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How to organize bookmarks in IE?

By macx ยท 13 replies
Jan 2, 2009
  1. I'm stuck with IE on my work computer.

    Want to simply put individual bookmarks and folders in the sequence I want them in, most often used toward the top, instead of the default alphabetical sequence.

    Tried to "organize" them, ended up fighting for 1/2 hour to get a folder I tried to move to the top of the list out of other folders, simply couldn't move it to a position inbetween 2 other folders.

    Please tell me there's a way to do that. Firefox is so simple to organize, why can't IE be like that?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    In Internet Explorer they are called Favorites.

    Organizing Your Internet Explorer Favorites

    Click on the Favorites icon, then on the Organize Favorites button.
    Select the New Folder button. Pick an intuitive name, such as "Favorite Blogs", and click Ok.
    Now, select the Favorite you are wanting to organize, and click on the Move button.
    Select the folder you want to move this Internet Explorer Favorite to, and click Ok.
    The best way to keep your Favorites useable is to move the Favorite to a folder as soon as you want to add it.

    Another way to organize your Favorites is:

    Right-click on the Start option in your toolbar; then select Explore.
    Select your Favorites folder from your hard drive. Mine was under Documents and Settings.
    And get to organizin'. I find this way MUCH faster than doing it through Internet Explorer's semi-hokey method. You can organize folders, add new folders, and delete en masse.
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    How i do mine

    Open My Computer and see if you can accomplish this,
    as attached.This is where they are located.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Or a faster way to open the "Favorites" folder

    Start->Run-> %userprofile%\favorites
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Didn't know about that may get a try!!!
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Better way

    Start/Search/for files and folders.
    Run is wrong.:haha:
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Install Vista "Run" command

    Click Start

    In the blank area, just above Start. Right click on it, and select Properties
    Select Customize, then select Advanced

    Go through the list, and tick "Run Command"
    Apply OK Ok


    Anyway, the original User has Xp

    Run is correct
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Name you Windows OS

    Thats where there organized in my XP C: drive.
    Vista has never been mentioned.
    It could be W98 for all i know.
  9. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's Xp
    Did you check "System Specs" !

    And macx, just open the folder (using my command ;) )
    Click on View->Arrange Icons by-> and de-select "Auto Arrange"
  11. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7


    I did now.Same as me.
    The ? as i see it is doing it with Internet Explorer,if so go here.
    See attached.Is this where you find it hard ?
    But confirm "bookmarks" if you don't mean Favorites.:confused:
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Geez, anyone with a "cr@cks" folder in their IE Favorites, I'd be suspect of :suspiciou
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Pretty quick to accuse and toss demeaning cracks at others
    Pretty different tone towards your own "i-guess-i'm-not-so-holier-then-thou" mistake. :blackeye:
    Oh...... and did i miss the apology in there as well?
  14. Joey2

    Joey2 TS Rookie

    I've got a similar problem.
    My favourites used to be in Documents\Favorites but IE is now looking for them in Documents/Favorites/Favorites
    I have just upgrade to IE8.

    I have moved my favourites (I'm English) from Favorites to Favorites/Favorites to circumvent the problem.

    Can anyone advise why this is happening?
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