How to Manage Bookmarks With Safari

Taking a few minutes to organize your Safari bookmarks can save you quite a bit of time in the long run. Organizing bookmarks in Safari 5.1.7 for Windows is only slightly different than the version found on Mac computers running OS X Yosemite.

Rename or edit URLs for bookmarks as needed in Safari.
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Step 1

Most bookmark options are under the Bookmarks menu.
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Click the Safari Bookmarks menu. If you're on a Web page that you want to bookmark, you can do that here, as well as show bookmarks and edit bookmarks.

If you're using Safari for Windows, click the Gear icon and select Show Menu bar to reveal the Bookmarks menu.

Step 2

Add a new bookmark folder.
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Adding a New Folder

Click "Add Bookmark Folder." The bookmarks pane opens, with a new untitled folder created. Its name field is already editable so you can immediately type the name you want. Press Enter to save the new name.

Step 3

Deleting a duplicate bookmark.
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Manage Individual Bookmarks and Delete Duplicates

Select Edit Bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu if you are running Safari on a Mac. If you're using Safari for Windows, click Show All Bookmarks.

Unlike the bookmarks pane, the Edit page shows the complete URL of each bookmark. Review both the names and the URLs to be certain you don't have duplicates. In our example, the "Radar" and "Radar -- Environment Canada" bookmarks both have the same URL, so one can be deleted. To remove a bookmark, right-click it and select Delete.

Step 4

Rename a bookmark or edit its Web address.
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Edit an Individual Bookmark

Right-click a bookmark to edit it. Select Rename Bookmark to change its name. Select Edit Address to edit the URL. After you change the bookmark information, press Enter to save it.

Step 5

Dragging a bookmark to arrange them alphabetically.
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Reorder Bookmarks

Drag bookmarks to whichever position suits you. To put bookmarks in a new folder, for example, just drag them into that folder. If you have a lot of bookmarks, you may prefer to put them in alphabetical order, by dragging each into place.

Step 6

Safari bookmarks import and export options.
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Import or Export Bookmarks

Click the File menu to import or export bookmarks. If you are changing your default browser to Safari, you can import bookmarks directly from another browser.

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