What happened to my favorites?

Posted: 01-18-2009, 03:41 PM
Hi all,
My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before. The
problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer. When
I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that says "Location
Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that says
"c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a location that is
unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network.
Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I did some
exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged my Favorites
folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going to be a matter
of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still didn't work. I
still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't even let me
create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new ones, but when I
click on the star, they are not there. I tried using system restore, but it
didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I dd that, so I reverted
back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites folder?
Thanks,
Jim

What happened to my favorites?


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Brink
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Re: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-18-2009, 03:47 PM

Hello Jim

You might see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to restor
the default location in the registry can fix it for you

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ing-folder.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

Jim Ludwig;943101 Wrote:
> Hi all
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, bu
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of othe
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before
> Th
> problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer
> Whe
> I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that say
> "Locatio
> Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that say
> "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a locatio
> that i
> unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on
> network
> Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I did som
> exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged m
> Favorite
> folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going to be
> matte
> of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still didn't work
>
> still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't even let m
> create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new ones, bu
> when
> click on the star, they are not there. I tried using system restore
> but i
> didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I dd that, so
> reverte
> back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites folder
> Thanks
> Ji
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Re: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-18-2009, 03:48 PM

"Jim Ludwig" <jimlud@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OWWaDNYeJHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before.
> The problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet
> Explorer. When I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message
> that says "Location Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that
> says "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a
> location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this
> computer or on a network. Check to make sure the disc is properly
> inserted, etc..." So I did some exploring (no pun intended!) and
> found that she somehow dragged my Favorites folder in the Pictures
> folder. I thought it was just going to be a matter of dragging it
> back to the proper location, but that still didn't work. I still get
> the same error message and furthermore, it won't even let me create
> new favorites. I seems like it works to create new ones, but when I
> click on the star, they are not there. I tried using system restore,
> but it didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I dd that, so
> I reverted back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites folder?
> Thanks,
> Jim
Try to do a `System Restore` to just before she mucked
up your machine James.

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Rick Rogers
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Re: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-18-2009, 03:56 PM
Hi,

Right click the folder under Windows Explorer at C:\Users\<user>\Favorites,
choose properties. On the Location tab, click the button to restore default
location.

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"Jim Ludwig" <jimlud@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OWWaDNYeJHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before. The
> problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer.
> When I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that says
> "Location Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that says
> "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a location that
> is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a
> network. Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I
> did some exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged
> my Favorites folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going
> to be a matter of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still
> didn't work. I still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't
> even let me create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new
> ones, but when I click on the star, they are not there. I tried using
> system restore, but it didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I
> dd that, so I reverted back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites
> folder?
> Thanks,
> Jim
oscar
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RE: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-18-2009, 07:18 PM
Since you allow a 3 year old to "play" and "explore" on your laptop, you
should expect problems. At this point, your daughter may have mucked up your
OS beyond just misplacing the Favorites folder. The best advice: To maintain
stability of your OS and computer, get your daughter a computer of her own
and don't allow others on yours.
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"Jim Ludwig" wrote:
> Hi all,
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before. The
> problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer. When
> I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that says "Location
> Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that says
> "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a location that is
> unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network.
> Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I did some
> exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged my Favorites
> folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going to be a matter
> of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still didn't work. I
> still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't even let me
> create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new ones, but when I
> click on the star, they are not there. I tried using system restore, but it
> didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I dd that, so I reverted
> back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites folder?
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
>
C.Skaggs
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Re: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-18-2009, 09:34 PM
With all the answers you've received, one of them should get you back on the
road.
My comment is about Windows SteadyState. If you're going to allow a three
year old to use your laptop as a toy, you have to prepare for the enevitable
to happen. Install Windows SteadyState, and use it. it will fix these kinds
of issues with a simple reboot.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...s/default.mspx


"Jim Ludwig" <jimlud@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OWWaDNYeJHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before. The
> problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer.
> When I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that says
> "Location Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that says
> "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a location that
> is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a
> network. Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I
> did some exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged
> my Favorites folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going
> to be a matter of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still
> didn't work. I still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't
> even let me create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new
> ones, but when I click on the star, they are not there. I tried using
> system restore, but it didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I
> dd that, so I reverted back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites
> folder?
> Thanks,
> Jim
Jim Ludwig
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Re: What happened to my favorites?
Posted: 01-20-2009, 02:38 PM
I'm not sure why it didn't work the first time, but I tried dragging and
dropping my Favorites folder to the correct location again and this time it
worked. So problem solved! Thanks for all the replies.
Jim


"Jim Ludwig" <jimlud@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OWWaDNYeJHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> My 3 yr. old daughter likes to play Purble Place on my laptop, but
> unfortunately sometimes she goes exploring and opens up lots of other
> programs. I have even seen her dragging and dropping objects before. The
> problem is, she's done something to my Favorites in Internet Explorer.
> When I click on the Favorites star, I get an error message that says
> "Location Not Available." There is a lenghthy message that says
> "c:\users\ludwig\favorites\favorites\favorites refers to a location that
> is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a
> network. Check to make sure the disc is properly inserted, etc..." So I
> did some exploring (no pun intended!) and found that she somehow dragged
> my Favorites folder in the Pictures folder. I thought it was just going
> to be a matter of dragging it back to the proper location, but that still
> didn't work. I still get the same error message and furthermore, it won't
> even let me create new favorites. I seems like it works to create new
> ones, but when I click on the star, they are not there. I tried using
> system restore, but it didn't work. In fact, IE would work at all when I
> dd that, so I reverted back. Does anyone know how to repair my Favorites
> folder?
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
 
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