How to Set Your Favorites in the Internet Explorer Browser

by Chris Froment
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Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser is one of the most popular browsers in the world. It's easy to set your favorites in IE, so you can quickly access sites that you like without typing in the entire URL each time you visit them. There are several ways to accomplish this.

If you know the URL

Step 1

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. Confirm that you are connected to the Internet.

Step 2

Click on the Favorites icon, which looks like a star, in the toolbar. The exact design of this icon will vary depending on your version of IE. Enter the URL for the Web site in the space provided If you know it, then click "Add." Click on the "Favorites" menu and select the new link to confirm that it works.

Step 3

If you are visiting a new website and decide to add it to your Favorites list, click on the "Add to Favorites" button next to the Favorites menu. The icon looks like a plus symbol (+). Click "Add."

Go to "Organize Favorites" to manage all of your bookmarks at any time. You can drag links to the toolbar and also add new folders to manage your links.


  • It's not a good idea to add personal links to a public computer's Favorites list.


  • It's a good idea to check your new Favorites link in a new tab to ensure that it works properly before you close the page.


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About the Author

Hailing from Worcester, Mass., Chris Froment has been writing since 2007. He specializes in writing about technology-related topics on eHow. Froment is pursuing an associate degree in computer systems engineering technology at Quinsigamond Community College.

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