How to delete and organize Internet favorites and bookmarks

Updated: 03/13/2021 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Internet 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.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

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. At the top of the drop-down menu, click Manage favorites.

Manage favorites selector.

  1. On the next screen, the menu on the left allows you to see items in your Favorites bar and other various folders.

Favorites folders in Edge.

  1. Once you select a folder, you see its contents displayed in the middle of the screen, similar to the image below.

Favorites bar entries in Edge.

To delete favorites

To delete favorites, check the boxes next to them and then click the Delete button.

Choose which Favorites to delete in Edge.

You can remove favorites individually by clicking the "X" icon on the right side of each entry.

Remove favorite

To move and organize favorites

Drag-and-drop your favorites to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

To rename favorites

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

Edit Favorite

  1. Type the desired name and click the Save button.

Renaming a Favorite in Edge.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge Legacy

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access your favorites

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy 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.

Menu that allows users to delete a favorites in Edge.

To move and organize favorites

Drag-and-drop your favorites to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

To rename favorites

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

Menu that allows users to rename their favorites in Edge.

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

Internet Explorer

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access favorites

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

or

  1. Click 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.

Drop-down menu that allows users to delete their bookmarks.

To move and organize favorites

Drag-and-drop your favorites to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

To rename favorites

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

Menu that allows users to rename their bookmarks in Internet Explorer.

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

Google Chrome

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

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. In the drop-down menu, move your mouse cursor over Bookmarks.

Bookmarks selector in Chrome.

  1. Click Bookmark manager on the side menu.

Bookmark manager selector in Chrome.

To delete bookmarks

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

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 to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

To rename bookmarks

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

Selector that opens the edit menu in Google Chrome.

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

Menu that allows users to rename their bookmarks in Google Chrome.

chrome for android

Google Chrome for Android

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access bookmarks

  1. Open the Google Chrome app.
  2. Tap Chrome settings in the upper-right corner of the app window.
  3. Tap Bookmarks.

Bookmarks menu icon

  1. Tap the name of the folder containing your saved bookmarks.

Android bookmarks

To delete bookmarks

  1. Locate the bookmark you want to delete.
  2. On the right side of the bookmark, tap the Chrome settings icon.
  3. Tape the Delete option in the drop-down menu that appears.

Delete mobile bookmarks

To move and organize bookmarks

  1. Locate the bookmark you want to move.
  2. On the right side of the bookmark, tap the Chrome settings icon.
  3. Tap the Move to option in the drop-down menu that appears.

Move to mobile bookmarks

  1. Select the name of the folder you want to move the bookmark.

To rename bookmarks

  1. On the right side of the bookmark you want to rename, tap the Chrome settings icon.
  2. Tap the Edit option in the drop-down menu that appears.

Edit mobile bookmarks

  1. Rename the bookmark.
Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

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.

Selector that shows every bookmark in Firefox.

  1. You should see a list of your bookmark folders on the left, and their contents on the right, similar to the image below.

Library window in Firefox.

To delete bookmarks

  1. Resize the library window so it's a bit larger. This action allows you to see your bookmark list. You may also maximize the window.
  1. Right-click the bookmark you want to remove and select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

Menu to delete a bookmark in Firefox.

Tip

You may also click a bookmark or folder and press Delete on your keyboard to remove it.

To move and organize bookmarks

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

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 the desired name and press Enter. You may also click the blank space below the bookmark list (C).

Menu to rename bookmarks.

Opera

Opera

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access bookmarks

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

or

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

Menu to select bookmarks.

  1. Click Bookmarks.

Menu to display bookmarks.

To delete bookmarks

  1. On the left side of the screen, in the Bookmarks section, choose the folder containing the bookmark you want to remove.

Menu that allows users to select 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 Icon that allows users to remove items in Opera. icon should appear in the upper-right corner; click it to delete the bookmark.

Icon that removes a bookmark in Opera.

To move and organize bookmarks

Drag-and-drop your bookmarks to rearrange them. You can move them around in their current folder or to a different one.

To rename bookmarks

  1. On the left side of the screen, in the Bookmarks section, choose the folder containing the bookmark you want to rename.

Menu that allows users to select 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 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. After clicking this icon, you can rename the bookmark. When done, press Enter.

How to rename a bookmark in Opera.

Safari logo

Safari

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access bookmarks

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Safari bookmarks selector

  1. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Show Bookmarks.

Safari show bookmarks

To delete bookmarks

  1. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Safari bookmarks selector

  1. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Edit Bookmarks.

Edit bookmarks selector

  1. You should see a list similar to the one shown below.

Safari bookmarks list

  1. Right-click the bookmark you want to remove and select Delete from the drop-down menu.

Delete bookmark

Tip

You may also left-click the bookmark and press Delete.

To rename bookmarks

  1. Select Bookmarks from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Safari bookmarks selector

  1. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Edit Bookmarks.

Edit bookmarks selector

  1. You should see a list similar to the one depicted below.

Safari bookmarks list

  1. Right-click the bookmark you want to rename and select Rename from the drop-down menu.

Delete bookmark

iOS 10 logo

Safari on iPhone or iPad

Note

Always start by following the instructions in the first section. All of the other actions, such as deleting, organizing, and renaming your bookmarks, require you to access them first.

To access bookmarks

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Tap the Bookmarks icon at the bottom of the screen.

Bookmarks icon on iOS device

To delete bookmarks

  1. On the Bookmarks screen, tap the Favorites folder. If you have other folders besides the Favorites folder, and the bookmark you want to delete is in another folder, tap that folder instead.
  2. Find the bookmark you want to delete, then swipe left on the bookmark name.
  3. Tap the red Delete option to delete the bookmark.

Delete a bookmark on an iOS device

To move and organize bookmarks

If you have multiple bookmark folders, you can move bookmarked web pages between them.

  1. On the Bookmarks screen, tap the folder containing the bookmark you want to move to another folder.
  2. Press and hold your finger on the bookmark you want to move until a menu opens at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Edit option on the menu.

Edit bookmark option an iOS device

  1. In the Location section, tap the name of the current bookmark folder, then tap the name of the folder where you want to move the bookmark.

Edit bookmark option an iOS device

To rename bookmarks

  1. On the Bookmarks screen, tap the folder containing the bookmark you want to rename.
  2. Press and hold your finger on the bookmark you want to rename until a menu opens at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Edit option on the menu.

Edit bookmark option on an iOS device

  1. Tap the bookmark name. The name becomes editable, allowing you to rename it as desired.

Rename bookmark on an iOS device