Here is a tip to make your IE favorites more powerful.
You can make the name of favorites keywords that if typed in the address bar will launch the favorite.
For example, say you like to go to your favorite web email site a lot, but you don’t want to make it your home page.
Simply add a favorite that takes you to the web email site in the main favorites folder (this won’t work if you put it in a subfolder). Then rename the favorite to something easy to type. For example, I go to http://www.hotmail.com for my web email, so I renamed mine to “mail”.
Now when I type “mail” in the address bar of IE it goes to http://www.hotmail.com.