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Consider the following scenario:

  • You redirect the Favorites folder of Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11 to another location.

  • You try to access an intranet site by using Internet Explorer and the name of the site consists of just one word.

In this scenario, Internet Explorer responds by taking you to your default search engine to look for that word. Additionally, the Notification bar with the Do you want to go to http://IntranetSiteName? (Yes/no) question never appears.


This issue occurs because the logic for a series of fast synchronous checks is skipped when the Favorites folder is redirected.


Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website: This update was first included in security update 2925418.
For more information about security update 2925418, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2925418 MS14-012: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: March 11, 2014


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


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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