Links folder in My Favorites

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rjack22

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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.
 
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kingnothing

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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).
 
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OMightyManII

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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!!!

:)
 
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rjack22

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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.
 

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