Move Internet Explorer favorites folder to new location.

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If you use web pages very often with Internet Explorer, you can save these web pages to your favorite folder, so that you can access these web pages later directly. You can move over to some other location through this setting.
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Description:
If you are constant surfer then you must be saving your favorites. Normally, they are saved in the favorites folder, which makes it easy for your later enjoyment. This location can be changed with this setting. For this, go to start > run, enter "regedit" and search the keys listed below. You can create an expandable string value "favorites" in "user shell folders" key, if this value does not exist. Now, double-click the value name "favorites" under "shell folders" and "user shell folders" keys respectively, to define a new path in their value data fields for your "favorites" folder. Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect. Note: after changing the path, you have to copy all your "favorites" files from the old location to the new location. Then, youll have all your files for your favorites at the new location. All subsequent data will be saved at the new location by default. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\]</b>, right-click on the expandable string value "Favorites" and click on "Modify".
Finally, enter the desired path in the 'Value Data' field, for example "D:\My Favorites Backup" and click on 'OK'.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Favorites
  • Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
  • Action Type: Modified
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Favorites
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expandable String Value)
  • Action Type: Modified


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