
>>
>> To see your Favorites folder...
>> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star button)
>>> in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my favourite
>>> websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear beside them, so i'm
>>> unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages or whether they
>>> are folders containing the links !!
>>>
>>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder icons
>>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back (without
>>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
>>>
>>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6, it
>>> also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which navigate
>>> files.
>>>
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Andrew
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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:38:54 AM

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Well i did eventually find a folder on the USB HD called 'Favourites', sorry
!. I copied all files from it and pasted them into my main HD. The problem
is still there though !. I have never imported any files to the USB HD,
especially "favourite" files.

It sounds unlikely that it might be that because even when i create a new
'Favourite' (i.e. not even on the USB HD) the icons for the new file and the
older ones are still missing !!

Cheers for the speedy reply !

Regards
Andrew


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uvLDl1$rFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.
>
> Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> > There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup !!!!
> >
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder on
> >> your other drive.
> >>
> >> To see your Favorites folder...
> >> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star
button)
> >>> in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my favourite
> >>> websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear beside them, so
i'm
> >>> unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages or whether they
> >>> are folders containing the links !!
> >>>
> >>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder icons
> >>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back (without
> >>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
> >>>
> >>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6,
it
> >>> also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which navigate
> >>> files.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Andrew
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:38:55 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Does Favorites look any different if you open it from the menu bar in IE or
Windows Explorer? I.e. at the top >> File - Edit - View - Favorites?

Have a look at this...

Internet Explorer Favorites are missing/empty
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D fad8c$b6k$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> Well i did eventually find a folder on the USB HD called 'Favourites',
> sorry !. I copied all files from it and pasted them into my main HD. The
> problem is still there though !. I have never imported any files to the
> USB HD, especially "favourite" files.
>
> It sounds unlikely that it might be that because even when i create a new
> 'Favourite' (i.e. not even on the USB HD) the icons for the new file and
> the older ones are still missing !!
>
> Cheers for the speedy reply !
>
> Regards
> Andrew
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uvLDl1$rFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.
>>
>> Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup !!!!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder on
>>>> your other drive.
>>>>
>>>> To see your Favorites folder...
>>>> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
>>>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star
>>>>> button) in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my
>>>>> favourite websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear beside
>>>>> them, so i'm unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages or
>>>>> whether they are folders containing the links !!
>>>>>
>>>>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder icons
>>>>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back (without
>>>>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6,
>>>>> it also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which navigate
>>>>> files.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>> Andrew
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 4:44:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I tried the registry fix, but the value they suggest was the value that was
already in. And yes, when i look at the list of favourites from within IE6
(File-Edit-View etc), the icons ARE THERE ! - it's just when i press the
"Favourites" button on the top bar that they disappear, also disappear in
Nero and a few other programs !!

This has me really stumped !!!!

Cheers
Andrew



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eyKRH3AsFHA.3788@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Does Favorites look any different if you open it from the menu bar in IE
or
> Windows Explorer? I.e. at the top >> File - Edit - View - Favorites?
>
> Have a look at this...
>
> Internet Explorer Favorites are missing/empty
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:D fad8c$b6k$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Well i did eventually find a folder on the USB HD called 'Favourites',
> > sorry !. I copied all files from it and pasted them into my main HD. The
> > problem is still there though !. I have never imported any files to the
> > USB HD, especially "favourite" files.
> >
> > It sounds unlikely that it might be that because even when i create a
new
> > 'Favourite' (i.e. not even on the USB HD) the icons for the new file and
> > the older ones are still missing !!
> >
> > Cheers for the speedy reply !
> >
> > Regards
> > Andrew
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:uvLDl1$rFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.
> >>
> >> Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup !!!!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder
on
> >>>> your other drive.
> >>>>
> >>>> To see your Favorites folder...
> >>>> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>>>
> >>>> Wes
> >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>>>
> >>>> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >>>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>>>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star
> >>>>> button) in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my
> >>>>> favourite websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear
beside
> >>>>> them, so i'm unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages
or
> >>>>> whether they are folders containing the links !!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder
icons
> >>>>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back
(without
> >>>>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in IE6,
> >>>>> it also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which
navigate
> >>>>> files.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Cheers
> >>>>> Andrew
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 12:36:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi Andrew,

Are you referring to the "Favicons" used by websites?
http://www.favicon.com/

Preserve the favicons using AM-Deadlink:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/favicon.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Andy100" <andy100@aog.com> wrote in message
news:D fao51$lro$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
>I tried the registry fix, but the value they suggest was the value that was
> already in. And yes, when i look at the list of favourites from within IE6
> (File-Edit-View etc), the icons ARE THERE ! - it's just when i press the
> "Favourites" button on the top bar that they disappear, also disappear in
> Nero and a few other programs !!
>
> This has me really stumped !!!!
>
> Cheers
> Andrew
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:eyKRH3AsFHA.3788@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Does Favorites look any different if you open it from the menu bar in IE
> or
>> Windows Explorer? I.e. at the top >> File - Edit - View - Favorites?
>>
>> Have a look at this...
>>
>> Internet Explorer Favorites are missing/empty
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:D fad8c$b6k$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>> > Well i did eventually find a folder on the USB HD called 'Favourites',
>> > sorry !. I copied all files from it and pasted them into my main HD.
>> > The
>> > problem is still there though !. I have never imported any files to the
>> > USB HD, especially "favourite" files.
>> >
>> > It sounds unlikely that it might be that because even when i create a
> new
>> > 'Favourite' (i.e. not even on the USB HD) the icons for the new file
>> > and
>> > the older ones are still missing !!
>> >
>> > Cheers for the speedy reply !
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Andrew
>> >
>> >
>> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> > news:uvLDl1$rFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.
>> >>
>> >> Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> >>
>> >> Wes
>> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> >>
>> >> In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
>> >> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>> >>> There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup
>> >>> !!!!
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> >>> news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >>>> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites folder
> on
>> >>>> your other drive.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> To see your Favorites folder...
>> >>>> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Wes
>> >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> >>>>
>> >>>> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
>> >>>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
>> >>>>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star
>> >>>>> button) in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my
>> >>>>> favourite websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear
> beside
>> >>>>> them, so i'm unsure whether they are direct links to the web pages
> or
>> >>>>> whether they are folders containing the links !!
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder
> icons
>> >>>>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back
> (without
>> >>>>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in
>> >>>>> IE6,
>> >>>>> it also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which
> navigate
>> >>>>> files.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Cheers
>> >>>>> Andrew
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 12:39:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

No, just the little yellow folder icon that you'd normally see (in XP) when
you click the "Favourites" button above the address bar in IE6. The little
yellow icon normally would appear to the left of each of the 'favourite'
websites you've saved. Well it doesn't with mine !!. It's annoying as i
cannot tell if my favourites are folders containing a group of favourite
links, or the direct links themselves !!

I have taken a screen shot of what i'm trying to put across, it's at
http://tinypic.com/bjixhw.jpg Yet when i click the "Favourites" heading
from the text line in IE6 (i.e. where the File, Edit, View, FAVOURITES,
Tools are), the icons ARE there - Very Strange !!


Thanks
Andy



"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:erpfqRDsFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi Andrew,
>
> Are you referring to the "Favicons" used by websites?
> http://www.favicon.com/
>
> Preserve the favicons using AM-Deadlink:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/favicon.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Andy100" <andy100@aog.com> wrote in message
> news:D fao51$lro$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >I tried the registry fix, but the value they suggest was the value that
was
> > already in. And yes, when i look at the list of favourites from within
IE6
> > (File-Edit-View etc), the icons ARE THERE ! - it's just when i press the
> > "Favourites" button on the top bar that they disappear, also disappear
in
> > Nero and a few other programs !!
> >
> > This has me really stumped !!!!
> >
> > Cheers
> > Andrew
> >
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:eyKRH3AsFHA.3788@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Does Favorites look any different if you open it from the menu bar in
IE
> > or
> >> Windows Explorer? I.e. at the top >> File - Edit - View - Favorites?
> >>
> >> Have a look at this...
> >>
> >> Internet Explorer Favorites are missing/empty
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#favorites
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:D fad8c$b6k$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >> > Well i did eventually find a folder on the USB HD called
'Favourites',
> >> > sorry !. I copied all files from it and pasted them into my main HD.
> >> > The
> >> > problem is still there though !. I have never imported any files to
the
> >> > USB HD, especially "favourite" files.
> >> >
> >> > It sounds unlikely that it might be that because even when i create a
> > new
> >> > 'Favourite' (i.e. not even on the USB HD) the icons for the new file
> >> > and
> >> > the older ones are still missing !!
> >> >
> >> > Cheers for the speedy reply !
> >> >
> >> > Regards
> >> > Andrew
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> > news:uvLDl1$rFHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> It sounds like part of your Favorites folder is on the USB HD.
> >> >>
> >> >> Have you somehow redirected some of your folders to the USB HD?
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >> >>
> >> >> Wes
> >> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> >>
> >> >> In news:D fac8e$adu$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >> >> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >> >>> There is NO operating system on the USB HD, it is purely a backup
> >> >>> !!!!
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> >>> news:eBLMJF#rFHA.2588@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >>>> Copy your Favorites from the USB hard drive to your Favorites
folder
> > on
> >> >>>> your other drive.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> To see your Favorites folder...
> >> >>>> Start | Run | Type: favorites | Click OK
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> --
> >> >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> Wes
> >> >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> In news:D fa0b1$ork$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk,
> >> >>>> Andy100 <andy100@aog.com> hunted and pecked:
> >> >>>>> When i'm on a web page and i click the "favourites" (yellow star
> >> >>>>> button) in WinXP (on the toolbar above the web page) i see all my
> >> >>>>> favourite websites, but the little yellow icon does not appear
> > beside
> >> >>>>> them, so i'm unsure whether they are direct links to the web
pages
> > or
> >> >>>>> whether they are folders containing the links !!
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> Oddly enough, when i plug in my USB HD, the little yellow folder
> > icons
> >> >>>>> re-appear !!!! - What can i do to get the folders icons back
> > (without
> >> >>>>> having to keep my USB HD switched on) ?
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> Incidentally, this is not just unique to being on a web page in
> >> >>>>> IE6,
> >> >>>>> it also happens in Nero Burning and some other programs which
> > navigate
> >> >>>>> files.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> Cheers
> >> >>>>> Andrew
> >>
> >
> >
>
!