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7. Web Browsers > 7.3. Managing Your Favorites

Managing Your Favorites

In Internet Explorer, URL bookmarks are called Favorites. They’re crucial tools for power surfing—but if you have a lot of them, your list can get unruly and hard to use. This section helps you tame the beast.

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The tips in this section apply specifically to Internet Explorer, but all browsers have similar features.

Finding Favorites Fast

Favorites lists tend to bloat up, making it hard to find the sites you want to visit—and negating the point of having Favorites. Here’s a quick remedy.

Your Favorites list is really only a folder on your computer, saved in My Computer Documents and Settings Your Name Favorites. To find a site that’s missing, right-click that folder in Windows Explorer, choose Search, and then type the name of the site you’re looking for, or a word you think is part of the site’s name. Windows Explorer displays a list of matching results. Double-click the one you’re looking for, and Internet Explorer takes you there.


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