How to change Favorites folder


Don Culp

How can I change the folder where IE 6 stores my favorites? It is currently
in "c:\documents and settings\don culp\favorites\"

Don Culp

Jan Il

Hi Don :)

You don't mention the version of Windows you are using, but, try the
following and see if it helps:

(Note: Be sure to back up the Registry before making any changes)

Howe to change or retore the location of the Favorites :

Courtesy of Alan Edwards -

You can change the value of Favorites in the Registry in these
two keys: (ignore the second if the value is not there)


Shell Folders

For Windows 2000/XP:
Shell Folders]
Set the Favorites path to : %USERPROFILE%\Favorites

The above should be a REG_EXPAND_SZ value, not REG_SZ


Hope this helps.

Jan :)
MS MVP - Windows IE [AumHa]
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Gary Smith

In Windows 2000 or XP, you can somply open Windows Explorer (not IE),
locate the Favorites folder, and drag it where you want it to be. Bacause
it's a system folder, Windows will automatically track the move and update
the registry.

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