I recently upgraded my Lenovo laptop from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro. One of the side effects I noticed was that I was unable to add favorites in Internet Explorer. I kept getting an "Access is denied" error. Very annoying and frustrating.
After many hours of troubleshooting, I finally found a solution that wokred for me. Here is what I did:
- Open an elevated command prompt.
- Change directory to "%USERPROFLE%". In command promt, type command "cd \". Then type "cd users\<username>" (where <username> is the actual username of your account.
- Type the following command: icacls favorites /setintegritylevel Level:low
After running the above command, I was able to save favorites again.