Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Your IE Favorites
There are times when, for some strange and as yet undetermined reason, you can’t access your IE Favorites through that program. You launch IE, click on "Favorites", and get a very short "generic" listing. Your Favorites file is probably still safely out on Thurber; for some reason IE isn’t "tracking" back to Thurber to retrieve it.
Should this happen to you:
- Re-boot your pc and check to make sure that you’re mapping your network drives. (Can you see U:\, Y:\, W:\??)
- If you are not mapping your network drive (no U:\, Y:\, W:\):
We’ve got something wrong somewhere, so be sure and let me know. I may have to get with IT on this one.
- If you are mapping your network drives, but still not pulling your IE favorites:
Here’s a sloppy, but workable, solution that you can use until IT gets this resolved:
- Launch "Windows Explorer".
- Navigate around to your Y:\ space (should say something like "'UserName' on Thurber…").
- Within your Y:\ space, locate your "FAVORITES" folder:
- Right Click on your "FAVORITES" folder; then come to "Send To"
and then over and down to "Desktop (Create Shortcut)":
Click there. Nothing appears to happen, but when you get back out to your desktop, you’ll have a new desktop icon called "Shortcut to Favorites".
When you need to access your Favorites, double click on this icon, you’ll get a window listing your Favorites (it’ll look similar to what you’d normally see), locate the Favorite you want to access, double click on it, and you’re off and running.
Document last revised 2/6/04 dac
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