How to Delete Bookmarks

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

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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, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

Instructions in this article apply to the Mozilla Firefox, 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.

    FIrefox web browser with a bookmarked web page
  2. Select Remove Bookmark.

    The Edit This Bookmark pane in Firefox to remove a bookmark
  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.

    The bookmark pane in Firefox
  2. Select Show all Bookmarks.

    The Bookmarks pane in Firefox
  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.

    Delete a bookmark from the bookmark library in Firefox
  6. Close the library.

  7. The selected bookmarks no longer appear in the bookmark library.

How to Delete Favorites in Edge

When there are favorites stored in the 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. Select Hub (the star icon with the three horizontal lines).

  2. Select Favorites.

    The list of favorites in Microsoft Edge web browser
  3. Right-click the favorite you want to remove. On a touchscreen, long-press the favorite.

  4. Select Delete.

    Delete a favorite in Microsoft Edge
  5. The favorite is removed from the Favorites list.

To delete the bookmark for the page that displays in the browser window, go to the address bar, select Add to favorites (the star icon), then select Delete.

Delete All Favorites in a Folder

If you want to delete all the favorites stored in a folder, delete the folder.

  1. Select Hub > Favorites.

  2. Right-click the folder you want to delete.

  3. Select Delete.

    Delete a folder from the Microsoft Edge Favorites pane
  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).

    Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser
  2. Right-click the web page you want to remove.

  3. Select Delete.

    Delete a bookmark from the Favorites pane in Internet Explorer

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).

  2. Select the drop-down arrow, then select Organize favorites.

    Organize favorites in Internet Explorer web browser
  3. In the Organize Favorites dialog box, select folders to expand or collapse the folder contents.

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

  5. Select Delete.

    The Organize Favorites dialog box in Internet Explorer to delete a favorite
  6. Select Close to close the Organize Favorites dialog box.

How to Remove Bookmarks in Opera

Opera 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.

Delete a bookmark in the Opera web browser

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.

    The Opera sidebar showing the shortcut to bookmarks
  2. In 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 Move to Trash (the X icon).

    The bookmarks manager is the Opera web browser

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

  5. The bookmark is moved to the Trash. To recover the bookmark, go to Trash, pause over the bookmark you want to restore, then select Undo delete.