This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Your home page is displayed when Internet Explorer first opens or when you click the Home button Picture of the Home button, and it can consist of either a single page or a set pages. Saving your current collection of home page tabs as favorites lets you keep them even if you reinstall Internet Explorer, delete the home pages, or reset Internet Explorer to its default settings.

To save home pages as favorites

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you're using Internet Explorer 8, click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Add Current Tabs to Favorites.

    • If you're using Internet Explorer 7, click the Add to Favorites button, and then click Add Tab Group to Favorites.

  3. Type the name you want to give to the tab group (for example, Home page backup), pick the folder you want to create the backup in, and then click Add. Your home pages are now saved as favorites.

To restore your home page tabs

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In Internet Explorer 8, click the Favorites button.

    • In Internet Explorer 7, click the Favorites Center button Picture of the Favorites Center button.
  3. Point to your home page backup folder, and then click the arrow to the right of the folder name Picture of the Open in tab group button.
  4. Click the arrow next to the Home button Picture of the Home button, click Add or Change Home Page, click Use the current tab set as your home page, and then click Yes.