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    Anyone know a trick to deleting whole sections of old stuff filed in Favorites?

    I know you can CTRL/SHIFT/DELETE in email in/out boxes (click on first, scroll to last in group), but that doesn't work in Favorites. As far as I can see you have to do it one by one. Very tedious.

    Thanks in advance to my more knowledgeable friends.
     
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    I don't even know what favorites is so I can't help ya. Apparently I never used it.
     
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    Favorites is just another file like Bookmarks where you can stick links, etc., of stuff you refer to a lot. Must be it's only a feature of old systems that us old people still use. I got into the [bad] habit of filing too much there, and now it's so full I can't find what I'm looking for anymore.
     
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    Are you talking about your My Documents? Your IE bookmarks?
     
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    If it's linked with the temp files go to Start, and type in the search box: %TEMP% and hit enter. Depending on how much is stored in the temp file you can select all or select "chunks" of files and delete. Some will tell you they're in use and won't delete, it's okay. Ya want to do this fairly regularly anyway, especially on older machines, it will speed thing up, sometimes quite a bit.

    Here are a couple of apps for favorites/bookmarks managing.

    Tidy Favorites SE - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    AM-DeadLink - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Both are free at CNet Downloads, they guarantee safe but I still save to downloads and scan before opening anyway.
     
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    Thanks, Ringle, I'll try those. But if it turns out to be too complicated, I'll just keep plugging away one at a time, maybe a few a day.
     
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    No, IE has both Favorites and Bookmarks. I use Google Chrome now, and it imported both from IE, so now I have both of those, plus Chrome Bookmarks. At least it's all alphabetized now, thanks to Chrome, which makes finding/deleting somewhat easier.
     
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    Read the descriptions when you check out the links. Also they should work with most Microsoft OSs but read them just to be certain.

    This is a great generalized app for all around system cleaning, including cleaning up the registry. I use it frequently.

    Glary Utilities - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
     
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    I'll definitely use that one. I paid for my last registry cleaner, but it did get rid of a bug AVG couldn't find, so it was worth it.
     
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