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How to Add and Get Favorites in Internet Explorer

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to favorite websites in Internet Explorer to access them later again.
  • How to access favorited websites in Internet Explorer.
Bookmarks and Favorites

1 Create Favorite

Microsoft Internet Explorer calls these "Favorites". They are the same as bookmarks; pages you want fast access to because you use them regularly.
  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    Internet Explorer.
  2. Browse to the page you want to add as a favorite.
  3. Select the Star on the toolbar.
    Internet Explorer with Favorites highlighted.
  4. From the menu that drops down, select Add to favorites.
    Favorites menu with Add to favorites highlighted.
  5. Give your favorite a name, then select Add.
    Add favorites with name and Add highlighted.

2 Access Favorites

Microsoft Internet Explorer calls these "Favorites". They are the same as bookmarks; pages you want fast access to because you use them regularly.
  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    Internet Explorer.
  2. Browse to the page you want to add as a favorite.
  3. Select the Star on the toolbar.
    Internet Explorer with Favorites highlighted.
  4. Select your favorite from the list to jump to it right away.
    Internet Explorer Favorites menu.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to favorite websites in Internet Explorer to access them later again.
  • How to access favorited websites in Internet Explorer.
Bookmarks and Favorites
Microsoft Internet Explorer calls these "Favorites". They are the same as bookmarks; pages you want fast access to because you use them regularly.
  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    Internet Explorer.
  2. Browse to the page you want to add as a favorite.
  3. Select the Star on the toolbar.
    Internet Explorer with Favorites highlighted.
  4. From the menu that drops down, select Add to favorites.
    Favorites menu with Add to favorites highlighted.
  5. Give your favorite a name, then select Add.
    Add favorites with name and Add highlighted.
Microsoft Internet Explorer calls these "Favorites". They are the same as bookmarks; pages you want fast access to because you use them regularly.
  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    Internet Explorer.
  2. Browse to the page you want to add as a favorite.
  3. Select the Star on the toolbar.
    Internet Explorer with Favorites highlighted.
  4. Select your favorite from the list to jump to it right away.
    Internet Explorer Favorites menu.