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    Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    I have favourites (bookmarks) that I have nicely sorted alphabetically in folders and that are alphabetical within those folders. So far so good. I want to publish or forward some of my favourites folders to a club I belong to. When I use the export wizard to export my folders of favourites, (which creates a file called "bookmark.htm") the favourites within a folder are no longer in alpha sequence. In fact, the folders themselves are no longer alpha sequence.

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    I've never used the export wizard myself but regularly update my favorites folders between home and work by just copying the folder(s) and bookmarks I want to add to whichever list of favorites. By holding down the shift key when clicking on "organize favorites" - your favorites folder will open in windows explorer and you can manipulate the folders and contents as you would any other file/folder on your system - i.e. copy, move, zip etc. On the other machine, the selected files can be copied into the favorites folder using windows explorer as well.
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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    What you inadvertantly pointed me to is the fact that it is much easier just finding the favourites folder on my hard drive and then copy & paste at will. The end result is not a htm. file which I would have preferred, but will serve my purpose nevertheless.

    What I didn't understand was "By holding down the shift key when clicking on "organize favorites" - your favorites folder will open in windows explorer ". Where and how to you get to "organize favorites"? In IE if I press the Favorites icon at the top of the page, my Favorites appear in a panel on the left side. If I do as you say and hold down shift while clicking on Organize... nothing unusual happens. The regular Organize Favorites dialogue appears, that's all. Did you have something different in mind?

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Gladys means the word 'Favorites' on the Menu bar, not the Icon.
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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Thanks for catching that Leif - I never use that Favorites Icon so keep forgetting to qualify my reference to favorites as being the menu option rather than the icon - will try to keep that in mind in the future. <img src=/S/newbrain.gif border=0 alt=newbrain width=21 height=22>

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    OK! Now I get it! Thanks Leif (& Gladys).

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Hello Leif ---
    Following the posts between you and Gladys re Dianne's problem with organizing, I'm still puzzled. So far the only way I know of to alphabetize the vertical list of favorite bookmarks in the column on the left is by hand, laboriously. This strikes me as excessively primitive. Yet when a folder is added, it's added at the bottom of the stack. When the 'Organize Favorites' button is pressed, either in that column or on the toolbar, everything shows up nicely alphabetized in the window that results, with folders at the head of the list. So the machine must be alphabetizing at some level. Why can't it do it at the level of constant visibility? Surely the cretins in Redmond thought of this? Maybe not. Go ahead. Disillusion me. Thanks in advance, Dave

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Hello again Leif:
    And that should be a reference to Colin, and not to Dianne. Sorry. Dave

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    If you drop down the Favorites menu, and right-click, you can Sort by Name. The Favorites pane then also should be sorted by name. This is a one-time re-shuffling that must be re-run periodically (as with the Programs section of the Start menu). Perhaps there is a secret setting somewhere in Windows that makes automatic sorting the default behavior, but I'm not aware of it. (P.S. I use 5.5 SP2)

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Thanks very much, Jscher, and I will burn this into my own brain's memory. It used to be that everything worked easily, and I still have Norton Commander on my machines for serious work. How, how, how, can I go back to 5.5? The old world was so much better, when MS things worked more than half the time. I recently re-installed 98SE, believing the recommendation of the blue screen of death, but that didn't get rid of IE6.2 and it didn't get rid of whatever new downloaded version of OE is now on my poor computer. Re Leif's advice, why does MS recommend that 98SE users "upgrade" if the systems don't work when combined? How's that for too many questions? Thanks, really, again. Dave

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    > How, how, how, can I go back to 5.5?

    There have been many threads on this topic during the past few months, and I think I posted in one of them, but I'm not sure I saw a definitive answer that it worked. I encourage you to surf through and if you find a promising message, post a follow-up to see if it worked.

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    I have IE 6 using Windows XP and there is no item that allows me to sort by name when I right click. I would very much like to sort these, and can't find a way to do so except manually.

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    If you click on 'Favorites' in the Menu Bar (not the Favorites icon in the toolbar) what is immediately above 'Properties' when you right click one of the favorites entries?

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    Gotcha! I'm a little slow this time of night, but I did it and thank you very much for your help!

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    Re: Export Favourites (6.0.2600.0000CO)

    You're welcome. Glad you got it 'sorted out'. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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