Favorites need an organized Organizer!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by thepeartree, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. thepeartree

    thepeartree Guest

    The current iteration of the Organize Favorites tool is ridiculous. I have
    well over 4800 Favorites and trying to use your tool for any kind of
    organizing is a total waste of time: There's no way to collapse the
    subfolders, trying to move folders around is something that may take minutes
    instead of seconds because there is no forward-back button set, there is no
    way to detect and deal with duplicates...

    Well, I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

    It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop...

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    thepeartree, Aug 25, 2006
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    bigblu91 Guest

    Have you tried dragging and dropping to organize? Click and hold the favorite
    you want to move and drag it over the folder you want to move it to. If it is
    in another folder, you have to drag it over the starting folder and wait a
    sec. for it to expand and so on. I have found this is the easiest way. I find
    it's easier to use the "Favorites" link from the "menu bar". I have to say
    overall I like the favorites menu in the menu bar over the latest favorites
    bigblu91, Aug 25, 2006
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    thepeartree Guest

    All very fine, but imagine having over 4800 Favorites and hundreds of folders
    to deal with. When you open the Favorites organizer, it displays EVERY FOLDER
    expanded and there IS no way to make it open collapsed. There aren't even any
    folder tree level lines, so that you can tell if what you're looking at is
    the root level! If you can't see that horrible picture in your head, imagine
    having a 500 gig hard drive with 30,000 folders on it and only this stupid
    organizer to use as a tool in keeping them in order.
    thepeartree, Aug 25, 2006
  4. For all but the simplest tasks I use Windows Explorer to make changes to
    favorites' organization.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Aug 28, 2006
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    thepeartree Guest

    That's true, but I posted the original as a suggestion for Internet Explorer
    7. I feel that the current Favorites "organizer" is a crime and a shame for a
    product that has been around as long as Internet Explorer has. Even if they
    took the Windows Explorer code and gave it a new coat of paint and stuck it
    on, it would be better.
    thepeartree, Aug 28, 2006
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    badbatzmaru Guest

    What can i say but i totally agree with thepear tree. It must be difficult
    to try to improve something like the favorites folder. I know you can open
    up my computer and your sorting of the favorites folder there i guess...but
    if you read alot of these messages on the boards, people want simplicity and
    fucntionality right there and then, no go through even 1-2 steps..if that can
    be avoided. If you tell me too many "workarounds" sooner or later, they'll
    start looking for alternatives...

    I don't like to keep on comparing FF to IE7, but..FF does have an extension
    called duplicate detector so if you bookmark a duplicate it will tell you.
    badbatzmaru, Dec 23, 2006
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    OhioMike Guest

    I must agree with badbatzmaru and thepeartree. Organizing Favorites in any
    versions of IE has always been a pain. I don't know exactly how many
    Favorites I have, like thepeartree does, but I have alot of them!

    My biggest problem is that having so many, I create duplicates. It would be
    nice if IE7 would incorporate a way to prevent creating duplicate Favorites.

    OhioMike, Dec 7, 2008
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