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How to Organize Your Favorite Web Pages or Websites in Microsoft Internet Explorer

By Edited Feb 28, 2016 1 1

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So many websites and so little time as the saying goes. After accumulating a number of websites in your "Favorites" folder, it may be time to organize them into folders of their own based on categories that are easy for you identify and use. Using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your internet browser, you can create folders for your major areas of interest i.e.: Finance, Education, Health, Hobbies, etc. You can also arrange them by free websites and web pages verses those that you have to pay for. You can then rearrange the folders in alphabetical order, by level of importance or any other way that suits your needs. You can even create sub-folders to further organize your favorites. One thing to keep in mind though is that the more folders/sub-folders and the further away from being at a high level increases the difficulty of finding a link. The following instructions will help you organize your library of favorites and your most useful websites and webpage's.

Things You Will Need

Computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Internet Explorer Favorites

Select the "Favorites" from the Internet Explorer tool bar located near the top of the page. Go down to the "Organize Favorites" and left click the mouse or hit enter on your keyboard. Go to the "New folder" button and do the same. You can now name the folder a name that best describes the content that will be added to it. Left click the mouse or hit the enter key and the name will be stored.

Step 2

IE Web Favorites

Select the web page from the list of "Favorites" and left click once and hold down the mouse button and drag the Favorite into the appropriate folder.

Step 3

IE Favorites Organization

You can easily change the order of the folders by going to Favorites/Organize Favorites and then drag the folders up or down depending where you want the folder in relation to the other folders. You can also follow the same procedure within a folder to organize the individual links by going to the folder and dragging and dropping the links in what ever order makes it easier for you to use. The folders and individual links can be organized alphabetically, frequency used or some other sorting that you like.

After you have accumulated a number of websites in your "Favorites" folder, organize them into folders of their own based on categories that are easy for you identify and use.

Tips & Warnings

You can also add a new folder as in step one in Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8 by pressing the Hot-Key combination of Ctrl+D. You then hit the "New Folder" button and then name the folder and hit the enter key. This may also work on earlier versions of Internet Explorer.

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Comments

Feb 16, 2010 1:41pm
Sullysee
This very useful information. I definitely need to take the time to do this. Will be a time-saver.
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