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Setting IE home page but losing settings every time

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    Greece
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    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player

    Setting IE home page but losing settings every time


    I am using IE 11 desktop.

    In Settings/Internet Options/General I entered an address to be used as my home page by clicking 'Use Current'.

    I also selected 'Start with Home Page', applied the settings and Ok'ed.

    On the Home Page icon on the toolbar I elected to 'Use this page as your only home page'.

    Just to avoid the obvious question: Yes, I WAS on the page I wanted to use as my home page when I took these actions.

    Good to go, I thought.

    But every time I open IE I get a blank tab and these settings have disappeared and have to be added again...and again...every day.

    I have no idea what I am doing wrong and would appreciate some guidance before I head back to FF.

    Thank you

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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Reset IE11 in the Advanced tab of Internet Options and then try.
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    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Thank you for both comments.

    I know I could pin the website, or have it on my favourites bar, and either of these is easy to do, but I just wanted to know why the settings are getting lost each time. I do use CCleaner regularly but surely this shouldn't affect it - it never affected my home page on FF.

    And I don't really want to reset IE unless I have to as I would have to restore all my favourites etc (I guess?).

    So still looking for other ideas...
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    When you reset IE11, it does not remove your Favorites.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried this---

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  7. #7


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    I tried the tab setting suggested above - no effect.

    I reset IE - no effect.

    IE is still losing my home page choices each time I exit.

    Looks like I need to add my preferred site to my favourites toolbar and just remember to check it,

    at least until I have some more suggestions to try...
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    at least until I have some more suggestions to try.
    Try Opera browser - The alternative web browser - Download free
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  9. #9


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Try Download HiJackThis from SourceForge.net
    And fix everything IE related like R entries and possible some BHOs.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Either restore IE defaults or 'head back to FF'!
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