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IE 6 links bar changis back to alphabetical

When I close down and restart my IE 6 links bar keeps changing back to alphabetical even though I keep resetting to my preference.

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Try sfc

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Windows files may be corrupt, you can try the following:

Your first step is to try System File Checker (SFC)
This built in utility looks at all the XP Files and Folders and corrects any 'corrupted' items it finds.

Put your XP CD in. It could be called "Restore Disk" depending on your copy.
When it loads you will see a blue screen, when the screen loads, ignore it, or click exit. You will only need it to be in the CD drive in case SFC needs to access a 'clean' version of the file.
Click START|RUN...
Type sfc /scannow (there is a space after the C ). Click enter
Go downstairs and make yourself a sandwich

When the process is complete, any XP related goofs should go away. I can't say if this will cure your all your problems, but it is a good first step, similar to '...take two aspirins and call me in the morning..."

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Re: IE 6 links bar changis back to alphabetical

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Try this. No guarantees.

Start, run, FAVORITES and uncheck any sorting or autoarranging in the right click on the links window.

Bob

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Re: IE 6 links bar changing back to alphabetical

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Bob,
Thanks for your prompt response.
If you are not certain of the results how is your linkbar?
Does it remain as you set it or does it revert to alpha when you reboot?
I have never selected alpha order.
Thanks,
Walt

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Re: IE 6 links bar changing back to alphabetical

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Just sharing how I fixed a few dozen times. I never researched why it is so. If you do uncover why, please tell us.

Remember that some will use explorer, set some folder to be sorted and then answer some question to apply the view to all folders. Either they don't remember or they didn't know the consequences.

Bob

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Another thought.

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"Use intuitive filename sorting - when enabled, Explorer will sort files so that, for example, File 5 comes before File 10. Disabled, Explorer will use literal sorting, in which case File 10 will come before File 5, because 1 comes before 5 (literal sorting used to be Windows default behaviour before Windows XP)."
- Tweakui.

This can have more effects that people expect. Again, many will not remember such things.

Bob

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Re: IE 6 links bar changis back to alphabetical

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It would appear from your question there may be corruption of some sort because usually the question is how to return sorting to the menus. Furnished for your reading pleasure, and you could use to see whether a Order key shows up ion the Links address:

1. The article [Q177482] explains that shortcuts and folders may not be in alphabetical order and that new shortcuts created may be added to the bottom of the menu which occurs when you have manually rearranged shortcuts and folders on either the Start or on the Favorites menu or when you installed a new program.

Note: This manual manipulation causes Windows to add an "Order" key in the system registry that you must remove in order to revert to the default sort processing (alphabetical) -- any folder which you have personally manipulated previously will have this "Order" key. Simply follow the instructions in the referenced article to find and delete "Order" keys added to individual favorites folders.

2. Supplemental reading:

a. "Favorites Folders Do Not Appear Shared in Internet Explorer (Q174489)."

b. "OK Button in Add Favorite Dialog Box May Be Unavailable (Q180306)."

c. "Saved Web Pages Are Not Displayed Properly (Q198997)."

d. "Files Added to Favorites Folder May Not Appear in Favorites Menus (Q210961)."

e. "Cannot Open or Add Web Pages to the Favorites Folder (Q218841)."

f. "Favorites May Not Sort in Alphabetical Order (Q259735)."

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