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General Tips and Tricks for using and Organizing Favorites and Bookmarks

Two useful search engines are www.dogpile.com and www.ask.com
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Disclaimers: Not responsible for current content of any link. If you find any objectionable material, please e-mail me immediately.

The accuracy of information on any of these sites must be verified by the reader.
If you find links that are out of date, please e-mail me with the URL and I will correct it.
Especially if you find any improper links, tell me Immediately.
The off color people know how to redirect a perfectly innocent site to their slop.
And sometimes a site that was interesting in some respect changes their content.


Click here for a list of Interesting Web Sites

All programs work in a similar manner. We will show the general process first and then the specific instructions for each program.

The first step is to save a web address in your bookmarks/favorites. After you get a large number of them, it becomes difficult to find specific ones in a long list.

The second step then is to create folders and move the bookmarks into categories defined by folders. The choice of folder names depends on each user, but here is a suggested list:

 

Now in 2016 things have changed again but the principles remain the same.

 

  • Arts
  • Auction
  • Business
  • Computers
  • Entertainment/music
  • Friends sites
  • Games
  • Genealogy
  • Government
  • Financial
  • Food/Recipes
  • Health/Medical
  • Hobby
  • Home
  • Internet
  • News/Weather
  • Recreation
  • Reference
  • Regional
  • Science
  • Search Engines and results
  • Shopping
  • Society
  • Special Interest
  • Sports
  • Temporary hold
  • Travel
  • Vehicles

The specific method to do this varies by program.

To learn the process for the different programs. Click on the links below:

MSIE Favorites

Netscape Bookmarks

AOL/CS Favorites

You can copy Netscape Bookmarks to MSIE Favorites or from MSIE to Netscape with the use of a free tool provided by Microsoft. You can go direct to Microsoft to get the file. Or try this link or you can search for bookmark converter. I did not find any free ones.

 

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