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.

Mac OS X also has a “Favorites” folder where users can store aliases of their files and folders that they frequently access .

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.

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