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    Internet Explorer.. making its own favorites? [kind of]

    On my favorites menu i have folders, like one for WHT
    with links to different forums in there.
    I have this folder called Links.
    Its defaulty put in there by IE
    I deleted it.
    But every few days it comes back [Nothing in it though.]
    Im just wondering why...
    its really annoying.

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    It's a default folder for IE. Either one of the methods below will get it our of your way for good.

    Using the Registry - Start/Run/Regedit

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

    Set the String value of "LinksFolderName" to equal a blank string. Open IE and delete the Links folder from the Favorites menu. The next time you start Internet Explorer the Links folder will not be recreated.

    Hide It

    Drop down you favorites menu, right click on the Links folder and choose properties. When the properties box appears, on the general tab, check the hidden box at the bottom. Close all Internet Explorer Windows, and restart IE. It will be gone, at least in the favorites drop down menu.

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    Thank you.
    That was really annoying me..
    M$ is like spyware... lol

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    Originally posted by ilyash
    M$ is like spyware... lol
    Then don't use it. FireFox puts a "Bookmark Toolbar" in your bookmarks and it can not be removed, does that mean it's also spyware? A lot of browsers include links when you first install and some that can not be removed. Get used to it or don't use the software. Switch to Linux/Unix/FreeBSD/Mac/Sun if you are so anti-Microsoft.
    Don't look for a way out.

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    I run Redhat on another machine..
    This one is for gaming....

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    Firefox runs on windows...
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    Originally posted by ilyash
    I run Redhat on another machine..
    This one is for gaming....
    Then use your other machine for everything else and just use your Windows machine for gaming, nothing else. I don't understand why you are anti-Microsoft and still use their software for most activities. No one is forcing you to use Internet Explorer, or Windows. So don't.
    Don't look for a way out.

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    Thanks svdorr, I never thought about hiding it!
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    Yeah thanks for the suggestion.

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    No problem, glad to contribute.

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    Originally posted by RDX Media
    I don't understand why you are anti-Microsoft and still use their software for most activities. No one is forcing you to use Internet Explorer, or Windows. So don't.
    Whats wrong with you?
    You having a bad day today or something?
    I just dont think its right that IE can make its own folders on my computer.

    Thats all..
    I dont see how that makes me "anti-Microsoft"

    Thanks again to svdorr for the great suggestion.

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    Originally posted by ilyash
    Whats wrong with you?
    You having a bad day today or something?
    I just dont think its right that IE can make its own folders on my computer.
    No, i'm not having a bad day, just don't see why everyone is anti-Microsoft. All the other browsers do the same, brng it up with them.

    Your posts saying that Microsoft is a worm/virus/spyware sure makes it look like you are anti-Microsoft.
    Don't look for a way out.

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    Originally posted by RDX Media
    No, i'm not having a bad day, just don't see why everyone is anti-Microsoft. All the other browsers do the same, brng it up with them.

    Your posts saying that Microsoft is a worm/virus/spyware sure makes it look like you are anti-Microsoft.
    I aggree 100%

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    He was joking... "MS is spyware... LOL"

    He is "picking" on Explorer because that happens to be the browser he uses.

    Nothing anti-MS there at all.
    -Chris
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    Sure sounds like he is anti-Microsoft:

    Originally posted by ilyash
    what are you thinking?
    obviously i wouldnt delete a dll...
    it was either windows.. or halo [made by M$]

    and millions of people use it.. because they are too illiterate to use *nix

    and they have problems..

    Originally posted by ilyash
    i cant take windoze any more
    I could find more if I could search for words that are two letters. Anyways, I don't care, he can hate Windows and Microsoft, it's his lose.
    Don't look for a way out.

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    Originally posted by RDX Media
    Sure sounds like he is anti-Microsoft:






    I could find more if I could search for words that are two letters. Anyways, I don't care, he can hate Windows and Microsoft, it's his lose.
    man, i think you need to calm down. he simply said "M$ is like spyware... lol " note the lol in there, meaning that he was kidding. Also, so what if he doesn't like Microsoft, why do you care? For the record, I'm a big Microsoft fan.

    and its spelled "loss"

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    Re: Internet Explorer.. making its own favorites? [kind of]

    Originally posted by ilyash
    On my favorites menu i have folders, like one for WHT
    with links to different forums in there.
    I have this folder called Links.
    Its defaulty put in there by IE
    I deleted it.
    But every few days it comes back [Nothing in it though.]
    Im just wondering why...
    its really annoying.

    View screenshot for explanation
    I notice you have some ofyour favorites scrubed out,up to suspicious activies?? (hehehehehe)

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    Tinyurl is the answer for posting long urls!!!

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