Adding Favorites to Internet Explorer 11

Create bookmarks in IE 11

Internet Explorer allows you to save links to web pages as Favorites. If you know how to add Favorites in IE 11, you can quickly access your most frequently visited sites and keep them organized in sub-folders.

Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

How to Add the Favorites Bar to Internet Explorer 11

The Favorites bar gives you one-click access to your favorite websites. It is hidden by default in IE 11. To reveal the Favorites bar, right-click the settings gear and select Favorites Bar. To add the active web page to the Favorites bar, select the star with a green arrow on the left side of the Favorites bar.

The "Show Favorites Bar" option

Make sure you update Internet Explorer to the latest version so that you have access to the latest features.

How to Add Favorites in Internet Explorer 11

To add the active page to your Favorites in Internet Explorer:

  1. Select the star in the top-right corner of the browser window, or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+C.

    The Favorites icon
  2. Select Add to favorites in the pop-up window, or use the shortcut Alt+Z.

    The Add to Favorites button
  3. You will see the default name for the page in the Name field. Change the name to anything you want, or leave it as the default.

    Name in Add to Favorites dialog box
  4. The default location for the bookmark is the root level of the Favorites folder. If you wish to save the page in another location, select the drop-down menu beside Create in and choose a folder, or select New Folder to make a new one.

    The Create In menu and New Folder button
  5. If you selected New Folder, enter a name for your new sub-folder in the Folder Name field.

    Enter a name for your new sub-folder in the Folder Name field.
  6. Select the drop-down menu next to Create in to choose the location where you would like the folder saved, then select Create.

    Create button in Create a Folder
  7. Select Add. The window will close, and your new Favorite will be saved.

    Select Add to save your new Favorite.

How to See Favorites in IE 11

Select the star in the top-right corner of Internet Explorer to access your Favorites. You can change the order of the links or organize them in folders by clicking and dragging.

Select the star in the top-right corner of Internet Explorer to access your Favorites.