How to Edit My Favorites

Whether you use Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox, your browser's bookmarks (Favorites in IE) provide a place to keep your most visited pages for fast access. By editing your favorites, you can update outdated addresses, rename site titles for brevity or clarity, or rearrange the links to your liking.

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Each browser uses a slightly different method to edit a bookmark's name.
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Chrome

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Press Ctrl-Shift-O in Chrome to open the Bookmark Manager.

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Edit a bookmark.
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Right-click a bookmark and select Edit to open both the bookmark's name and Web address for editing. Type in either field to edit, then click in the blank area of the window to finish.

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Work with folders.
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Drag bookmarks in the list to reorder their position, or drag bookmarks to a folder on the left to group them. To make a new folder, open the Folders menu and click Add Folder.

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Alphabetize bookmarks.
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Open the Organize menu and click Reorder by Title to alphabetize bookmarks by name.

Internet Explorer 10 and 11

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Press Ctrl-B in Internet Explorer to open the Organize Favorites window.

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Rename a favorite.
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Select a favorite and press Rename to edit the favorite's name. As a shortcut, press F2.

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Edit a favorite's URL.
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Right-click a favorite and choose Properties to edit its address, and then click OK.

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Add and use folders.
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Drag favorites to rearrange them, or place them in folders to separate them. Select New Folder to add a folder to the list.

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The Move button provides an alternate method to place favorites in folders. It shows a list of folders to choose from, which helps if you have more items than fit on the Organize Favorites window at once.

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Sort the list.
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Right-click on any favorite and choose Sort by Name to alphabetize the entire list.

Firefox

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Press Ctrl-Shift-B in Firefox to open the Library window for managing bookmarks.

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Edit the name or address.
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Select a bookmark at the bottom of the window to edit its name or address. You can also add tags -- additional searchable terms -- for the bookmark.

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Use folders and separators.
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Right-click anywhere in the main section of the window and choose New Folder to add folders to organize your bookmarks. Drag bookmarks to arrange them or place them in folders.

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The New Separator option adds a horizontal line to your bookmarks for clarity or to separate different types of sites.

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Sort bookmarks.
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Right-click in the window and pick Sort by Name to alphabetize the bookmarks in the current folder.

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You can also choose Sort from the Views menu to arrange bookmarks in other orders, such as by most visited, but unlike using Sort by Name, these sorting options do not last after you close the window.