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Create A Shortcut Or Hotkey To Search IE Favorites In Windows Vista, 7 Or 8

There has been forum members on several sites wanting to know how to search through Internet Explorer Favorites. If you are using Vista, 7 or 8 you just need to create a saved search folder of all your favorites listings. Then you can search within that folder.

So open your user folder and you should see your Favorites folder inside it.
Double-click to open the Favorites folder.

Search Favorites Folder

Now enter in the following into the search box to find all bookmarks in the last hundred years or so such as:

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Click the Save Search button on the toolbar, and then give it a friendly name like Search Favorites. You’ll see that the default save location is User Folder > Searches.

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Now when you browse to that folder you’ll see a search folder called Search Favorites. Note that you can create a shortcut to this anywhere you’d like, the desktop or the Quick Launch bar, for instance.

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Once you open up the Search Folder, you can simply type in your search into the search box to find whatever you are looking for.

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