Deleting and organizing Internet favorites and bookmarks

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Internet browsersInternet bookmarks and favorites are a great way to quickly navigate back to the websites you like the most. However, sometimes bookmarks need to be rearranged, renamed, or deleted. The following sections contain information on how to manage your bookmarks and favorites in all of the major Internet browsers. To proceed, select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access your favorites:

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Microsoft Edge Hub button icon.
  3. On the left side of the menu that appears, click the Microsoft Edge favorites button. icon.

To delete favorites:

  1. Right-click the favorite or folder you want to delete.
  2. Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

The menu that allows users to delete a favorites in Edge.

To move and organize favorites:

Drag-and-drop your favorites or folders to rearrange them.

To rename favorites:

  1. Right-click the favorite or folder you want to rename.
  2. Select Rename from the drop-down menu that appears.

The menu that allows users to rename their favorites in Edge.

  1. Type in the desired name and press Enter.
Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access favorites:

  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+C.

or

  1. Click on the IE favorites icon icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Click any Favorites folder to expand and show its contents.

To delete favorites:

  1. Right-click the favorite or folder you want to delete.
  2. Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

The drop-down menu that allows users to delete their bookmarks.

To move and organize favorites:

Drag-and-drop your favorites or folders to rearrange them.

To rename favorites:

  1. Right-click the favorite or folder you want to rename.
  2. Select Rename from the drop-down menu that appears.

The menu that allows users to rename their bookmarks in Internet Explorer.

  1. Type in the desired name and press Enter.
Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access bookmarks:

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+O.

or

  1. Click Chrome settings in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Move you mouse cursor over Bookmarks and then click Bookmark manager.

To delete bookmarks:

  1. Right-click the bookmark you'd like to delete.
  2. Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

The menu that allows users to delete a bookmark in Google Chrome.

Tip: You can also left-click a bookmark or folder, then press the Delete key.

To move and organize bookmarks:

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to re-organize them.

To rename bookmarks:

  1. Right-click the bookmark or folder you want to rename.
  2. Select Edit from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector that opens the edit menu in Google Chrome.

  1. Type in the desired name (A) and then click the The save button in Google Chrome. button (B).

The menu that allows users to rename their bookmarks in Google Chrome.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access bookmarks:

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B.

or

  1. Click Show bookmarks in Firefox. in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector that shows every bookmark in Firefox.

To delete bookmarks:

  1. Resize the Library window so that it is a bit larger. This action will allow you to see your bookmark list. You may also maximize the window.
  2. Right-click the bookmark you'd like to remove and select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

The menu in which users may delete a bookmark in Firefox.

Tip: You may also click a bookmark and press the delete key on your keyboard to remove a bookmark or folder.

To move and organize bookmarks:

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to re-organize them.

To rename bookmarks:

  1. Highlight the bookmark or folder you want to rename by clicking it once (A).
  2. Locate the field labeled Name: in the lower-right section of the Library window (B).
  3. Type in the desired name and press Enter. You may also click the blank space below the bookmark list (C).

The menu in which users may rename their bookmarks.

Opera

Opera

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access bookmarks:

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B.

or

  1. Click opera button in the upper-left corner of the browser window.
  2. In the drop-down menu that appears, move your mouse cursor over Bookmarks.

The menu in which users can select bookmarks.

  1. Click Bookmarks.

The menu in which users may choose to display their bookmarks.

To delete bookmarks:

  1. On the left side of the screen, in the Bookmarks section, choose the folder in which the bookmark you'd like to remove resides.

The menu that allows users to select which bookmarks folder they'd like to view.

  1. Locate the bookmark you would like to delete (window to the right) and move your mouse cursor over it.
  2. An The icon that allows users to remove items in Opera. icon should appear in the upper-right corner; click it to delete the bookmark.

The icon that removes a bookmark in Opera.

To move and organize bookmarks:

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to reorganize them.

To rename bookmarks:

  1. On the left side of the screen, in the Bookmarks section, choose the folder in which the bookmark you'd like to rename resides.

The menu that allows users to select which bookmarks folder they'd like to view.

  1. Locate the bookmark you would like to rename (window to the right) and move your mouse cursor over it.
  2. An The icon that allows users to remove items in Opera. icon should appear in the upper-right corner; click it to edit the bookmark.

How to edit a bookmark in Opera.

  1. Once you have clicked said icon, you'll be able to rename the bookmark. Once you have done so, press Enter.

How to rename a bookmark in Opera.

Safari logo

Safari

Note: Always start by following the instructions in the first section to access your bookmarks. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, will follow up on the access instructions.

To access bookmarks:

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Show Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.

To delete bookmarks:

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Edit Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Click the bookmark you'd like to remove so it is highlighted, and then press Delete.

To move and organize bookmarks:

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks or folders to reorganize them.

To rename bookmarks:

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Edit Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Click the bookmark you want to rename, wait a moment, and then click it again.
  5. The text in the bookmark should turn light blue. Type the name you'd like for the bookmark.