How to Manage Bookmarks With Internet Explorer

By Techwalla Internet Editor

The ability to store your favorite Web sites on an Internet browser is called bookmarking. When you bookmark a Web site, you are adding its URL to a list of favorites that you can refer to again and again any time you want to visit them. With Internet Explorer, there is no limit to the number of bookmarks you can make. Knowing how to manage your bookmarks comes in handy when you start to accumulate a lot of them.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer
  • Computer with working connection to the Internet

Keep Your Bookmarks in Order

Step 1

Engage Internet Explorer on your computer. Go to the 'Favorites' heading at the top of the browser window.

Step 2

Click on 'Add to Favorites.' This will bookmark the Web page you are currently on. You can do this with any Web page you visit that you wish to save.

Step 3

Organize your bookmarks. Go to the 'Favorites' heading again and click on 'Organize Favorites.' This will give you the opportunity to create categories for your bookmarks.

Step 4

Click 'New Folder' to make a folder for a category of bookmarks. You can name this folder anything you like.

Step 5

Manage your bookmarks. When you add a new Web site to your bookmarks and want it to be placed in a particular category, click on 'Favorites,' then 'Add to Favorites.' You will then select the category for your bookmark from the drop-down menu. Click the 'Add' button when you have made your selection.

Step 6

Move, rename or delete your bookmark categories. This is another way in which you can manage your bookmarks. Click on 'Favorites,' then 'Organize Favorites.' You can then use the buttons provided to move bookmarks from one category to another, rename bookmarks or categories or delete them.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you need answers to questions regarding how to manage your bookmarks with Internet Explorer, look no further than the Internet Explorer FAQs page (see Resources below).
  • Memory is a powerful thing. Make sure your computer has enough to run Internet Explorer. A minimum of 64 MB of memory is required for the program to work.
  • Internet Explorer comes with a built-in phishing filter. It comes already enabled and will automatically check for you to see if the Web sites you visit are trustworthy.
  • The steps below are intended for use with Internet Explorer 7.0. Past versions of Internet Explorer may not work with these steps.