Use Favorites to Get Around the Web

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 2496049 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

SUMMARY

Internet Explorer 6 uses a feature called Favorites to put Web sites you visit often within easy reach. That way, you don't have to remember or type anything. Just click your mouse twice—and there you are.

MORE INFORMATION

Add a Web Page to Your Favorites

Internet Explorer 6 makes it easy for you to return to a particular Web page when you add the Web page link to your list of Favorites. If you've already got your Favorites organized in folders, find out how to add Web pages in the Organize Your Favorite Web Pages in Folders section below.
  1. Go to the Web page that you want to add to your Favorites.
  2. On the Favorites menu, click Add to Favorites.
  3. In the Add Favorite box, type a new name for the page if you want, and click OK. See step 3 in the image below.
    In most cases, Internet Explorer 6 proposes a perfectly good name, but occasionally you may want to give the page a different name.
Collapse this imageExpand this image
Add Favorite box

Tip: You can add the current page to your main list of favorites (but not to a folder) right from the keyboard by pressing CTRL+D.



Go to a Web Page on Your Favorites List

On the Favorites menu, click the link to the Web page you want to visit. If you've already organized Web pages into folders, on the Favorites menu, first point to the folder of the page you want to visit, and then click the link to go to the page.

Collapse this imageExpand this image
Favorites menu



Keep your list of favorite Web pages handy: Simply click the Favorites button on the Internet Explorer 6 toolbar at the top of the window. The Favorites bar opens on the left side of the screen—it works just like the Favorites list. (To close the bar, click the Favorites button again.)

Track your Web site visits: If you've forgotten to add a Web page to the Favorites list, Internet Explorer 6 records where you've been in the History list—today, yesterday, or even a couple of weeks ago. To take stock, click the History button on the Internet Explorer 6 toolbar at the top of the window. Find out more about how to use the History list.


Alphabetize Your Favorites

If your list of Favorites gets unruly, you can put it in alphabetical order.
  1. Right-click anywhere on the Favorites menu.
  2. On the menu that opens, click Sort by Name. See step 2 in the image below. Internet Explorer 6 lists folders first (if you have them), and then individual Web pages in the main list.

Collapse this imageExpand this image
Favorites menu

Remove a Web Page from the Favorites List

You may find that the link to a favorite Web page is broken and no longer takes you there. Or perhaps you just want to clean up your Favorites list. Whatever the reason, it's easy to remove a Web page from your Favorites list.

  1. On the Favorites menu, right-click the link to the page that you want to remove from the list.
  2. On the menu that opens, click Delete.

Organize Your Favorite Web Pages in a New Folder

As your list of Favorites grows, you can organize it by categorizing Web pages, creating a folder for each category, and storing Web pages—or even other folders—in them.

  1. On the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
  2. Click Create Folder. See step 2 in the image below.
  3. Type a name for the folder, and then press ENTER. See step 3 in the image below.
    For example, you could create a folder named Movies and use it to store links to theaters, movie times, reviews, and so on.
  4. Drag to move individual Web pages or other Favorite folders to the new folder. If the number of shortcuts or folders makes dragging impractical, use the Move to Folder button instead.
  5. When you've finished, click Close.
  6. Collapse this imageExpand this image
    Organize Favorites box

Rename a folder: On the Favorites menu, right-click the folder you want to rename. On the menu that opens, click Rename near the bottom of the list. Type a new name, and click OK.



Remove a Web Page from a Folder in the Favorites List

  1. On the Favorites menu, point to the folder where the Web page you want to remove is stored.
    If you have folders within folders, you may have to point to more than one folder.
  2. Right-click the link to the page that you want to remove from the list.
  3. On the menu that opens, click Delete.
Be careful! When you delete a folder, Internet Explorer 6 removes the folder and the links to all the Web pages stored in that folder.



Properties

Article ID: 2496049 - Last Review: January 14, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1
Keywords: 
KB2496049

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com