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Losing preferred layout in IE6

Using IE6.0.2800.1106xpsp2 on a Windows XP PC and lately whenever I restart my PC it does not retain my preferred browser layout (for toolbar postions, size of buttons etc) but resets to default. I thought closing the browser using shift+X (or shift+close) usually worked but that just seems to be working for current session. When I restart the PC its back to the defaults.

Can anyone tell me how I can make it retain my preferred browser settings?

Thanks

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Repair it.

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1. Click Start, Search, All Files and Folders, More Advanced Options, enter a check in Search Hidden Files and Folders, Search System Folders, and Search Subfolders. Type ie.inf in All or Part of the File Name box, select C: in the Look In drop-down menu or the letter of the hard drive containing the Windows folder, and then click the Search button. Find the file labeled ie.inf in the result pane. Right-click this file and then from the context menu, select Install.

2. The article [Q304872] states that when you try to install IE6, you may receive an error message that can occur if it has already been installed and the installation package does not contain any new customizations -- a customized versions of Internet Explorer 6 that was created by an Internet service provider, Internet content provider, or a corporate administrator that is installed instead of the default browser.

3. "How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP (Q318378)."

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