How to Organize Internet Explorer Favorites in Alphabetical Order

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When your Internet Explorer bookmarks menu has become a disorganized mess, the Organize Favorites menu can help you tidy it. The tool can automatically sort all your bookmarks in alphabetical order, turning chaos into a logical, easy-to-browse list. The tool for organizing your bookmarks isn't readily apparent, however, nor is the means of sorting them once you launch it.

Step 1

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Click the star-shaped "Favorites" icon to open the bookmark menu. If you've never sorted your bookmarks before, you'll see them currently listed in the order in which they were added.

Step 2

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Click the down arrow on the "Add to favorites" drop-down menu and select "Organize favorites."

Step 3

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Right-click any entry in the "Organize Favorites" window and select "Sort by name." Any random entry will suffice, as the context menu always features this option.

Step 4

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Click "Close" once you've finished organizing the entries. Your list in the Favorites menu will now be organized alphabetically.


You can also manually click and drag your bookmarks into any order you choose in the "Organize Favorites" window.


While this tool sorts your bookmarks for you on-demand, future bookmarks won't be added in alphabetical order, but are added instead to the bottom of the list. Repeat this process periodically to keep your bookmarks organized.