About Favorite Places

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About Favorite Places

AOL Favorite Places saves the locations of webpages that you'd like to revisit on AOL Desktop, making it easy to go back to the desired webpage with just a single click. This feature allows you to store and organize shortcuts for web sites that you frequently visit. You can add a maximum of 2,500 items to your Favorite Places or Bookmarks list.

Your Favorites are stored on AOL Desktop, and you can access them once you sign in.

You can choose to store your Favorites only on your computer; however, once you do so, you will not be able to retrieve them when you sign in to the AOL Desktop Software from any other computer. To store your Favorites only on your computer, visit AOL Keyword: Favorite Places Preferences.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL Desktop Software; however, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

Select a topic below for more information.

Save a Favorite Place

To save a webpage as a favorite:

  1. Navigate to the site that you want to mark as a Favorite Place.
  2. On the upper right of the window, click the heart-shaped icon.
  3. On the window that appears, click Add to Favorites, then select the desired folder where you want to save the web site.

Notes:

  • Any AOL website that has a heart icon on the upper right of the window can be added to your Favorite Places list.
  • If you want to quickly share a link to one of your Favorites via email, click the notepad icon on the upper right of the window. If you'd like to quickly share one of your Favorites via instant message, click the yellow buddy icon on the upper right of the window.

Organize the Favorite Places list

You can organize your Favorite Places by creating folders in your list and grouping your favorites into those folders.

Select an option below to see more information.

Create a new folder in Favorite Places

To create a new folder in Favorite Places:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. At the bottom of the My Favorite Places window, click New.
  3. Select the New Folderoption.
  4. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK.

Edit a Favorite Place

To edit a Favorite Place:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. In the My Favorite Places window, select the item that you want to change.
  3. At the bottom of the window, click Edit.
  4. Type a new name for the Favorite Place and/or update the internet address.
  5. Click OK.

Edit a Favorite Places folder

To edit a Favorite Places folder:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. In the My Favorite Places window, highlight the folder that you want to edit by clicking it.
  3. At the bottom of the window, click Edit.
  4. Type a new name for the folder, and then press Enter on your keyboard.

Move an item to a different Favorites folder

To move an item to a different Favorites folder:

  1. Double-click the folder name that contains the Favorite Place that you wish to move.
  2. Click the heart-shaped icon of the Favorite Place that you want to move, and then drag it to the desired folder.

Sort Favorite Places

You can manually list your Favorite Places in any order of your choice.

To sort your Favorite Places:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. If necessary, double-click the folder containing the Favorite Place that you want to sort.
  3. Click the heart-shaped icon next to a Favorite Place, and then drag the highlighted item to the appropriate location on the list.

Return to a Favorite Place

Once you have saved a web site into your Favorite Places, you can return to it easily.

To return to your Favorite Places:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. If necessary, double-click the folder where you saved your Favorite Place to open it.
  3. Scroll through the list, click the Favorite that you wish to open, and then click Go.

Search for a Favorite Place

If you can't find a Favorite place, you can search for it in your Favorite Places list.

To search for a Favorite Place:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. In the My Favorite Places window, double-click all the displayed folders. The folders will open listing the Favorite Places that they contain.
  3. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and press the letter F.
  4. In the Enter word(s) box, type the name of the Favorite Place that you want to locate, and then click Find.

Delete a Favorite Place link

If you are not using a Favorite Place or the site is no longer in service, you can remove it from your Favorite Places list.

To delete a Favorite Place link:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. In the My Favorite Places window, click the folder or Favorite Place that you want to delete.

    Note: If you want to delete multiple Favorite Places simultaneously, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then click all the bookmarks that you want to delete.

  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click Yes when prompted to confirm the action.

Control access to Favorite Places

Your Favorite Places are internet sites that you've marked for quick access. These are stored on the AOL server, and you can access them even if you've signed in to another computer as a guest.

To control access to your Favorite Places:

  1. Go to AOL Keyword: Favorite Places Preferences.

    Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL Desktop Software; however, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

  2. Click to select the check box next to Only store my Favorite Places on my computer. Clicking the box again will clear the check box and disable this feature.
  3. Click Save.

Import Favorites from Internet Explorer

If you have stored Favorites on Internet Explorer, you can access them on AOL Desktop.

To import Internet Explorer favorites:

  1. On the right side of the AOL toolbar, click Favorites.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. In the Manage Your Favorite Places window, click Import your Favorites from Internet Explorer.



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Last updated: 10-01-2014
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