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Get rid of the links folder in the favorites
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | Internet | Rating:
Get rid of the links folder in the favorites

Well if you follow these directions you will not have that problem again.

1. Start regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
2. Locate the string "LinksFolderName", right click on it and select modify and set the value to a blank string.
3. Exit regedit
4. Now delete the Links folder.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have no idea what your talking about
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Gave me exactly the information I needed! Very clear and easy to follow - thanks.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks very much, that's excellent!
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks! Damn, I hated that "links" folder! :)
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I hate that T#%$#@% folder...Thx man
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This strategy might work, but editing the registry makes most of us quite nervous and/or confused(see comment 1 by another user). Not wanting to open up my registry, I found a fix that I preferred over editing the registry. Thanks to Chris Blessing at http://www.lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20021021/125236.html for the following brief directions (I included my step-by-step beneath these): Chris's Directions - Go into your "favorites" folder, right-click on the Links folder, then in properties mark/check the boxes "Hidden" and "read-only". Step-by-Step Directions (my way): 1.With your browser open, double click on the favorites folder (this will open it in Windows Explorer view). 2.Click on the "Up" button (its the folder with a superimposed up arrow). 3.Then right click on the folder called "Links". Select properties 4. Make sure that that the boxes marked "Hidden" AND "Read-Only" are marked. This will get rid of that pesky folder!!
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I did exactly what you said and the links folder still remains.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Ginger Waters)
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    Deleting the links folder did not work. However you can hide the folder and you wont see it in your favorites again! Go to favorites, go to links and right click it. select explore. This will open the links folder. Once the folder opens up, right click inside it. Select properties, then make sure there is a check mark in the read only box, and also a check mark in the hidden box. This will hide the links folder forever!
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    VERY HELPFUL
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    kind of hard to understand
     
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