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Sorting IE Favorites

by rfwebber / April 2, 2006 6:30 AM PDT

According to MS Knowledge Bsse article 307719, one can sort Favorites in IE 6.0 in alphabetical order by doing the following:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. Click Favorites, and then select a single Favorites icon from the list.
3. Right-click the icon, and then click Sort by Name.
When I do this, there is no "Sort by Name" item in the menu. Anybody know what's going on? (I'm running Windows XP with IE 6.0.)

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Something to verify...
by John.Wilkinson / April 2, 2006 8:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorting IE Favorites

This is one of the cases where I feel Microsoft could have made their instructions much clearer, and also made a minor mistake. First, they said ''select a single Favorites icon from the list''...to me, it sounds like they're instructing you to click on a favorite, when they actually mean choose one, mentally, but not click on it. Also, they tell you to right-click an icon, when it's not specifically an icon that you must right-click...it's simply an entry...the icon or the name. Thus, the revised instructions:

1.) Launch Internet Explorer.
2.) Left-click ''Favorites'' along the top to expand the favorites menu.
3.) Right-click any individual favorite and select ''Sort by Name'' from the right-click menu.

FYI: When I right-click a favorite, I receive the following options in the right-click menu:
* Open
* Print
* Make available offline
* Send to
* Cut
* Copy
* Create shortcut
* Delete
* Rename
* Sort by Name
* Properties

Hope this helps,
John

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Wrong Favorites
by rfwebber / April 2, 2006 1:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Something to verify...

I see that my mistake was to click on the Favorites toolbar button rather than the Favorites on the menu bar. Big difference. Thanks a lot for the explanation.

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Re; Sorting IE Favorites
by Tufenuf / April 2, 2006 9:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorting IE Favorites

rfwebber, As John stated you must click on Favorites on the Menu bar on top of the screen to get the sort by name option. You will not get the sort by name clicking on the Favorites Toolbar button.

Tufenuf

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Aha!
by rfwebber / April 2, 2006 1:41 PM PDT

I did indeed click on the button. Who knew that it would make a difference? Thanks for your help.

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