Favorites keep resorting themselves

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Scoot, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Scoot

    Scoot Guest

    I like my favorites arranged with the ones I use most often at the top of the
    list, both individual sites and folders in whatever sequence makes sense to
    me. But every now and them IE resorts them all in alphabetical order,
    folders first and then individual sites. So I type "M" expecting to hit the
    link for Microsoft and instead get the first folder that starts with that
    letter. So I have to stop and drag everything back in the desired order.
    And then a few weeks later IE does it all over again.
    I'm curious what (not me!) is doing this, but mainly I want it to stop
    (I had never heard of the "right click on a link in the list and select
    alphabetical" trick until I started looking in this board for help on this
    Using IE 7 on Vista--everyone current on updates.
    Scoot, Jan 2, 2009
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  2. Tools/Options/Advanced : Allow personalised favorites.
    Display name:, Jan 2, 2009
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  3. ....which only works if UAC/Protected Mode is disabled (not recommended).
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 3, 2009

  4. Previous discussions about this are still available on this server.
    Use MenuOrder as a search term.



    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 3, 2009
  5. Scoot

    ju.c Guest

    Create then merge this registry file to reset the Favorites sort order:

    1. Copy below and paste into Notepad.

    ----------copy inside only----------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    ----------copy inside only----------

    2. Save-as IE_Sort.reg (or any name + .reg)

    3. Double-click or right-click and merge into the registry.

    To save your custom sort order export this key:


    ju.c, Jan 4, 2009
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