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Start- and Favorites Menu Not Listed in Alphabetical Order

By: Arie Slob

If you rearrange the shortcuts on your Start- and Favorites Menu, the shortcuts and folders may not be in alphabetical order, and any new shortcuts or folders you add, may just be added at the bottom of the menu. To rectify this:

Restore the default sort order of the Start Menu:

Select the Start Menu > Programs, then select an entry, right-click and choose Sort by Name.

If this doesn't work (the above should work with Internet Explorer 5):

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MenuOrder \ Start Menu \ Menu
  3. Delete the (binary) value Order
  4. Close the registry editor

Restore the default sort order of the Favorites Menu:

Select Favorites, from the Internet Explorer menu, then select an entry, right-click and choose Sort by Name.

If this doesn't work (the above should work with Internet Explorer 5):

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MenuOrder \ Favorites
  3. Delete the (binary) value Order
  4. Close the registry editor

Note: This functionality is available only when the Windows Desktop Update component is installed. For information about how to install the Windows Desktop Update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article No. 165695.

Note: Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000 include both the Windows Desktop Update and the IE5 Sort by name context menu option.

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