How to Delete Favorites on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Do you have a cluttered Favorites section on your Mac and want to clean it up? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to delete favorites on your Mac, step by step. Whether you’re using Safari or Finder, we’ve got you covered.

Deleting Favorites in Safari

If you’re a Safari user and want to remove favorites from your browser, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Launch Safari

To get started, click on the Safari icon in your dock or search for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Open the Favorites Sidebar

In the menu bar at the top of your screen, go to “View” and then click on “Show Favorites.” This will open the Favorites sidebar on the left-hand side of your Safari window.

Step 3: Locate the Favorite You Want to Remove

Browse through your list of favorites in the sidebar and find the one you wish to delete. Once you’ve found it, click on it to select it.

Step 4: Delete the Favorite

To delete the selected favorite, simply press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you want to remove it. Click “Delete” again to confirm.

Step 5: Repeat if Necessary

If you have multiple favorites that need deleting, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you’ve removed all unwanted items from your Favorites sidebar.

Deleting Favorites in Finder

If you have favorites saved in Finder and want to remove them, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open a Finder Window

Click on the Finder icon in your dock or use Spotlight to search for Finder and open it.

Step 2: Go to the Favorites Section

In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Finder” and then select “Preferences.” In the Preferences window that opens, click on the “Sidebar” tab.

Step 3: Remove Favorites from Sidebar

In the Sidebar tab, you’ll see a list of categories. Under “Favorites,” uncheck the boxes next to any items you want to remove. This will hide them from your Finder sidebar.

Step 4: Confirm Deletion

Once you’ve unchecked all the favorites you want to delete, close the Preferences window. Your changes will be saved automatically, and the selected favorites will no longer appear in your Finder sidebar.

Clean Up Your Favorites Today!

By following these simple steps, you can easily delete unwanted favorites from both Safari and Finder on your Mac. Keeping your favorites organized will make it easier for you to navigate through your files and websites without any clutter. So go ahead and clean up your Favorites today!

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