Favorites folder is not displayed in Internet Explorer 10 after you redirect the folder in Windows 8

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • Internet Explorer 10 is installed on a computer that is running Windows 8.
  • You redirect the Favorites folder in Internet Explorer 10 to a network location.
  • You start Internet Explorer 10 from the Start screen.

In this scenario, the Favorites folder is not displayed in Internet Explorer 10.

Note This issue does not occurs when you start Internet Explorer 10 from the desktop.

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com

Notes
  • This update was first included in the following security update:
    2792100 MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: February 12, 2013
  • For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft websites: 
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

Workaround

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Start Internet Explorer 10 from the desktop.
  • Move the Favorites folder back to the Profiles folder.

More information

For more information about folder redirection, go to the following Microsoft websites:
Folder redirection overview
Specify the location of folders in a user profile
For more information about how to store and organize your favorite websites in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8, go to the following Microsoft website:
How to store and organize your favorite websites in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 2793902 - Last Review: February 12, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Internet Explorer 10
Keywords: 
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