How to manage your favorites in Internet Explorer 9

Favorites are links to webpages that you can add to Windows Internet Explorer 9. You can view your favorites in Favorites Center by clicking the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then clicking the Favorites tab.

If you want easy access to several of your favorite websites, you can display the Favorites bar so the links are always visible in the browser.

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To add a webpage to your favorites

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Go to a webpage you want to add as a favorite.

  3. Click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then click Add to favorites.
  4. Type a name for the favorite, and then do one of the following:

    • Next to Create in, click the Favorites button, and then click a location.

    • Click New folder, and then type a name. Next to Create in, click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, click a location, and then click Create.
  5. Click Add.

To add a webpage to your Favorites bar

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. If the Favorites bar isn't visible, right-click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then select Favorites bar.
  3. Go to the webpage you want to add to the Favorites bar.

  4. Click the Add to Favorites bar button Picture of the Add to Favorites Bar button.

Notes

  • To delete a webpage from the Favorites bar, right-click it, and then click Delete.

  • You can also add a webpage to the Favorites bar by dragging either a webpage icon from the Address bar or a link to the Favorites bar.

To organize your favorites

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to favorites button, and then click Organize favorites.
  3. In the Organize Favorites dialog box, you will see a list of your favorite links and folders. From here you can do the following:

    • Open folders: Click a folder to expand it and see the links it contains.

    • Create new folders: Click New Folder, type a name for the new folder, and then press Enter.

      Folders are used to organize your favorite links into groups that are meaningful to you. For example, you might create one folder for links to financial institutions and another folder for links to your favorite blogs.

    • Move favorites: Click a link or folder and then drag it to the new position or folder. You can also move items by clicking the link or folder, clicking Move, and then choosing the folder you want to move it to.

    • Rename links or folders: Click a link or folder, and then click Rename. Type the new name, and then press Enter.

    • Delete links or folders: Click a link or folder, and then click Delete.

  4. When you're finished organizing your favorites, click Close.

Note

  • To alphabetize your favorites in Favorites Center, right-click any item, and then click Sort by Name.