IE7 on Vista: Unable to Save to Moved Favorites Folder

If you have moved the location of your Favorites folder, IE7’s Protected Mode will prevent you from being able to write to the new location and will cough up an unspecified error when you try to save a web page to your Favorites. Here is how to overcome this:

1. Close Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Start button.

3. Click All Programs.

4. Go into Accessories.

5. Right-click on Command Prompt.

6. Select Run as administrator.

7. When the UAC Prompt appears, click Continue.

8. At the command prompt, go to the new location for your Favorites folder.

9. Input icacls favorites /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low.

10. Press Enter on the keyboard.

11. Close the window.

You will now be able to write to your Favorites folder.


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  • Brenda

    What do I need to type in the command prompt to get to my favorites? It just comes up system32…..????

    • Brenda

      I fixed it myself by moving favorites to my documents. Now I can save to favorites again with IE.

  • Tom

    I tried this fix and got a “successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files” I am still unable to save to the new folder, can you please suggest/send a fix to