How to Store Bookmarks in Folders on Safari

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

After you save many bookmarks on your Safari browser on your Mac, they can start to clutter the Bookmarks menu or Favorites bar. To organize your bookmarks, you can store related bookmarks in folders. There are two ways to create a bookmark folder: The first steps work in the Sidebar, and the second steps work in the Bookmark Editor.

Work in Safari’s Sidebar

Follow these steps to work in the Sidebar:

  1. Click the Sidebar button (the open book) or choose View→Show Sidebar, and then click the Bookmarks tab.

    You see a list of the bookmarks that came with Safari along with any you added. (Refer to this figure.)


  2. Click the Add Folder button (the plus side) at the bottom of the Sidebar.

    An Untitled Folder is added to the bottom of the list.

  3. Type a name for the folder and press Return.

  4. Click the icon next to the bookmark you want to add to the folder and drag it to the folder.

    If you click the name, the web page opens.

Work in Safari’s Bookmark Editor

Follow these steps to work in the Bookmark Editor:

  1. In Safari, choose Bookmarks→Edit Bookmarks to display your saved bookmarks.

  2. Click the New Folder button at the bottom left of the window, as shown in the figure.

    An untitled folder is added to the top of the list.

    Click Favorites Bar, Bookmarks Menu, or another folder in the left column if you want the new folder to be placed inside an existing folder.

  3. Type a name for the folder and press Return.

  4. (Optional) Click the disclosure triangle to the left of a folder name to display the bookmarks and folders within that folder.

  5. Click and drag the bookmarks you want to move into the new folder.

  6. Choose Bookmarks→Hide Bookmarks Editor.