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Bill R
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      2nd Jan 2010
It is not possible to configure Internet Explorer 8 to change the location
of Favorites. This can be done by editing the Registry (Windows XP
Professional). On searching the web for advice I have one suggestion (which
doesn't work) and others which give different advice. Obviously I don't
want to go messing about with the Registry. Can anyone here please tell me
(in detail) and from working experience (not theory) what changes need to be
made to the Registry?

Thanks.

Bill R


 
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      2nd Jan 2010

But for what reason?

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> It is not possible to configure Internet Explorer 8 to change the location
> of Favorites. This can be done by editing the Registry (Windows XP
> Professional). On searching the web for advice I have one suggestion
> (which doesn't work) and others which give different advice. Obviously I
> don't want to go messing about with the Registry. Can anyone here please
> tell me (in detail) and from working experience (not theory) what changes
> need to be made to the Registry?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill R
>



 
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Bill R
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      2nd Jan 2010
I like all MY files in a particular folder not all over the place in their
respective default location.

Bill R
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> But for what reason?
>
> "Bill R" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> It is not possible to configure Internet Explorer 8 to change the
>> location of Favorites. This can be done by editing the Registry (Windows
>> XP Professional). On searching the web for advice I have one suggestion
>> (which doesn't work) and others which give different advice. Obviously I
>> don't want to go messing about with the Registry. Can anyone here please
>> tell me (in detail) and from working experience (not theory) what changes
>> need to be made to the Registry?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Bill R



 
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      2nd Jan 2010
maybe this helps
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_shell_folders.htm

"Bill R" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I like all MY files in a particular folder not all over the place in their
>respective default location.
>
> Bill R
> "DL" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> But for what reason?
>>
>> "Bill R" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>> It is not possible to configure Internet Explorer 8 to change the
>>> location of Favorites. This can be done by editing the Registry
>>> (Windows XP Professional). On searching the web for advice I have one
>>> suggestion (which doesn't work) and others which give different advice.
>>> Obviously I don't want to go messing about with the Registry. Can
>>> anyone here please tell me (in detail) and from working experience (not
>>> theory) what changes need to be made to the Registry?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Bill R

>
>



 
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Tim Meddick
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      3rd Jan 2010
Which ever way you choose to accomplish this, changing the location of your
"Favourites" folder *requires* that a registry setting IS changed!!

If you do it (the simplest way) by using a settings "Tweak" program such as
Microsoft's TweakUI.exe for XP it's still going to make changes to the registry.

If all you want is to avoid actually editing the registry yourself, then this sort of
program is what you want.

It [TweakUI.exe] is a very simple to use and small application that is available free
for download from the link below :

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

After downloading, double click on this [.exe] setup file to install.

You can then start TweakUI.exe by typing the same into the "Run" box.

Or, make a shortcut to the TweakUI.exe file in the system32 directory.

Once you have started TweakUI, navigate to the : "My Computer" > "Special Folders"
item and choose "Favourites" from the "drop-down" list.

Then click on the "Change Location" button and browse for your new Faves folder.

It helps to have the new "Favourites" folder in place before you browse and change
location to it.

Then close TweakUI and logoff / logon to initiate the change[s]

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Bill R" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> It is not possible to configure Internet Explorer 8 to change the location of
> Favorites. This can be done by editing the Registry (Windows XP Professional). On
> searching the web for advice I have one suggestion (which doesn't work) and others
> which give different advice. Obviously I don't want to go messing about with the
> Registry. Can anyone here please tell me (in detail) and from working experience
> (not theory) what changes need to be made to the Registry?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill R
>


 
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