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Windows 7: "Favorites in IE"

16 Jan 2010   #11

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You were given a good remedy already, but that reply let me realize that there is another solution.

In your favorites folder make another folder, call it whatever, we can call it favorites 2. Put favs in second folder, then it should sort.

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16 Jan 2010   #12

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Once you click onto the Sort By Name Option it does not reappear again as an option for the Main Favorites List
What? That's odd. It does for me on two Win7 machines here. Or perhaps I don't understand what you mean, or exactly where you are clicking. If I click on Favorites, then right click on "Favorites Bar" or another folder, I see Sort by Name every time - the Sort by Name option may be in a different position in the right-click menus, but it's there.

If I click on Favorites, then select Organize Favorites, Sort by Name is there each time too. If you are saying the option is completely gone, and not just grayed out, then I don't know what is going on.

These are ARE all folders BTW, with subfolders too, just displayed differently. The Favorites button is just an Icon for a shortcut to the Favorites folder. And the favorites or bookmarks, are just shortcuts to URLs. Sadly, you cannot go to the folder in Windows Explorer, sort by name, then find them already sorted in Internet Explorer.

Are you the only user of that machine?

The Favorites Bar is what used to be call Links. I use it a lot, with a dozen folders, full of favorites. There are no favorites on the bar, only folders, labeled so I can find what I want fast. Sort by Name is there. If you have many (100s) of favorites, I recommend you navigate to your Favorites folder, create a bunch of folders, categorize your shortcuts by dragging them into the folders.

That said, getting back to your opening post. If you add a new favorite, it does indeed go to the bottom of the list. But with folders across the Favorites bar, at least you can just drag it into the right folder, hopefully with only 20-30 favorites, instead of 100s to scroll past.

It is probably better each folder must be sorted individually. Some files within are best sorted alphabetically, some by time stamp, filetype, etc.
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