Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders

24 Jul 2015   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You'll only be able to drag and drop them from within a folder.

Otherwise, you'll need to open your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder to move them to the folder you want them in first.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Jul 2015   #12
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

OK, Brink. Thank you. I'll try that again. I always get the clanging red "X," so maybe I don't even know my own user name! Wouldn't surprise me...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2015   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you don't get it to work, then post a screenshot showing what you see instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jul 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Right. But I can't pull a "snatched" folder out of a main folder. It won't get in line, so to speak. It stays indented under another folder where it doesn't belong.
You just gotta drop it in the right place :-)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You'll only be able to drag and drop them from within a folder....
Perhaps I'm not understanding you. You should be able to drag any folder up to the root of Favorites. But watch the video - the tool tip is not always right or I held the mouse too long in the wrong place.

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ie11-1.png

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ie11-2.png

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ie11-3.png

If the folder named Websites for United States got moved down a level, click and drag it until you see the tiny black line. The tool tip should also tell you that the folder will be placed in Favorites.

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ie11-4.png




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Otherwise, you'll need to open your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder to move them to the folder you want them in first.
That would be too easy :-)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #15
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Under "Menus" is "Message Boards." It is a separate folder, not a subfolder. It doesn't belong there. I can drop and drag for as many hours as I want, and the indented folder will not stay put in order; it will not "un-indent" and fall in line with the rest of the folders.

I used the list of Favorites to try to edit as shown in UserNameIssues' post, not the ones that open on the left by clicking on the star.


Attached Images
Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-capture.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
~~~
...not the ones that open on the left by clicking on the star.
Why not try it the way that I show in my post?
Were you able to watch the video?

If you cannot get it to work as I shows in my post, then we will move on to using Windows (file) Explorer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #17
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Sorry, UsernameIssues. I couldn't get the video to work. I even switched to Firefox which will usually allow videos, unlike IE. I'd like to see it if it's not a big hassle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Does it work for you if you visit youtube via this link?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoHUKWonPkQ
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Under "Menus" is "Message Boards." It is a separate folder, not a subfolder. It doesn't belong there. I can drop and drag for as many hours as I want, and the indented folder will not stay put in order; it will not "un-indent" and fall in line with the rest of the folders.

I used the list of Favorites to try to edit as shown in UserNameIssues' post, not the ones that open on the left by clicking on the star.
I'm afraid that only the URL links can be arranged within the Favorites menu bar in IE.

The folders cannot be rearranged in Favorites menu bar. They are arranged alphabetically together with any other folders, and the only way to change their order is to rename them.

In the Favorites Center like in UsernameIssues's screenshots, you can move folders into other folders though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2015   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
~~~
I'm afraid that only the URL links can be arranged within the Favorites menu bar in IE.

The folders cannot be rearranged in Favorites menu bar. They are arranged alphabetically together with any other folders, and the only way to change their order is to rename them.

In the Favorites Center like in UsernameIssues's screenshots, you can move folders into other folders though.
This does not seem to be the case for IE8 and IE11 (the only two that I tested).

The folders can be rearranged and the order survives restarting IE as shown in the video below.
The rearranged sort order also survives rebooting the computer (not shown).

I seem to recall that renaming folders to sort them was a work around for older versions of IE, but that does not seem to be needed in IE8 or IE11.

From the Favorites menu bar, you cannot move a sub-folder to another level.
This, of course, is the issue at hand.



As a side bar: This post details a flaw that started with IE11. Putting a text file in the Favorites bar folder is just an example. As far as I can tell, shortcut files with extensions other than ".URL" are not sorted correctly on that bar. This includes shortcuts with the ".WEBSITE" file extension. A user might drag/drop a URL to the desktop* and later decide to cut that shortcut and place it into the Favorites bar folder. That user will probably never be able to drag/drop/sort the Favorites bar shortcuts as desired. All non-URL shortcuts will be shoved to the right of all URL shortcuts after IE is closed.

*which creates a shortcut file with the ".WEBSITE" file extension when using IE9 or above.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
File folders with mixed up letters, missing files on USB
I am not sure what happened, but certain files and folders are completely missing or are messed up with scrambled letters etc on my USB (using windows 7). I always eject my USB properly, so I don't think it was that. I am guessing it is a volume or index mix up - but how do I fix it? I am trying...
General Discussion
I lost some of my IE Favorites folders
I lost some of my IE9 Favorites folders. Unfortunaterly i did not back them up. Is there any way to recover them? I t may have been after an electrical outage but I'm not sure. This is for my laptop: Windows 7, IE 9 Graphics Driver Packaging Version-8.834.1-110420a-118118C-Toshiba/...
Browsers & Mail
Deleting Folders & Sub-Folders Under Favorites
Good evening, Have recently gone to Windows 7 and IE9. Having trouble adding and deleting some folders and sub-folders. Click on Delete and nothing happens. Can add some websites to Favorites but not others. Anyone having any problems like this? Is there some security thing stopping this? ...
Browsers & Mail
Nested folders in Favorites in Navigation Pane
Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to make the folders nested in the Favorites of the Navigation Pane. AFAIK nested folders work in both Libraries and Computer of the Navigation Pane, however when moved to Favorites they are just a simple link. I've Googled a bit and all signs point to no...
General Discussion
Windows 7: Eight Favorites Folders and Other Adventures
Hello all, Recently I got a brand new work computer with Windows 7 Enterprise, IE8 and Office 2007. I had been using XP, Office 2003 and IE7. I'm a web developer, so I'm tech-savvy, but no expert on Windows specifically. (Trying to cover all the bases listed in the FAQ). I've had the...
General Discussion
favorites folders not showing in explorer
I have a few subfolders in the favorites folder, and although I can see the subfolder in explorer, it doesn't show up in the folder tree on the left. Even if I go to the subfolder (doubleclicking in the main view), it still doesn't show up in the tree on the left. Is it because it's a special...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App