Links folder in My Favorites

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rjack22, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest

    Is there a way to permamently delete the Links folder that appears in My Favorites menu in IE6?

    I can delete it, but it just comes back the next time IE is started.
  2. kingnothing

    kingnothing Guest

    Here's an idea off the top of my head that might work, but I haven't tested it.

    1. Browse to your favorites folder using explorer.
    2. Rename or delete your links folder
    3. Create a new text file called Links.txt
    4. Remove the .txt extension. Windows will yell at you but just say yes.
    5. Right-click on the Links file, and set it to Read-Only, and Hidden.

    Theoretically this should work because Windows won't be able to overwrite it (it's read-only), and you won't see it on your favorites in IE (it's a hidden file).
  3. OMightyManII

    OMightyManII Guest

    Yeah, I've tried what kingnothing described before and it works just fine as a simple fix, although I didn't need to go through the extra step of making a new file and all, I just hid the Links folder and it never showed up again.

    ... and let that be a warning to all you other irritating system folders.... I am watching you!!!

  4. rjack22

    rjack22 Guest

    removing the Links folder

    I found another post on how to do it. You need to use the TweakUI utility from Powertoys. That does it. Worked for me.

    Thank goodness I finally got rid of the Links folder.