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Alphabetically sorting my "Favorites" list

by acemoose / June 6, 2005 10:50 PM PDT

It appears that whenever I add new "favorites" (bookmarks)on a specific day, they all get listed nicely in Alphabetical order, at the end of my huge Favorites list.

So I have at least 4 sets of nicely alphabetized Favorites all in a row, which drives me crazy when I want to find one specific Favorite.

How can I get the WHOLE list of Favorites sorted in Alphabetical order?


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Have you tried right clicking in the list and choosing
by Berfert / June 6, 2005 11:03 PM PDT

'Sort by Name'? of course this is for IE but you didn't say what browser you are using.

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Re: Alphabetically sorting my "Favorites" list
by Tufenuf / June 7, 2005 12:01 AM PDT

Ace, Go to your Menu bar (File, Edit,View, Favorites, Tools, Help) click on Favorites then right click on any Favorite and choose Sort By Name. In Windows XP you won't get the Sort By Name option by clicking on the Favorites (Star) button on your Toolbar. You must use the Favorites in the Menu bar.


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Sort by Name
by acemoose / June 7, 2005 6:14 AM PDT

EL PERFECTO!! Many thanks!

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Favorites SORTED Finally
by Jihn / June 10, 2005 12:53 AM PDT

Did it the way you mentioned and finally sorted my Favorites list. Thanks a lot, Tufenuf.

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(NT) (NT) Glad it worked & Glad to be of help.
by Tufenuf / June 10, 2005 4:08 AM PDT
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Sorting Favorites
by roark / June 11, 2005 12:20 PM PDT

Thanks I've forgotten how to do that, and it's beenbugging me also.

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by 1999farfer / June 16, 2005 9:48 AM PDT


Thanks so much for the tip on alphabetically sorting "Favorites". My life is now easier!

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by markklhyman / August 24, 2006 12:25 AM PDT

Thanks for the good info .... it works

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re: my huge Favorites list
by ChuckT / June 7, 2005 5:09 AM PDT

Huge Favorites list? sounds like you are not using folders in your Favorites.

Along with sorting alphabetically, the way that others have already told you how, you really ought to learn to Organize your Favorites. Start setting up folders within the favorites.

It does make life a lot easier, being organized. Happy

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folders (not)
by acemoose / June 7, 2005 6:08 AM PDT

dont like folders

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Huge Favorites
by xakep / June 7, 2005 6:09 PM PDT
In reply to: folders (not)

I have over 1200 urls and have been forced to organize them into 20 folders having subfolders. But the huge favorites are cumbersome to use with IE6.0 slip-n-slide menu. I invoke a shortcut to the Favorites folder and then do a string search to find an URL. This is a lot faster than the menu scrolling

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A tip in searching Favorites
by ChuckT / June 8, 2005 3:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Huge Favorites

Here are a couple tips for searching your Favorites:

1) (In WinXP) you can relatively, and quickly open up your Favorites folder by using the ''Run'' box.
Just press Win-R (Windows key and press the letter r)
Type favorites, and press enter.
That opens your Favorites, using a single pane Explorer window.

Press Ctrl-F (Control key and press the letter f)
That opens up the Search function (Find).

Now, what if you only remember part of the webpage title?
or, what if you only remember part of the web URL address?

You can do either search.
2) If you know part of the Title of the webpage, or what name you gave it when you saved it in your Favorites, just type a word or a partial word of that Title in the ''All or part of the file name'' field.

Do not enter in more that just one word, since that complicates the search (you may not get the space right). Just enter that single word or partial word (it is better to use fewer characters than too many, since too many and you might get the spelling wrong). Just make sure what ever you enter is as unique as possible to minimize too many finds.

3) If you only remember part of the URL address?
Just enter the part you are sure of in the ''A word or phase in the file'' field.

Do not enter in the ''www'' portion, do not enter the ''.com'' portion (or whatever suffixes or prefixes that address might have. Just enter the 'center' portion of the URL. No spaces, no punctuation, just the characters, or part of the characters or the URL.
Such as if the URL you might be trying to find is:
then, in the ''A word or phase in the file'' field, just enter something or cant or remember or right or now or even portions of those words like thing or even hing or member or igh. Get the idea?

While you could use both fields at the same time, I would suggest you don't. It only complicates the search, and you will probably not find what you want.

Good luck.

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Okay I don't want to alphabitize my favorites
by mdgcars / September 25, 2007 10:55 AM PDT

Everytime we run CCleaner it alphabitizes our favorites.
We run XP on a Micro Center Duo processor mega computer
We choice to have the classic version on our home page and I don't see any place to rearrange our favorites...
Am I just a dumb non computer geek???

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Drag and Drop Them Where You Choose..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 27, 2007 8:59 AM PDT

Open Internet Explorer, or any other browser, then click on "Favorites" in the toolbar at the top. "Grab" each of our favorites and "drag" it to the location you want it.. You'll see a black bar move as your dragging it correctly.

Hope this helps.


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