How to Add a Website to Favorites and Create a Folder in Microsoft Edge

By Nancy C. Muir

If there’s a site you intend to revisit, you may want to save it to Microsoft Edge’s Favorites list in the Hub so you can easily go there again.

To use this feature:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge from the desktop, enter the URL of a website that you want to add to your Favorites list, and then press Enter.

  2. Click the Add to Favorites or Reading List button on the address bar. In the pane that opens, click Favorites at the top.

  3. Modify the name of the Favorite listing to something easily recognizable, as shown in the following figure.

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  4. If you wish, choose another folder from the Create In drop-down list to store the favorite in. Or, to create a new folder, click the Create New Folder link, and then type a name in the Folder Name text box that appears.

  5. Click the Add button to add the site.

You can go back to one of your favorites at any time from the Hub. With Microsoft Edge open from the desktop:

  1. Click the Hub button (a set of three jagged horizontal lines) on the address bar.

  2. In the Hub pane that appears (see the following figure), click the Favorites (star) button.

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  3. If you saved the favorite in a folder, click the folder in the list. (Click Favorites above the folder contents if you click the wrong folder.) When you see the favorite to open, click it. The Hub pane closes, and the favorite appears in the current tab. Additionally, the Add to Favorites or Reading List button changes to show a filled yellow star.

Regularly cleaning out your favorites or reading list is a good idea — after all, do you really need the sites that you used to plan last year’s vacation? With the Hub displayed, right-click any item and then choose Remove to delete it. In some cases, the shortcut menu has a Rename command, too. Click it to rename the item.

If you created new folders when adding other favorites, you can manually transfer other favorites into those folders. To do this, just display the Hub and click and drag a favorite listed there onto a folder. To move a favorite from within a folder back to the main favorites list, open the folder in the Hub, and then drag the favorite onto the word Favorites above the folder content.