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Hi everyone hopefully someone can help with this.

I am redirecting the location of the users Favorites folder using Group Policy to be placed in their network HomeDrive (H:).

I am having serious issues trying to achieve this with Internet Explorer 7 if a user is trying to add favorites under IE7 it gives out this message

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Everything works fine under IE6. I have tried reinstalling IE7 updating it etc but nothing works.

I did some research but most of the fixes are for Vista and they say to disable "Protected Mode" but windows XP does not have Protected mode in IE7.

I would update to IE8 but its one of the requirements on this network is to have IE7.

Client PCs

Windows XP SP3 and IE7

Server

Windows Server 2008 R2

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Since you have redirected IE Favorites to a file server, check server application log. We had McAfee antivirus product disallowing access to .url files at file server. It really blocked just .url files so you could create a text file to favorites but not an URL link. :-)

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Start with testing a manually created file in the redirected Favorites location to verify that the permissions are correct. This seems like a permissions issue.

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its definitely not a permissions problem, the user has full control over that folder and to eliminate any discrepancies i have also added the "Everyone" group to security and given it Full Control. Also bare in mind that it worked for IE6 –  Arturski Apr 18 '11 at 14:00

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