"Unspecified error" when adding a link to Favorites in Windows Vista:
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows« Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
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Elsewhere on this forum are similar references to "unspecified error"
when "add to favorites" is chosen. In my case I used the "redirected
folder" feature to move my username to another disk, aparently somehow
messing up folder rights/permissions whatever such that IE couldn't
write to the "Favorites" folder. In spite of following the directions
here and at MSDN I still couldn't add to favorites. I gave up trying,
re-formatted the disk, re-installed Vista64, and IMMEDIATELY before
doing anything moved my user folder to the other disk and now I am able
to "add to favorites". I certainly got confused when I went from Start
-> explore -> navigate to C:\Users\username -> folder -> properties and
didn't see a location tab. Aparently the location tab is visible only
when the explorer is started from Start -> username ->folder ->
properties. I was expecting "Redirected Folders" to have been
implemented at the file-system layer for all folders/files and thus
visible from any copy of explorer. How silly of me.