Just a quick tip if you’re trying to sync your bookmarks (favorites) in Internet Explorer with your iOS device – make sure the “favorites” folder is in its default location. I was getting a message saying “Your bookmarks have not been updated recently. iCloud will automatically try again in a few minutes” from the iCloud control panel and a yellow exclamation mark on the tray icon. I tried all the troubleshooting steps on Apple’s website to no avail.
Then I remembered that I had moved most of my user files – including the Favorites folder – to a second hard drive so the main one was free for programs. The default location for bookmarks (in Windows 7 and Vista) is C:\Users\(username)\Favorites and I had moved the folder to D:\. I moved the folder back to its default location and sure enough, my bookmarks immediately started syncing.
It works perfectly now and any bookmark changes on my iPhone are reflected on my computer within seconds and vice versa. I actually don’t use bookmarks that often, and I use Internet Explorer even less so I probably won’t get much use out of this feature. It was just bugging me that it wasn’t working.
Now it is, so there.