J, I'm not sure if this answers your question, but it's what I do to change
the folders like Documents, Download, Music, Picture, Favorites, etc. that
Windows sets up for each user.
I move them to another drive in case I have to reinstall Windows. I just
point the files of the new install to these locations and the information is
all there. I load Windows (and only Windows and drivers) on C: drive and load
all my programs and place all my documents, emails and the like on my D:
The way I do it is in Windows Explorer. I create a new folder in my D: drive
and name it: Favorites
Then I go to the folder that Vista had already set up as Favorites (it
blue-ish green with a star peeking out as opposed to the normal yellow
folders) and I right click on it. Then click properties. On the "General"
tab, it will list the directory location of the folder (for me it says:
D:\David's Files). On the "Location" tab, it will have the specific directory
and file for the location (for me it says: D:\David's Files\Favorites). Click
on the "Move" button and a Windows Explorer window pops up. Navigate to the
location of the "Favorites" folder you created on your "D:" (perhaps Z: for
you), click on the folder to highlight it and then click on the "Select
Folder" button at the bottom. Then click "Apply" or "OK" buttons on the
Favorites Properties window. It will probably ask you if you want to move the
entire contents of the folder, tell it yes.
You have changed the location of your Favorites forlder. IE 7 will now save
your favorites to this folder.
As a side note, sometimes changing the location of the Favorites folder will
bring up an "unknown error" when you try to save a webpage in IE to your
Favorites folder. For the walk through solution to this, read my post in the
"Cannot save favorites" under HTMLi. I had this issue and fixed it. You can
find the post here:
I hope this helps you.
> Windows is on the C: Drive
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> > Is Windows installed on C: drive or Z: drive?
> > J wrote:
> > > How can I change where the Favorites are stored?
> > > I have Vista and IE7.
> > >
> > > According to regedit they are in Z:/Favorites..... I dont think that is
> > > correct because I lose any now ones everytime I restart my PC.
> > > I have/need them on the Z: Drive due to I keep my C: Drive frozen so no
> > > changes are kept on a restart.