dumb question: alphabetizing the Start Menu

This may sound like a silly question, but how do you alphabetize the Start Menu (Win98 SE)?  Mine looks like it's sorted by date (the latest appear on the bottom) and I think it's dumb.  I saw the solution in a Maximum PC mag, but I can't seem to find the issue.  I think it involves a registry setting?

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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
This is from Brian Livingston's column in Infoworld, 6/7/99:

1. Run regedit

2. Go to HKEY_Current_User/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrenVersion/Exploere/MenuOrder.

3. The MenuOrder folder has two subfolders, Start Menu & Favorites.  Expand Start Menu and select the Menu Folder beneath it.

4. In the right pane there should be a value called Ordet.  This value contains binary data, which in hex form looks like 08 00 00 (and so on) if the Registry is appending your new entries.

5.  Right-clicking the Order icon, then deleting it, eliminates the stored order for the Start menu shortcuts.

Close Regedit and restart Windows.  That should do it.

The article also mentions a reader developed VB program called SortIt! which does the job for you.  The address given was ftp.infsysint.com/pub/SortIt!/SortIt!zip

Hope this helps.
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israelyCommented:
If you mean the programs menu, open the programs menu and right click on any folder and select sort by name.
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MolsonCommented:
If you mean the programs on your menu just right click the programs menu and sort by name. It will put them in alphabetical order, or got to start settings start menu, click start menu tab, click advanced button, highlight programs, go up to view and arrange icons. you can arrange them by date , name, type or size.
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billkoAuthor Commented:
My, my, you were brash, actually answering the question, rather than just posting it as a comment.  BUT...

I guess you knew what you were talking about, so here goes some points your way.  ;)

BTW - Actually, it wasn't EXACTLY how you explained it.  I actually had to go one level further, and erase the "order" keys in each folder.  You were way close enough to receive credit for this one.

To everyone else:
Thanks so much for your support.  I'm always pleasantly surprised to see how many people take the time to ponder the question and come back with a reasonable answer.  Thanks so much to everyone here for trying to help me out.

Bill
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