Create a Shortcut to Search Your IE Favorites With Windows 7 or Vista Search

 

One of our great forum members asked yesterday how to search through your Internet Explorer Favorites, which got me thinking… if you are using Windows 7 or Vista, it’s as simple as creating a saved search folder.

Open up your User folder and you should see your Favorites folder inside it. Double-click to open the Favorites folder.

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

date:>1/1/1900

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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 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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You can change the view to show details via the Views menu.

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