How to Delete Bookmarks

Delete favorites from Firefox, Edge, Opera, and other browsers

When your favorite web browser contains bookmarks and favorites you no longer use or are no longer valid, delete them. Here's how to delete bookmarks and remove favorites in Firefox, the new Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

Instructions in this article apply to Mozilla Firefox, the new Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera web browsers for Windows PCs.

How to Delete Bookmarks in Firefox

When you want to delete bookmarks in Firefox, you have two options. You can either delete the bookmark for a page that's open in the browser or delete selected bookmarks from the bookmark library.

Delete an Individual Bookmark

To delete the bookmark for the page displayed in the browser window:

  1. Go to the address bar and select Edit this bookmark (the star icon). Or, press Ctrl+D.

    A screenshot of Firefox with the Favorites icon highlighted
  2. Select Remove Bookmark.

    A screenshot of Firefox's Edit This Bookmark menu with the Remove Bookmark button highlighted
  3. The star icon changes from solid blue to a black outline and the bookmark is no longer in your bookmark list.

Delete Multiple Bookmarks at One Time

  1. Select Library > Bookmarks.

    A screenshot of Firefox with the Library button and Bookmarks option highlighted
  2. Select Show all Bookmarks.

    A screenshot of Firefox with the Show All Bookmarks button highlighted
  3. Select the folder containing the bookmarks you want to delete.

  4. Select the bookmarks to be deleted. Hold Ctrl to select more than one bookmark.

    The Firefox bookmark library
  5. Select Organize > Delete.

    A screenshot of Firefox's Bookmarks window with Delete under the Organize menu highlighted
  6. Close the library. The selected bookmarks no longer appear in the library.

How to Delete Favorites in Microsoft Edge

When there are favorites stored in the new Microsoft Edge web browser you no longer want, delete those favorites. You can either delete favorites individually or delete all the favorites in a folder.

Delete an Individual Favorite

  1. Open Edge and select the Favorites icon (the star with the three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the screen.

    A screenshot of Edge with the Favorites button highlighted
  2. Right-click the favorite you want to remove. On a touch screen, long-press the favorite.

    List of favorites in the new Edge browser
  3. Select Delete.

    A screenshot of Edge with the Delete Bookmark command highlighted
  4. The favorite is removed from the Favorites list.

Delete All Favorites in a Folder

To delete all the favorites stored in a folder, delete the folder.

  1. Select the Favorites icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

    A screenshot of Edge with the Favorites button highlighted
  2. Right-click the folder you want to delete.

    New Edge browser
  3. Select Delete.

    A screenshot of Edge with the Delete command for a bookmark folder highlighted

    

  4. The folder and its contents are removed from the Favorites list.

How to Delete Favorites in Internet Explorer

Delete favorites in Microsoft Internet Explorer from either the Favorites sidebar or the Favorites manager.

Using the Favorites Sidebar

When you use the Favorites sidebar to delete favorites, you can only delete one favorite at a time.

  1. Select Favorites (the star icon).

    A screenshot of Internet Explorer with the Favorites icon highlighted
  2. Right-click the web page you want to remove.

  3. Select Delete.

    A screenshot of Internet Explorer with the Delete Bookmark command highlighted

Use the Favorites Manager

Use the Favorites Manager to delete a single favorite or delete all the favorites in a folder.

  1. Select Favorites (the star icon).

    A screenshot of Internet Explorer with the Favorites icon highlighted
  2. Select the drop-down arrow and then select Organize favorites.

    A screenshot of Internet Explorer with the Organize Favorites command highlighted
  3. In the Organize Favorites dialog box, select a folder to expand or collapse the folder contents.

  4. Select the web page or folder you want to delete.

  5. Select Delete.

    A screenshot of the Organize Favorites screen in Internet Explorer with the Delete button highlighted
  6. Select Close to close the Organize Favorites dialog box.

    A screenshot of the Organize Favorites window in Internet Explorer with the Close button highlighted

How to Remove Bookmarks in Opera

The Opera browser also has multiple ways to delete bookmarks. Either delete a bookmark from a page displayed in the browser window or use the Bookmark manager to delete multiple bookmarks or bookmark folders.

Delete an Individual Bookmark

Go to the address bar and select Edit Bookmark (the red heart icon). Then, select Move to Trash.

A screenshot of Opera with the Favorites menu and Move to Trash button highlighted

To delete a bookmark that appears on the Bookmarks bar, right-click the bookmark and select Move to Trash.

Use the Bookmark Manager

If the bookmarked page isn't displayed in the browser window or if you want to delete multiple bookmarks, use the Bookmark Manager.

  1. Go to the sidebar and select Bookmarks (the heart icon) or press Ctrl+D.

    A screenshot of Opera with the Favorites button highlighted
  2. On the Bookmarks page, go to the folder containing the bookmark you want to delete.

  3. Pause over the bookmark you want to delete.

  4. Select the X icon to move the bookmark to the trash.

    To delete multiple bookmarks, hover over each bookmark and choose the check mark icon. After the bookmarks are selected, right-click a selected bookmark and choose Move to Trash.

    A screenshot of Opera's Bookmarks screen with the delete button highlighted
  5. The bookmark is moved to the trash. To recover the bookmark, go to Trash, pause over the bookmark you want to restore and then select Undo delete.