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    Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    When I try to capitalize my folders in "organize favorites", they stay in lower case. Is there a way around this?

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Mine are in "Title case" -- not simple "lower case" (i.e., first letter of each word is capatilized). It appears to be the default and it does not like to be over-ridden. I suspect it would be very challenging to change this. The "Favorites" folder is a highly specialized object in Windows.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    What OS? - works OK on W2K.

    I did hear of a trick where you should include an extended character (e.g. a space) in the name or make it longer than 8 characters to force Windows to accept the formatting.
    Check Explorer -> Folder options - sometimes there is an option to allow Capitalisation in file/folder names.
    You may need a Windows desktop update.
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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Just went into folder options and there is an option for capitalization. I know that this a small problem, but since I have so many favorites, it makes it much easier to find folders if they are capitalized. Thanks much for your help. I am knew to Woody's Lounge, and I am finding that these boards are so organized, fun to use, and very informative. Glad I found you guys.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Check Explorer -> Folder options - sometimes there is an option to allow Capitalisation in file/folder names. This worked for me.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    There it is: "Allow all uppercase names". It is the very first choice on my View tab. Cool. Thanks for the information.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    While we're on the subject of Favorites, you are aware of the trick of holding down shift as you click Organiize Favorites . . . ?

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    No - and I just tried it. But I did not see anything different... I even tried Ctrl, Alt, Shift and multiple combinations! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> What am I missing?

    By the way, I dislike than "Organize Favorites" interface so much that I never use it. I have a shortcut in my Favorites to "Explore Favorites" -- which opens the Favorites folder in an Explorer window. I find this a much easier way to organize these.

    The target line for that is: C:WINDOWSEXPLORER.EXE /e,root,C:WindowsFavorites.
    And the icon (the folder with the blue asterisk) is in WindowsSystemshell32.dll.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Well, on my machine it opens Favorites up in a single pane Explorer view . . .
    (On W2K here, but I'm sure it makes no difference...)

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Hi Leif,

    How do you create a shortcut in your favs? I hate the IE one, also. It's too cumbersome.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Open Windows Explorer and drill down to C:WindowsFavorites. Right-click. Select New > Shortcut. In the "Command line" paste this:

    C:WINDOWSEXPLORER.EXE /e,root,C:WindowsFavorites

    Name the shortcut "Explore Favoites" (or whatever). After it is created, right-click on it and select Properties. Click "Change Icon" and in the location box put this:

    C:WINDOWSSystemShell32.dll

    And hit enter. The LAST icon should be the correct icon for the Favorites folder.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Cool! Thanks a bunch! As I said earlier, this board is great-very helpful!

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    Hmmm.... That is what I do manually. This is WIn98SE. The shift key does not effect the Organize Favorites button -- I get that same interface. I will try the Win2K box...
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    Ah!! I finally got it. I was confused on where you are getting the "Organize Favorites" from. I was talking about the "Organize... " button on the "Favorites" Explorer Bar. You were talking about the "Favorites|Organize Favorites..." on the Menu bar.

    I did a google search and found out what this was all about. Yes, if you go to the Menu and select "Favorites|Organize Favorites" with the Shift key depressed, you are presented with the Favorites folder OPEN in a Window.

    My method presents you with an "Explorer View" -- which in my opinion is more useful. This gives you the Explorer bar on the left side containing the folders. This makes dragging and droping files much more convenient.

    To each, his own. Thanks, Leif.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    The view you get appears to be set by the default action of the folder file type (as it should be). I have set my folder open action to default to the two-pane explorer view, and that is what I get when I shift+click Favorites>>Organize Favorites in MSIE 5.5 on Win 98SE.

    The default behavior of the folder file type is changed in the file types dialog box. Tools>>Folder Options in Explorer. I set up all machines this way. It effectively banishes the "My Computer" view (which you seem to want to do.)

    Lief, the shift+click is a nice hint. Thanks.

    Kirby Krieger, erstwhile WOPRer.

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    Re: Renaming Favorites (5.50)

    The view is also controlled by the command line -- the "/e" opens in the "Explorer View". That is, with the folder pane in the left margin.

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