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Windows 7: "Favorites in IE"

15 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
"Favorites in IE"

I'm running a brand new 64 bit HP PC and using IE in Windows 7.
I recently chose to Organize Favorites by Name to alphabetize them.
However, as I add new Favorites they just add on to the bottom of the list.
The new Favorites do not insert themselves alphabetically amongst those already saved.

Can the new Favorites be automatically arranged alphabetically with the others, or do I have to take them one by one, highlight them, hold down the mouse and slide them into their proper space.

I thought the new Favorites would arrange themselves alphabetically as IE is closed and reopened but not so.

CadillacPat the UnCustomizer

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15 Jan 2010   #2

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In lieu of registry changes and such, the answer is no, as far as I know. I just alphabetize when I am ready to use. It is just one step and not a problem.
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15 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
In lieu of registry changes and such, the answer is no, as far as I know. I just alphabetize when I am ready to use. It is just one step and not a problem.
What do you mean,"You just alphabetize when you are ready to use"?

Are you saying you can alphabetize all Favorites at any time?

The "Organize by Name" feature is no longer appearing.

CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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15 Jan 2010   #4

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No, what I am saying you have a favorites folder, vacation. You want to make at trip. You go into vacation folder and alphabetize. You do not do it individually. You put the cursor on one of the favs, in vacation, and right click.

Gee, if you did each one individually, it would be an all day affair.

The folders just appear in the alphabetized order as I create them.

Hope that I have helped.
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15 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Okay Richard,
I see what you are doing.
My Favorites are not saved in a Folder.
They are all just saved in the main Favorites list.

--cadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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15 Jan 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CadillacPat View Post
Okay Richard,
I see what you are doing.
My Favorites are not saved in a Folder.
They are all just saved in the main Favorites list.

--cadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Then I think the answer to your question is no. Everyone has different needs and expectations, but for me the folders are essential. How many favorites do you have? If enough to be concerned about alphabetizing, it may serve you well to set up folders.

I am sure there are many different topics covered in your favorites, categorzie by subject and alphabet is a real time saver.

In lieu of my suggestion. There are many other browsers, out there. Maybe one of them will suit your needs

I have included a link to MS information about your question.

I hope that you can find an acceptable solution for you situation

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...favorites.mspx
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15 Jan 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Look in C, Users,"User Name",Favorites.


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15 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Richard,
For me it's much easier to keep track of links alphabetically instead of trying to remember what folders they might be in.
Nearly all my info pertains to Cars, Scale Models, Auto Paint and Distributors for all of them.

Derekimo,
Thanks,
In C>User>Favorites I am able to highlight all the links at one time and will be placing them in an overall Everything Folder.
There they will automatically alphabetize as I add more links.

Since my PC is new I only have around 80 Favorites at the moment.
As Richard says,
This may be the time to think about categorizing new links as I add them in the future.

It never fails,
This place always offers up good solutions,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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16 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
My Favorites are not saved in a Folder.
Sure they are. It is just not obvious they are in a folder.

If you click on Favorites, then right click on Favorites Bar, don't you see a Sort by Name option? This option works for folders and links too.
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16 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

On the contrary Digerati,
Once you click onto the Sort By Name Option it does not reappear again as an option for the Main Favorites List, which as I said, is where my Favorites are all currently stored.

I do not click onto a Folder to view the Main List of Favorites.
They simply are listed in the Favorites Menu.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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