Organize Your Bookmarks

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 0 comments

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If you use the Internet on a regular basis, you probably have accumulated alarge collection of miscellaneous bookmarks.To avoid the hassle of scouring your entire collection to find one specific bookmark—which could make finding a needle in a haystack seem easy—you can separate and organize them with a few simple techniques:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. If this icon is not available, then click the Start button in the lower-left corner of Windows and click My Computer. If you can’t find the My Computer icon anywhere, do the following:

    a. Right-click in the empty space on your desktop.
    b. Select Properties.
    c. A window opens. Click the Desktop tab.
    d. Near the bottom of the window, click the Customize Desktop
    button.
    e. Another window opens. On the General tab, beneath Desktop
    Icons, place a checkmark in the My Computer box.
    f. Click the OK button.
    g. You are returned to the previous screen. Click the Apply button.
    h. Click the OK button.
    i. The My Computer icon appears on your desktop. Double-click it.

2. A window opens. Double-click the icon for your C: drive (unless you installed Windows in a different location, in which case you would double-click that drive letter).
3. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
4. Double-click the folder containing the name of your Windows
account. For example, if your account is named Bob, then doubleclick
the Bob folder.
5. Double-click the Favorites folder, which contains your bookmarks.
6. Some bookmarks have long names that are difficult to read.To give a bookmark a shorter name, right-click it, select Rename, and then type a new name.
7. To make it easier to find a particular bookmark while surfing the
Internet, you can organize your bookmarks into separate folders with
easily identifiable names as follows:

    a.Click the File drop-down menu located in the upper-left corner
    of the Favorites folder.
    b.Select New.
    c.Select Folder                                                                d.A New Folder appears.Type a name for it that indicates what
    kind of bookmarks it will contain. For example, you could call
    the folder Shopping and use it to store all of the bookmarks to
    your favorite Internet stores.
    e.Repeat this process until you have created enough unique folders
    to store your different types of bookmarks.
    f.If you change your mind and want to give a folder a different
    name, right-click it, select Rename, and then type a new name.

8.Now you can begin to move your bookmarks into the folders you
created:

    a.To move a single bookmark, click it, and then drag-and-drop it onto a folder.
    b.To move several bookmarks at once, hold down the Ctrl key
    while clicking the names of each bookmark. Once all relevant
    bookmarks are highlighted, drag-and-drop them onto a folder.

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