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Sorting folders and links in IE Favorites

By portable ·
There used to be a way (around IE 3 or 4) to sort all your folders and links alphabetically. I have combined several favorites directories and now am looking at LOTS of time to drag each one into position.

Anyone know if this is still possible? And HOW do I do it?

Thanks

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I just tested this for IE7

by oldbag In reply to Sorting folders and links ...

show your favourites then right click. There is a sort by name option there.

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Tested for IE7

by portable In reply to I just tested this for IE ...

I'm running IE6 and it doesn't work here. I'm paranoid enough not to want to move to IE7 just yet. Another few rounds of patches and it may be ready for prime time.

Thanks anyway!

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They just did an article here on TR about this

by DanLM In reply to Sorting folders and links ...

here is the link to the article on how you might be able to do this:

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_11-6134533.html

Hope this helps

dan

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Nope.

by portable In reply to They just did an article ...

I only get create, rename, delete, or move-to-folder. When I shift click on organize I get Win explorer and that will display them all sorted, but when I go back to IE and click on favorites they are back to unsorted.
Thanks for trying.

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Well that sucks, sorry

by DanLM In reply to Nope.
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How about going to the folder

by w2ktechman In reply to Sorting folders and links ...

c:\documents and settings\username\favorites
then right click in an open area and arrange by name.

Or, do all of your sorting out from here. I prefer this method myself

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Doesn't work for me.

by portable In reply to How about going to the fo ...

It sorts them in the display, but when I close that and go back to IE they are unsorted.

Thanks for trying.

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Answer, well...work-around

by portable In reply to Sorting folders and links ...

I moved all favorites to a temp folder. Re-booted (didn't work without the reboot {??})and then moved all the A's back to favorites and sorted them "by hand" (moved to the correct position one-by-one. same with the B's. After this, for some unknown reason just moving the rest back into favorites sorted them!!??! NOW, the favorites display in IE seems to WANT to be sorted, and appears to put new entries in the correct position.

Anyone who says working with software is not as much art and intuition as it is science hasn't worked with Microsoft.

Anyway, thanks for the input to the two who responded. Didn't get answers, but did et ideas. I appreciate it.

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I am going to try you idea..work around Thanks!

by teenwah In reply to Answer, well...work-aroun ...

I too found this problem...no way to organize and/or sort favorites other than 1 by 1 by cutting, pasting, moving. Can't believe IE is so far behind. I also tried iE 7 and when i open multiple tabs, it crashes!!!!

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IE Sort

by joe2037 In reply to I am going to try you ide ...

click on favorites and right click on one of your fav's then sort by name.

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