How to Use Microsoft Edge Favorites - dummies

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.

Add a website to Favorites and create a folder

  1. To use this feature, 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 Add To window that opens, click Favorites at the top.

  3. Modify the name of the Favorite listing to something easily recognizable.


  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.

Use Favorites

You can go back to one of your favorites at any time from the Hub.

  1. With Microsoft Edge open, click the Hub button (with the folder and small star on it) on the address bar.

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


  3. If you saved the favorite in a folder, click the folder in the list. When you see the favorite you want to open, click it. The Hub pane closes, and the favorite appears in the current tab. And 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.

If you created new folders when adding favorites, you can manually transfer those favorites into a different folder. To do this, just display the Hub and click and drag a favorite listed there onto another folder.