Trying to delete from Favorites



Julie Jules
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and files
have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I select
Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view is showing
all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
--
Julie Jules

Byte
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press Enter.
Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick the ones with
the
Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click Delete for
all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Julie Jules" wrote:

> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and files
> have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I select
> Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view is showing
> all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
> --
> Julie Jules

Julie Jules
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have you got
any other ideas?
--
Julie Jules


"Byte" wrote:

> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press Enter.
> Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick the ones with
> the
> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click Delete for
> all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "Julie Jules" wrote:
>
> > I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and files
> > have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I select
> > Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view is showing
> > all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
> > --
> > Julie Jules

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Paste this in Start | Run and click OK...

%homepath%\Favorites

---

To display Hidden files and folders...

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide protected operating system files
Apply | OK

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:2BB79A3D-A93D-417E-B973-B993F75970D1@microsoft.com,
Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have you
> got any other ideas?
> --
> Julie Jules
>
>
> "Byte" wrote:
>
>> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press Enter.
>> Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick the ones
>> with the
>> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click
>> Delete for all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
>> --
>> Some days you're the windshield,
>> some days you're the bug.
>>
>>
>> "Julie Jules" wrote:
>>
>>> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and
>>> files have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I
>>> select Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view
>>> is showing all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
>>> --
>>> Julie Jules

Julie Jules
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Hi Thanks for your response

No luck I'm afraid - There are about 60/70 folders/subfolders/files added to
Favorites and I cannot right click to delete, they do not appear when I click
organise and have tried your suggestions re/ Control Panel and still not
showing. I have other folders/subfolders/files in my favorites that I put
there and they show and I can right click on them as normal. Right clicking
on these rogue folders just comes up with a Close Toolbar. All open to
something called Open Search Web. I have no idea how they appeared, and have
looked on the Help page which has a uninstall programme to download, however
that has a virus!!

I tried %homepath%\Favorites - response was \\Favorites - I double checked
and had only put one \

The network path was not found
--
Julie Jules


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Paste this in Start | Run and click OK...
>
> %homepath%\Favorites
>
> ---
>
> To display Hidden files and folders...
>
> Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
> Check:
>  Display the contents of system folders
>  Show hidden files and folders
> UNCheck:
>  Hide protected operating system files
> Apply | OK
>
> [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
> typical items.]]
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:2BB79A3D-A93D-417E-B973-B993F75970D1@microsoft.com,
> Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have you
> > got any other ideas?
> > --
> > Julie Jules
> >
> >
> > "Byte" wrote:
> >
> >> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press Enter.
> >> Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick the ones
> >> with the
> >> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click
> >> Delete for all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
> >> --
> >> Some days you're the windshield,
> >> some days you're the bug.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Julie Jules" wrote:
> >>
> >>> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and
> >>> files have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I
> >>> select Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view
> >>> is showing all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
> >>> --
> >>> Julie Jules
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Julie,

Start | Run | %homepath%\Favorites
should open
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Favorites

You have spyware, scumware or whatever you want to call it.

Some of this does not apply if you have Windows XP SP2. If you do not have
SP2, get it

First. Make sure of these settings and nothing will install without you
answering YES. (Except what may install as part of some other software.)
Don't click YES if you don't know/trust the source.

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
Make sure both of these are NOT checked.

 Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Internet Explorer
components if a Web page needs them in order to display the page properly or
perform a particular task.]]

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Web components if a Web
page needs them in order to display the page properly or perform a
particular task.]]

Apply | OK

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
Is part of the driveby downloading of unwanted programs. i.e. Scumware or
whatever will install w/o you even being aware of it.
-----

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-----

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-----

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-----

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[url]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/[/url]

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-----

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[url]http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm[/url]

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[url]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;827315[/url]

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[url]http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spyware.mspx?gssnb=1[/url]

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--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:DB837F47-650C-41D1-B15C-6EB6775D12C4@microsoft.com,
Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:[color=blue]
> Hi Thanks for your response
>
> No luck I'm afraid - There are about 60/70 folders/subfolders/files added
> to Favorites and I cannot right click to delete, they do not appear when
> I click organise and have tried your suggestions re/ Control Panel and
> still not showing. I have other folders/subfolders/files in my favorites
> that I put there and they show and I can right click on them as normal.
> Right clicking on these rogue folders just comes up with a Close Toolbar.
> All open to something called Open Search Web. I have no idea how they
> appeared, and have looked on the Help page which has a uninstall
> programme to download, however that has a virus!!
>
> I tried %homepath%\Favorites - response was \\Favorites - I double checked
> and had only put one \
>
> The network path was not found
> --
> Julie Jules
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>[color=green]
>> Paste this in Start | Run and click OK...
>>
>> %homepath%\Favorites
>>
>> ---
>>
>> To display Hidden files and folders...
>>
>> Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
>> Check:
>>  Display the contents of system folders
>>  Show hidden files and folders
>> UNCheck:
>>  Hide protected operating system files
>> Apply | OK
>>
>> [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
>> typical items.]]
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:2BB79A3D-A93D-417E-B973-B993F75970D1@microsoft.com,
>> Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:[color=darkred]
>>> Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have you
>>> got any other ideas?
>>> --
>>> Julie Jules
>>>
>>>
>>> "Byte" wrote:
>>>
>>>> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press
>>>> Enter. Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick
>>>> the ones with the
>>>> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click
>>>> Delete for all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
>>>> --
>>>> Some days you're the windshield,
>>>> some days you're the bug.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Julie Jules" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and
>>>>> files have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when
>>>>> I select Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that
>>>>> view is showing all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
>>>>> --
>>>>> Julie Jules[/color][/color][/color]

Julie Jules
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Have sorted the problem - my daughter had downloaded Messenger Plus, so will

Uninstall MessengerPlus from Add/Remove Programs and reinstall later without
all the extra sponsor stuff, then downloaded the LOP Uninstaller from
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/downloads.htm

All rogue folders/files have now gone.
--
Julie Jules


"Julie Jules" wrote:

> Hi Thanks for your response
>
> No luck I'm afraid - There are about 60/70 folders/subfolders/files added to
> Favorites and I cannot right click to delete, they do not appear when I click
> organise and have tried your suggestions re/ Control Panel and still not
> showing. I have other folders/subfolders/files in my favorites that I put
> there and they show and I can right click on them as normal. Right clicking
> on these rogue folders just comes up with a Close Toolbar. All open to
> something called Open Search Web. I have no idea how they appeared, and have
> looked on the Help page which has a uninstall programme to download, however
> that has a virus!!
>
> I tried %homepath%\Favorites - response was \\Favorites - I double checked
> and had only put one \
>
> The network path was not found
> --
> Julie Jules
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
> > Paste this in Start | Run and click OK...
> >
> > %homepath%\Favorites
> >
> > ---
> >
> > To display Hidden files and folders...
> >
> > Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
> > Check:
> >  Display the contents of system folders
> >  Show hidden files and folders
> > UNCheck:
> >  Hide protected operating system files
> > Apply | OK
> >
> > [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
> > typical items.]]
> >
> >
> > --
> > Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >
> > Wes
> > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >
> > In news:2BB79A3D-A93D-417E-B973-B993F75970D1@microsoft.com,
> > Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > > Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have you
> > > got any other ideas?
> > > --
> > > Julie Jules
> > >
> > >
> > > "Byte" wrote:
> > >
> > >> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press Enter.
> > >> Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick the ones
> > >> with the
> > >> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click
> > >> Delete for all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
> > >> --
> > >> Some days you're the windshield,
> > >> some days you're the bug.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "Julie Jules" wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and
> > >>> files have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I
> > >>> select Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view
> > >>> is showing all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
> > >>> --
> > >>> Julie Jules
> >
> >

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
Julie,

MesengerPlus installs all kinds of crap.

Sandi Hardmeier, MVP, has a bit to say about it here...
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/43.html

Suggest that you have a look here....
Removing the Sponsor Program
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/43.html#removal

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:CF11C49B-C072-416F-922F-B47057C77533@microsoft.com,
Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Have sorted the problem - my daughter had downloaded Messenger Plus, so
> will
>
> Uninstall MessengerPlus from Add/Remove Programs and reinstall later
> without all the extra sponsor stuff, then downloaded the LOP Uninstaller
> from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/downloads.htm
>
> All rogue folders/files have now gone.
> --
> Julie Jules
>
>
> "Julie Jules" wrote:
>
>> Hi Thanks for your response
>>
>> No luck I'm afraid - There are about 60/70 folders/subfolders/files
>> added to Favorites and I cannot right click to delete, they do not
>> appear when I click organise and have tried your suggestions re/ Control
>> Panel and still not showing. I have other folders/subfolders/files in
>> my favorites that I put there and they show and I can right click on
>> them as normal. Right clicking on these rogue folders just comes up
>> with a Close Toolbar. All open to something called Open Search Web. I
>> have no idea how they appeared, and have looked on the Help page which
>> has a uninstall programme to download, however that has a virus!!
>>
>> I tried %homepath%\Favorites - response was \\Favorites - I double
>> checked and had only put one \
>>
>> The network path was not found
>> --
>> Julie Jules
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>>
>>> Paste this in Start | Run and click OK...
>>>
>>> %homepath%\Favorites
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> To display Hidden files and folders...
>>>
>>> Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
>>> Check:
>>>  Display the contents of system folders
>>>  Show hidden files and folders
>>> UNCheck:
>>>  Hide protected operating system files
>>> Apply | OK
>>>
>>> [[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
>>> typical items.]]
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:2BB79A3D-A93D-417E-B973-B993F75970D1@microsoft.com,
>>> Julie Jules <JulieJules@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Thanks for your reply, unfortunately they still do not appear - have
>>>> you got any other ideas?
>>>> --
>>>> Julie Jules
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Byte" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> One way that is simple is: Start>Search>type FAVORITES and press
>>>>> Enter. Now you'll get a listing of all Favorites files. Doubleclick
>>>>> the ones with the
>>>>> Folder icon to see the contents. You can then rightclick and click
>>>>> Delete for all the items you don't want. Have fun. :~)
>>>>> --
>>>>> Some days you're the windshield,
>>>>> some days you're the bug.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Julie Jules" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and
>>>>>> files have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear
>>>>>> when I select Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked
>>>>>> that view is showing all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Julie Jules

Pompies
07-10-2005, 02:35 AM
I am deleting my favorites file and for a while it shows empty , soon after
though all the sites visited re appears. How can I finally clear that
favorites file? I'm not even making the sites I visit favorites. Please.
Henry

"Julie Jules" wrote:

> I would really appreciate some help - various folders/subfolders and files
> have appeared in my Favorities, however they do not appear when I select
> Organize - how can I get rid of them - I have checked that view is showing
> all folders (nothing hidden) etc?
> --
> Julie Jules


Trying to delete from Favorites