Changing the Favorites Folders

Reader Soorej K. sent me a question:

"I have read that you can configure the IE Favorites folder to any

folder we want using RegEdit. Do you have any information regarding

this? "

Yes. In fact, I always keep the Favorites folder on my Drive D to

prevent any changes I make to Drive C from causing me to lose the

Favorites.

To do this, first create the new folder that you want to use as the

Favorites. For example, Favorites on Drive D. Now click Start, Run,

type in "regedit", and press Enter. Navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\She

ll Folders. In the right pane of RegEdit, double-click Favorites and

change the contents to d:\favorites (or whatever you choose as your new

folder). Next, navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Use

r Shell Folders and set Favorites to d:\favorites as well.

With both changes made, choose Registry, Exit. When you next run

Microsoft Internet Explorer, the new Favorites folder should load.

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