How to manage/order Favorites?

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lphilpot
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How to manage/order Favorites?

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XnView MP 0.97 on Windows 11

Is there a built-in method to manage Favorites after they've been added? I realize I can right-click and rename, delete, etc. but there doesn't appear to be a way to move an entry in the list.

I've tried editing and saving bookmark.ini (with XnView closed) but the changes I make aren't reflected when I restart XnView. It always reverts to how it was before editing and indeed, even after closing XnView again bookmark.ini stays as I edited it (i.e., it doesn't revert to match the GUI).

For example, with XnView closed I edit %APPDDATA%\Roaming\XnViewMP\bookmark.ini to look like this and save it:

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"Downloads"*"C:/Users/XXXXXX/Downloads/"
"images (local)"*"C:/data/images/"
"Our-photos (local)"*"C:/data/images/Our-photos/"
"working (local)"*"C:/data/images/working/"
"images (nas01)"*"Z:/XXXXXX/data/images/"
"Our-photos (nas01)"*"Z:/XXXXXX/data/images/Our-photos/"
"working (nas01)"*"Z:/XXXXXX/data/images/working/"
Note aside from my Downloads folder there are two "matching" sets of three paths, one set on C: and the other set on Z: (grouped C: first then Z:). I then launch XnView and the Favorites pane looks like this:

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The same paths but not in the order as in bookmark.ini. They're still in the order they were added, before I edited bookmark.ini.

Thanks.
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Re: How to manage Favorites?

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Pierre.
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Re: How to manage Favorites?

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Thank you.
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Re: How to manage/order Favorites?

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Has this been clarified anywhere?
lphilpot wrote: Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:24 pm XnView MP 0.97 on Windows 11

Is there a built-in method to manage Favorites after they've been added? I realize I can right-click and rename, delete, etc. but there doesn't appear to be a way to move an entry in the list.

Thanks.
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Re: How to manage/order Favorites?

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you can edit the bookmark.ini
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Re: How to manage/order Favorites?

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I had the same problem early this morning (Oct. 06/2022): after reediting Favorites, nothing happened after Restart. But I managed to reedit and make it functional by performing a full removal and reinstallation of MP 1.3.0. As a preliminary step, I copied and pasted and saved bookmark.ini's content on a different file, only to keep record of its syntax. Then I deleted all its content and saved it blank. Only then I uninstalled it. After reinstallation, I opened bookmark.ini and pasted the previously copied content (to ease the writing of its syntax), and replaced the old names with the names of the new files and their paths.

The original bookmark.ini was in \User\AppData\Roaming\XNVIEW MP. After reediting and saving it, I copied it and pasted it also in \Program Files (x86)\XNVIEW MP, to make up for my ignorance as to which one would prevail, whether the .exe folder or the user folder. Then I closed MP and restarted it, and all the new files were shown in full blossom in the popdown menu.
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Re: How to manage/order Favorites?

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I edited mine yesterday and it picked up the changes after a relaunch. XnView MP 1.3, Windows 11
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