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How to better organize Favorites in Windows 8 Internet Explorer Full Mode

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How can we organize the favorites in Windows 8 Full Mode for more accessibility.  Currently we have to do left-right, or linear, search until finding the favorite.  In Windows 7 or Windows 8 Desktop we can use the favorites as menus, make folder, etc., like always.
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Read your links and the first link we ran into prior placing the question.

One comment found in the first link, is the problem are facing: "But heavy-duty IE users are likely to bump into trouble trying to manage and access all of their pinned sites".

So in essence, the best managing technique for Favorites in Windows 8 IE Full Mode is:

Create in Metro Start Screen, series of Groups and pin all pertaining Favorites per Groups.

Is that accurate assumption?

Thanx
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Ramante--That's how I read it, but why not try it.  It sounds like something that can be reversed if you do not like it.
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We did prior placing the question and believe me it's horrible because we have to keep clicking until reaching the hyperlink desired.
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Ramante--I think you know that Favorites can be put in alphabetic order by right clicking on any one folder or file and then "Sort by Name".  Folders and Files not in Folders will alphabetize separately.  Files within Folder must be alphabetized separately using Sort by Name on a File in that Folder.  
When I create a Favorite I change the name to something that will help me find it.
I put as many Favorites into Folders as is practical to save space in the Favorites file.
And I weed out unnecessary Favorites from time to time.
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Understood and within Desktop Mode, works excellent and we can group all favorites, but in Full Mode, the only option we see is sorted by alphabetic, there is no option to group them so we can only see the group name, click it and open up all favorites within it.  The only option we available is creating a group in Metro and placing ALL FAVORITES there.

We are assuming that for Full Mode, there is no other option.

It's that correct?
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Ramante--
"click the arrow by the Add to Favorites button, and choose Organize Favorites. That lets you create folders for storing similar and group-related links in single folders."
from
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/internet-explorer-10-saving-favorite-sites-in-a-fa.html

Perhaps also of help
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4870-start-screen-apps-organize-into-groups.html 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/favorites-pinning#1TC=t1

Maybe I do not understand what you mean by Full Mode.
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Thanx for the info but that works for Internet Explorer Desktop mode.

Our question is based on Windows 8 Windows Full Mode (when its' the only apps on screen).

Seems based on what we have search and tested and what has been said here, there is no way to better organize our favorites.

We would like t confirmed here in EE before closing or if there is a way, please advice.
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will proceed close the question.
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thanx
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