Hyperlinks not working sometimes in IE favorites

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  1. coldplay

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    Bookmarks not working sometimes in IE favorites

    Hi , everybody:

    I am using IE7 with all the patches from MS auto-updated. There is a problem been bugging me for a while. That is some hyperlinks(websites) in my favorites stop working for no reason, I click on it and nothing happens. The site has not changed its address and my system is clean. at first, I thought its some weird cache so I used CCcleaner to clean everything it can. But the problem is still there. I still have to type the address again then add it to favorites to replace the old-infunctional-link. And the new link will work for a while then stop working.

    I have searched on google and found out its a quite common problem but I have not found a good solution to it. So I really could use some help here. thank you in advance

    coldplay

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    just checked with IE without add-ons, some favorites are still broken.
     
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    Re: Bookmarks not working sometimes in IE favorites

    reinstalling IE7 doesn't help :(
     
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    ty for the link.
    problem has not been solved :(
     
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    A couple of things you could try.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/iefaq.mspx


    This is an older tip and may not apply.

    http://www.taznetworks.com/rss/2005/04/internet-explorer-favorites-or.html
     
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    I ran into something similar a while back, before I'd replaced IE-6 with -7 (I use Firefox as default, by the way, so no problems most of the time).

    When I looked at Properties of the Favorites, each one pointed to its own entry in the favorites folder, rather than to a URL. So I wasn't going "out there" as intended.

    Never did find a solution -- TweakUI has repairs for many special folders, but Favorites isn't one of them. Installing IE-7 did clear up the problem, suggesting that the Favorites folder had become corrupted and was replaced with a clean version in the new installation.

    No ideas about suggestions if you've already got IE-7, sorry.

    (Edit) As a P.S. - When I tried exporting Firefox bookmarks and did not import them into IE but instead used IE to open that HTML file, the resulting links worked just fine.
     
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    IE FAQ doesn't help and I have searched the older tip. I have same problem those guys had in taznetworks.com. His tip is good but the problem comes back after some clicks. :doubt: :doubt: :doubt:

    would you guys say this weird thing has something to do with CCleaner ?

    BTW, most of those unstable links are forum links which means I keep cookies on these forums. I put these forum site in to CCleaner's keep cookie option.
     
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    Yes, I looked its folder , those "not working links" are corrupted files. I dont know what caused it.
     
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    driving me crazy, I am calling MS support, see you guys in a couple of years.
     
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    I used notepad to read the file, found some little more symptoms:

    a working fav shortcut is like this:

    a non-working fav shortcut is like this :


    Hell, who the heck removed the regstry info. in my url shortcuts file??

    1 more thing, I have tried regsvr32 thing, I get error message at registrying mshtml.dll. It is something about

    I have tried pick up this file from my winxp CD but it still can not be fixed
     
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    Another discussion here. It appears a lot of people are having issues with hyperlinks and IE7.
     
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    Thank you for the reply:

    I have reinstalled IE7 acouple times for this problem . In fact, this is a newly installed system just made yesterday and installed IE7 by using a standalone install pack downloaded from Microsoft.com.

    Not all of my url.shortcuts not working. only corrupted files not working and almost all of those files are websites that store your password . for instance, forums and mail service providers.
     
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    I would try deleting the old shortcuts that aren't working and see if they can be rebuilt in IE7.
     
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    thank you, let me try that to see what happens

    do I need to go to registry and delete related stuff ? like a blog suggested in one of links you gave me ?
     
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    I would stay out of the registry for now and see how it goes.
     
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    Howdy People!

    Possibly worth mentioning is a snapfiles comment made by Terry P. (Oct 27, 2006) in reference to CCleaner.
    Whether it carries over to the latest release I couldn't say.

    http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/ie7/ie7.html

    Further investigation would tell you he's not the only one with such a claim.


    Steve
     
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    thank you for the link, its hard to know now, I uninstalled CCleaner, I will check with using CCleaner later.
     
  18. coldplay

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    I have been doing some tests myself. It seems that most likely CClean 1.39 caused problem. I have been using CClean for quite a while , never had problem until 1.39 version. Now I have uninstalled CClean. I will give it a few days so see if this weird issue still exists.

    update: some ppl on ccleaner forum saying 1.39.502 is loaded with bugs.
     
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