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Create, Edit, and Manage Favorites in Edge on the Computer

Want to add a site to favorites/bookmarks in Edge on your computer? Learn how to create and organize your favorite websites.

The Microsoft Edge browser has the feature to bookmark the web page and save it for future visits, known as Favorites.

You can add, save, edit, manage the bookmarks, and organize them in the folder structure for better accessibility.

The favorites are also synced between the devices signed in with the same Microsoft account.

Save and Manage Web Favorites on Edge browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to save and manage the favorite/bookmark links in Microsoft Edge on a computer

Adding a Link as Favorite in Edge on a Computer

In Microsoft Edge, a page URL you have marked to visit later is called a bookmark or favorite. Using Bookmark management, you can organize the bookmarks under a folder structure or place them on the bookmark bar. Here are the steps to add a new favorite:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon for more options and a menu.
  3. Hover on the Favorites menu from the options.
  4. Select Add This Page to Favorites… option from the list.
    Add this page to favorite microsoft edge computer
  5. You can choose Folder from the drop-down list.
  6. Hit on the Done command button.

This will add the website link to the favorites list within the Edge browser. If you’re signed in using a Microsoft account, these bookmarks will also be synced across the other devices.

Starred and Favorite added into edge computer

You can also add a favorite using the Star icon in the URL bar. Just hit on the Star or Favorite icon button, and this will create and add the URL as a favorite in the selected folder.

Show or Hide the Favorites Bar in Edge on the Computer

The favorites that are marked are added to the Favorites Bar. It’s visible under the URL field and can be hidden or shown. Here are the steps to show the favorites bar in header:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon for the options menu.
  3. Hover on the Favorites menu from the options.
  4. Hover again on the Show Favorites Bar option from the list.
    Show Favorites bar in Edge computer
  5. Choose the option Always or Only on New Tabs within the list.

This will enable the favorites bar and start showing the bar in the edge browser below the URL bar.

If you do not want to display the Favorites bookmark bar, you can disable and hide it easily. Here are steps to hide the favorite bar:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon for more options and a menu.
  3. Hover on the Favorites menu from the options.
  4. Hover again on the Show Favorites Bar option from the list.
    Hide Favorites Bar in Edge for Computer
  5. Choose the option Never within the list.

It will hide the favorites bar in the Edge browser.

You can also choose the option Only on New Tabs. As the name suggests, it will display Favorites only on blank new tabs.

Editing a Saved Favorite in Edge on the Computer

The Favorites, once added, can be edited as well. You can edit the bookmark name as well as the favorites URL. Here are the steps to edit the favorites:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon for a menu list.
  3. Hover on the Favorites menu from the options.
  4. Select the Manage Favorites option from the list.
  5. This will open a new edge://favorites/ in the edge browser with a list of all favorites.
  6. Right-click more options and select the Edit command for the favorite.
  7. Make the edits in the edit dialog box.
    Edit and manage Favorites in Edge Computer
  8. Hit on the Save button to store the edit changes.

This will edit the favorite in the Edge browser and save the changes. Next time when you access the favorite, the new edits will open.

If you want to change the location of the bookmark, then you can select and drag the favorite to the required location.

Deleting the Saved Favorites in Edge on Computer

If a particular bookmark or favorite is no longer needed, you can quickly delete it from the Favorites. Here are the steps to remove a favorite:

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon for the options menu.
  3. Hover on the Favorites menu from the options.
  4. Select the Manage Favorites option from the list.
  5. This will open a new edge://favorites/ in the edge browser with a list of all favorites.
  6. Right-click for more options and select the Delete command for the favorite.
    Delete Favorite Bookmarks from Edge Computer

It will delete the favorite from the Edge browser on the desktop. If you’re signed in with Microsoft account, then all devices having the favorite will be removed automatically.

Bottom Line

The Favorites or bookmarks are easy to remember and save the URL into browser memory. As a user, you can manage the favorites and even create, edit, or delete bookmarks.

Similarly, you can save and manage favorites in Edge browser on Android. The bookmarks are stored in the Mobile bookmarks folder.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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