I would suggest you get a programming cable, and software. Dump the memories from the radio into the laptop, reorder then reupload to the radio. You might find someone near you with the cable, if not the cable is under $20 on ebay and get the software, $15 http://www.g4hfq.co.uk/ftb8800.htm
You can do a lot with the software that takes forever manually.
I'm going to "bump" this thread, because I have the same issue... Anyone?
Thanks, Rodd / KC2URG