How to Delete Bookmarks

Using bookmarks is a great way to bookmark pages you want to refer back to when needed. However, because bookmarks are created so easily, the number will increase rapidly, and after a while you will need to clean up the bookmark store. Deleting bookmarks can be done with a few clicks or taps on any browser.

On Chrome

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Right-click any bookmark and select "Delete" . Whenever you use Chrome, you can right-click a bookmark and select "Delete" to permanently delete this data. You can do this for bookmarks in the bookmarks bar, bookmark manager, or list in the "Bookmarks" section of the Chrome menu. You do not need to confirm when you want to delete a bookmark.

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Open the bookmark manager. You can use the bookmark manager in Chrome to see all your bookmarks at once. Some ways to open this tool in a new tab are as follows:

Click the Chrome menu button and choose "Bookmarks" → "Bookmark manager" to open the page in a new tab.

⌘ CommandPress the / Ctrl+ ⇧ Shift+ key combination Oto open the bookmark management tool in another tab.

Tap chrome://bookmarksin the address bar to load the bookmark manager in the current tab.

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View bookmarks. All your bookmarks will show up in the bookmark manager. You can expand folders to see bookmarks there.

If you're signed in to Chrome with a Google account, all synced devices show the same bookmarks.

Deleting a folder will delete all bookmarks stored there.

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Open the bookmarks bar. This bar shows below the address bar with your bookmarks. You can quickly delete bookmarks here.

Click the Chrome menu button and choose "Bookmarks" → "Show bookmarks bar".

Press the key combination ⌘ Command/ Ctrl+ ⇧ Shift+B

On Internet Explorer

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Click on any bookmark (also known as a "favorite") and select "Delete" . The Internet Explorer browser calls bookmarks "favorites," and you can delete them anywhere by right-clicking each item and selecting "Delete." You can delete information from the Favorites sidebar or from the Favorites menu bar.

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Open the Favorites sidebar to see your bookmarks. The sidebar will display all the bookmarks you've saved. Some ways to open the sidebar are as follows:

Click the star button (☆) and then click the "Favorites" tab.

AltPress the + key combination Cand select the "Favorites" tab.

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Open the Favorites manager to view your bookmarks. You can also view your bookmarks using the Favorite manager. Thus, it will be easy for you to open and close bookmark folders:

Click the "Favorites" menu and select "Organize favorites". If you don't see the "Favorites" menu, press Alt.

Left click to open or close the folder.

Deleting a folder will delete all bookmarks saved there.

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Find your bookmarks in Windows Explorer. The Internet Explorer browser saves your favorite folders as files that you can find in Windows Explorer. This makes it easier to delete multiple bookmarks.

Open a Windows Explorer window ( ⊞ Win+ E) and access itC:Users username Favorites. All Internet Explorer bookmarks will display as files and folders.

You can drag the bookmark file to the Recycle Bin or right-click the file and select "Delete".

On Edge

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Tap or click the Hub button with three lines like the symbol of a paragraph.

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Tap or click the Favorites tab with the star icon (☆). On the Edge browser, bookmarks are called "favorites".

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Right-click or tap and hold a bookmark and select "Delete" . This will delete the bookmark immediately. If you delete a folder, all bookmarks stored there are also deleted.

You cannot delete the "Favorites Bar" folder.

On Firefox

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Open the Bookmarks sidebar. The simplest way to quickly see all of Firefox's bookmarks is to use the Bookmarks sidebar. Click the clipboard button next to the Bookmark button and select "View Bookmarks Sidebar".

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Expand categories to see your bookmarks. The bookmarks you added will be sorted into different categories. Open folders to see the bookmarks you have, or use the search box to find certain bookmarks.

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Right-click the bookmark and select "Delete" to delete. Thus, the bookmark will be deleted immediately.

You can right-click a visible bookmark anywhere, including the bookmarks menu, bookmarks bar, or wherever you found your bookmarks.

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Open Library to manage bookmarks. If you need to delete a lot of bookmarks, Gallery helps you find and delete them easily.

Click the cardboard button and select "Show All Bookmarks" or press ⌘ Command/ Ctrl+ ⇧ Shift+ B.

Select multiple bookmarks at once by pressing Ctrl/ ⌘ Commandand clicking each bookmark.

On Safari

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Click the "Bookmarks" menu and select "Edit Bookmarks" to open the bookmark manager.

You can also press ⌘ Command+ ⌥ Option+ B.

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Press the Control key and click on any bookmark you want to delete and select "Delete" . This will delete the bookmark immediately.

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Press Control and click on bookmarks in the Favorites bar to delete. You can quickly delete bookmarks in Safari's Favorites bar by right-clicking the bookmark and selecting "Delete."

On Chrome (mobile version)

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Tap the Chrome menu button (⋮) and select "Bookmarks" to open the list of bookmarks you've saved. If you don't see the ⋮ button, move to the top of the screen.

If you're signed in with a Google account, all your synced bookmarks are displayed.

The process is similar for Android and iOS.

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Tap the menu button (⋮) next to the bookmark you want to delete to open a small menu.

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Tap "Delete" to delete the bookmark immediately.

If you accidentally delete a bookmark, you can touch Undo to restore the data. This option appears for only a few seconds.

If you delete a folder, all the bookmarks there are also deleted.

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Press and hold a bookmark to select more bookmarks. When you press and hold a bookmark, you're in selection mode. As such, you can tap other bookmarks to add to your selection.

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Delete selected bookmarks by tapping the trash icon. This will delete all of the bookmarks you selected.

On Safari (iOS)

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Tap the Bookmarks button below the iPhone screen or at the top of the iPad screen.

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Tap the Bookmarks tab to see all the bookmarks you've saved.

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Tap the "Edit" button to delete the information in the list.

If the bookmark you want to delete is saved in a folder, open the folder first and select "Edit".

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Tap "-" next to the bookmark or folder you want to delete, then select "Delete" to confirm.

You can't delete the Favorites or History folders, but you can delete the data inside.

Browser on Android

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Tap the Bookmarks button. It's at the bottom of the screen with the bookmark icon. This will open your browser's bookmark manager.

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Touch and hold the bookmark you want to delete to open a new menu.

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Tap "Delete bookmark" to delete the bookmark. Once deletion is confirmed, the data cannot be restored.

Deleting a folder will delete all the bookmarks in it, but you'll be asked to confirm before each bookmark is deleted.

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