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I have about a hundred links to sort into various folders in Internet Explorer 8 but dragging and dropping each one is time-consuming and is bad for my RSI.

Is there a way to select links not in folders and place them in the appropriate folder in the most efficient way?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.

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You can locate your Favorites in c:\users\<your user name>\favorites via Windows Explorer, which will allow you to select sequential sets (click first one, shift-click last one) or single, non-sequential items (ctrl-click each one you want to add to the selection). You can also use these in combination with dragging a selection square around items.

You can use these, and combinations of these, to select all the items you want and then drag-n-drop them into a target folder at the same time.

Since you're in a regular Explorer window, you also have all your various display and sort options available to make your filing task easier.

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I'm gonna try it. – verve Dec 5 '11 at 21:03
To open Favorites folder, you can shift-click "Organize Favorites..." on the IE "Favorites" menu. Ref: Organize Favorites by Opening as a Folder – Ivan Chau Feb 6 '14 at 9:51

There are a few IE Favorites management programs such as this one at CNET.

The programs I've found that print URL lists currently appear to be paid apps.

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