How to Favorite and Manage Favorites in Edge Computer?

Learn how to create website favorites and also manage the favorite bar. You can also edit/delete the bookmarks. Changes are synced across signed-in devices.

The bookmarks serve as a lifesaver for anyone who is in love with reading. It helps in marking the last read page so that the next time he/she can catch up on the same line that was left behind.

Similarly, the web browser offers favorites which are also known as bookmarks in some browsers that typically serve the same purpose. However, in this, you can mark or favor either a particular web page or the entire website.

This will helps in revisiting the page in the future. It makes sense to mark or favorite the website that you often visit. This will help in reducing the effort for searching the page and also remembering the URL.

I like the ability to sync the favorites or bookmarks from one device to another. All you need to sign-in the Microsoft account. It helps me stay updated on my reading progress and saves a lot of time and effort. Nevertheless, I love this feature.

Related: How to Bookmark or Favorite in Edge Android and Manage it?

I have multiple websites as favorites that I frequently visit or use for reference now and then. Alternatively, I also make the desktop shortcuts from the Edge browser.

How to Add a Favorite on Edge Computer?

In Microsoft Edge, a page URL you have marked to visit later is called bookmarks or favorites. The web page bookmarks or favorites are saved into the computer browser. You can organize the bookmarks under a folder structure or place on the bookmark bar using edge management.

Here are the steps to add a new favorite on Edge browser on a computer desktop:

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

Add this page to favorite microsoft edge computer

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

Starred and Favorite added into edge computer

You can also add a favorite using the Star icon available 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.

How to Show or Hide the Favorites Bar in Edge Computer?

The favorites that are marked are added to the Favorites Bar. It’s the one visible under the URL field and can be hidden or shown.

Here are the steps on how to show favorites bar on Edge browser on the computer desktop:

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

Show Favorites bar in Edge computer

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

In case, if you do not want to display the Favorites bookmark bar, then you can just disable and hide it easily.

Here are steps to hide favorite bar in Edge browser:

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

Hide Favorites Bar in Edge for Computer

This will hide the favorites bar in the Edge browser.

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

How to Edit Favorites in Edge 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 in Edge browser on the computer desktop:

  1. Launch the Edge computer browser.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon for more options and 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 more options and select the Edit command for the favorite.
  7. Make the edits in the edit dialog box.
  8. Hit on the Save button to store the edit changes.

Edit and manage Favorites in Edge Computer

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 just select and drag the favorite at the required location.

How to Delete Favorite in Edge Computer?

If a particular bookmark or favorite is no longer needed, then you can easily delete it from the Favorites.

Here are the steps to remove a favorite from Edge on a computer desktop:

  1. Launch the Edge chromium computer browser.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon for more options and 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

This 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: Manage Favorites in Edge

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

As mentioned, I prefer bookmarking the frequently visited sites. For example, I have the investment and expense spreadsheet as a favorite that helps me track my daily financials. Likewise, it also helps me in my reading so that I never have to struggle to remember where I left off.

Similarly, you can also create and manage favorites in Edge Android mobile. Mobile bookmarks are stored separately.

Favorites are quite a useful feature that can help in revisiting the frequently visited sites without worry. What do you feel about the bookmarking feature in the Edge computer browser? How often do you use it?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

If you've any thoughts on How to Favorite and Manage Favorites in Edge Computer?, then feel free to drop in below comment box. If you find this article helpful, please consider sharing it with your network.

Also, please subscribe to our BrowserHow YouTube channel for helpful videos tutorials.

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive compensation for your purchases using our links; of course at no extra cost to you (indeed, you may get special discounts). This will support our effort to create more useful content, and keep it open and free forever.
Share

1 Response

  1. Niki Stashuk says:

    My “Favorites” folder is caught within the “Favorites bar” folder and I can’t get it move out of it. Also I have another folder I want to delete, but it won’t let me do that. On my Edge, the three dots > Favorites does not show any “Manage Favorites” button. All info I try to find seem to be outdated as of July 2021.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *