Favorites are called those URLs, any items that have been done, etc., which are often saved only when they get more likes. In a way, these are our favorite things.
Where most web browsers store saved webpage locations on the basis of bookmarks, Internet Explorer saves them according to favorites.
For example, when you save a webpage location in Firefox, then it gets stored in your bookmark. Whereas if you save a webpage location in Internet Explorer, then it is the store in your favorite.
This is why, these terms ” bookmarks ” and ” favorites ” are often used synonymously.
Favorites are also used in other applications, except for web browsers. For example, in media players you may often see a favorites list, this allows users to store your favorite audio and video in a single location, that too for a reference.
Media editing programs often include a favorites panel, which contains links to your files that can be imported into projects.
Windows 7 itself has a “Favorites” folder, which is used to store both favorite webpages and favorite files.
You can identify a Favorites folder by a star or heart icon .
Most applications allow you to simply drag items into the Favorites folder, which you can add to your favorites.
Where “favorites” may refer to items of a wide variety, but the main purpose of the favorites folder is to provide an easy access to all frequently used items.