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Windows 7: How do I search Favorites in IE8?

29 Apr 2010   #1
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I search Favorites in IE8?

Hello,

Is there a way to search through my Favorites in IE8? Quite often, I remember a keyword, but not the exact title of a bookmark.

Thanks for any help you can give me,

~Antonio


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29 Apr 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

just open IE8 click on favorite > history and then click search history (enter keywoard)
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29 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try the Favorites file in Explorer - not IE
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29 Apr 2010   #4
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks, whs!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Try the Favorites file in Explorer - not IE
I thought about doing that, but felt stupid because I felt there must be a better way (By now, you'd think!). But if that's how it must be done, then that is how I will find what I need.

Thanks.
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30 Apr 2010   #5
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Firefox has a search for bookmarks. You could install FF, have it import favorites from IE then search. Does seem lame IE doesn't have a search, as some people over the years have accululated hundreds if not thousands of bookmarks, most of which are probably broken links by now. Which is another thing it should have a check for.
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01 May 2010   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
just open IE8 click on favorite > history and then click search history (enter keywoard)
That searches the entire recent history, not just the bookmarks (favorites) which have been saved over the life of the OS. Nevertheless, thanks for the info. Sometimes I may want to find a site I was at recently but did not bookmark. Now I know that "history" has its own search.
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02 May 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
just open IE8 click on favorite > history and then click search history (enter keywoard)
That searches the entire recent history, not just the bookmarks (favorites) which have been saved over the life of the OS. Nevertheless, thanks for the info. Sometimes I may want to find a site I was at recently but did not bookmark. Now I know that "history" has its own search.
welcome...
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09 Oct 2011   #8
bilagaana

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
freeware favorites search

Google "DZSoft Favorites Search". Freeware. I've used it through several iterations of IE and it is indispensable.
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09 Oct 2011   #9
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Make it a habit to give a meaningful name when you save a favorite.

Don't just accept the default name offered by the website. Sometimes the name is irrelevent and it will be extremely long (>255 characters) and give problems when you want to take a backup of these favorites.

You will find the favorites folder stored in your profile folder in Users folder. Always make a backup of this folder in a drive other than C: system drive as a backup. This will save your favorites even if you reinstall your OS in future.

These favorites are nothing but shortcuts to the websites/pages. Once you colllect considerable number of favorites, classify them in to different folders like you do for your data file system. This way you will easily reach to any favorite even after years of saving them. There will be no need to search them. A little organization is all it takes...
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