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

27 Jan 2015   #1
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 
Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders

I have somehow made a disastrous mess of my favorites. I looked online for answers to this problem, and all I can find for a solution is cut and paste. This makes no sense to me for this particular issue because there's no way to "un-indent" a sub-folder and move it back in line with the primary folders.

I hope this is making sense to someone. I don't know how to explain it. Here's one example of the many I have screwed up: I have a "Daily reader" folder and a "Dog stuff" folder. The latter has a lot in it. Dog stuff is now mixed in with Daily reader. How do I make it a separate folder again?


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27 Jan 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Favorites in Internet Explorer are located in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder. You could open it, and create new folders or move items around as you like.
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27 Jan 2015   #3
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thanks, Brink. Just plain ol' drop and drag?

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I found out that I can move primary folders, but not the sub-folders.
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27 Jan 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to cut and paste to move them.
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28 Jan 2015   #5
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, I first must confess that when I try to enter the "C\..." using 'administrator' as the username, I get the clanging red "X" window saying that Windows can't find it. So I just entered "favorites," and it pulled up my favorites in a list that I could, indeed, move around. BUT, I could not extricate "dog stuff" from "daily reader." So the problem remains. I have four other folders that are messed up like that. It happened when FF imported my stuff from IE.
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24 Jul 2015   #6
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Still can't get this done. Anyone want to walk me through it? I used to be able to access a list of favorites that were "moveable," but I don't know how to find that place again. I have to memorize where the misplaced favorites are, and my memory isn't what it used to be.

I have main favorites stuck in other favorites folders; these are not subfolders, but actual folders that should be indented and alphabetized. See the "dog stuff" and "daily reader" example in the first post. I could not make Brink's suggestion work. Is there another way for us less-skilled people?
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24 Jul 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
...It happened when FF imported my stuff from IE.
Which browser are you using?
Firefox with Bookmarks
or
IE with Favorites?

Here is what Firefox 39.0 looks like:

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ff1.png

Favorites: how to move sub-folders mixed with primary folders-ff2.png


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24 Jul 2015   #8
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

I use both browsers for different things. IE won't play videos, so I use FF for that. Cannot even begin to understand FF Favorites & do not like the unsorted bookmarks, so I use IE for my favorites & photos. I need to figure out how to sort the IE favorites.
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24 Jul 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

When you have Favorites open in IE, you can drag and drop them in any order you like.
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24 Jul 2015   #10
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

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.
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