There was a previous thread titled How do I retain Favorites Sort order when copying Favorites between PCs?
It was solved with some registry changes. My situation is similar. Is there any sort of fix for this problem when trying to get favorites off a hard drive? My old laptop died with motherboard problems so I bought a new laptop, removed the old drive and attached it to the new PC with a USB cable. I copied all the favorites to the new laptop but they are sorted by name, not date. We're talking about literally upward of a thousand favorites.