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IE8 Add to Favorites - open up in collapsed view?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by M Skabialka, May 26, 2010.

  1. M Skabialka

    M Skabialka Flightless Bird

    In IE8, when I want to add a site to My Favorites, when I go to select the
    folder to save it in, the list of all of my previously saves favorite
    folders completely opens up in expanded view. Since there are folders and
    multiple subfolders, is there a way to make only the half dozen or so main
    folders show up, then I could drill down and open each subfolder one at a
    time, instead of immediately seeing every single favorites folder I have
    ever created in a VERY long scrolling list?
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "M Skabialka" <mskabialka@NOSPAMdrc.com> wrote in message
    news:#nZS5pN$KHA.5292@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > In IE8, when I want to add a site to My Favorites, when I go to select the
    > folder to save it in, the list of all of my previously saves favorite
    > folders completely opens up in expanded view. Since there are folders and
    > multiple subfolders, is there a way to make only the half dozen or so main
    > folders show up, then I could drill down and open each subfolder one at a
    > time, instead of immediately seeing every single favorites folder I have
    > ever created in a VERY long scrolling list?
    >


    Short answer is no.

    There is a "workaround" though - use the favorites button (the star) and add
    to your list using the left hand pane view instead of the favorites menu.

    --
    dan
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Not in IE8, no.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    M Skabialka wrote:
    > In IE8, when I want to add a site to My Favorites, when I go to select the
    > folder to save it in, the list of all of my previously saves favorite
    > folders completely opens up in expanded view. Since there are folders and
    > multiple subfolders, is there a way to make only the half dozen or so main
    > folders show up, then I could drill down and open each subfolder one at a
    > time, instead of immediately seeing every single favorites folder I have
    > ever created in a VERY long scrolling list?
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "M Skabialka" <mskabialka@NOSPAMdrc.com> wrote in message
    news:#nZS5pN$KHA.5292@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > In IE8, when I want to add a site to My Favorites, when I go to select the
    > folder to save it in, the list of all of my previously saves favorite
    > folders completely opens up in expanded view. Since there are folders and
    > multiple subfolders,


    > is there a way to make only the half dozen or so main folders show up,
    > then I could drill down and open each subfolder one at a time, instead of
    > immediately seeing every single favorites folder I have ever created in a
    > VERY long scrolling list?



    Yes. Drag them there instead of using that deficient dialog. And if
    you're doing more than one and know that they are going into the same
    subfolder, consider using the Add to Favorites Bar button instead. Then
    you can eventually just drag (or Cut them) as a group out of that temporary
    location to the destination folder. Another alternative for the group case
    would be opening an Explorer window at that subfolder and then just dragging
    each Address bar icon to it directly.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ----
     
  5. M Skabialka

    M Skabialka Flightless Bird

    This works very well, thanks, Mich
    "Dan" <news@worldofspack.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "M Skabialka" <mskabialka@NOSPAMdrc.com> wrote in message
    > news:#nZS5pN$KHA.5292@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> In IE8, when I want to add a site to My Favorites, when I go to select
    >> the folder to save it in, the list of all of my previously saves favorite
    >> folders completely opens up in expanded view. Since there are folders
    >> and multiple subfolders, is there a way to make only the half dozen or so
    >> main folders show up, then I could drill down and open each subfolder one
    >> at a time, instead of immediately seeing every single favorites folder I
    >> have ever created in a VERY long scrolling list?
    >>

    >
    > Short answer is no.
    >
    > There is a "workaround" though - use the favorites button (the star) and
    > add to your list using the left hand pane view instead of the favorites
    > menu.
    >
    > --
    > dan
     

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