August 03, 2001, 12:00 AM — 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
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
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
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
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.