Internet Explorer Won’t Save Favorites


When a user goes to save shortcuts to URLs as favorites in Internet Explorer, usually on Vista or Windows 7, the favorite might not actually save.


  1. Open regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  3. Check to see if there is a favorites key, and if so, if it’s set to %USERPROFILE%<span>Favorites
  4. If there isn’t, create one (expandable string type) and set it to the above value
  5. Check to see if that fixed it.
  6. If not, it could be a permissions issue with UAC
  7. Enter the following in a command prompt: icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low