How to Delete All Internet Explorer Favorites

By Marissa Willman

Internet Explorer is Microsoft's web browser that comes preinstalled on all Windows computers. Since Internet Explorer is integrated into Windows operating systems, Internet history, cookies and bookmarks can be accessed and deleted through Windows features. While the favorites in Internet Explorer can be deleted individually through the browser, you can delete all of the bookmarks at once by accessing the "Favorites" folder in Windows.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu and select the "Computer" or "My Computer" option. Open the local disk by double-clicking on the C: drive.

Step 2

Click on the "Users" option to view a list of users for your system if you are using Vista. XP users must open the "Documents and Settings" folder before opening the "Users: folder. Double-click on the user whose favorites you wish to delete.

Step 3

Open the "Favorites" folder, which has an icon of a folder with a star. This folder contains favorites for Internet Explorer.

Step 4

Press "Ctrl+A" to highlight all of the contents within the "Favorites" folder. Right-click on the highlighted items and select "Delete" from the drop-down menu. The favorites for Internet Explorer will be deleted.