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copy/move bookmarks on Windows98 to XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MRBEE, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. MRBEE

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    I had to reinstall Windows XP on my new computer. I want to transfer my bookmarks from another computer W98 computer to my XP computer. How do I do that?
     
  2. Del

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    What browser are you using?
    If IE and they are the same version, the bookmarks are bookmarks.html.
    You can copy the file on a disk, search for it on the other computer and paste the copied file in the same folder, when it says it already exists do you want to overwrite it, say yes.
     
  3. Emtronics

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    Open IE and under the FILE Menu, choose the Import/Export option . Export Bookmarks and follow the Wizard. You can export your bookmarks right to a floppy. Then reverse the process on the other computer and point to the floppy drive.
     
  4. Del

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    Yes, definately an easier way..
    Like hot butter thru a goose..
     
  5. MRBEE

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I use both browsers, but the bookmarks I wish to transfer from my Windows 98 computer to my XP are in Netscape -- not IE. So, what do I do?
     
  6. Del

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    Do you have Netscape on your Win XP computer?
     
  7. MRBEE

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    Yes.
     
  8. Emtronics

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    Netscape has an import tool also and will ID IE as well as it's own bookmarks. Run it's wizard and it'll import any bookmarks it finds.
     
  9. ChuckG

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    For Netscape 7.

    Click your Bookmarks Icon then go to:

    Manage Bookmarks>Tools>Export. Then save them on a floppy.

    To put them on your XP machine....

    Click your Bookmarks Icon on your XP machine then go to:

    Manage Bookmarks>Tools>Import. Stick the floppy in the drive and import them.
     
  10. MRBEE

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    Chuck, I thought maybe you solved my problem. However, I guess I didn't give enough detailed information.

    My version of Netscape is 4.79. So, when I clicked on my Bookmarks icon, there is no "Manage Bookmarks" option.

    On my W98 computer, I searched for "bookmarks", and found a 1 year old version that I had exported/imported into I.E. But, it's not current. I copied it onto a floppy, which I can later (on my XP computer) import it, but like I said, it's not current.

    So, where can I find my current bookmarks on my Windows 98 computer from my Netscape 4.79 version?
     
  11. ChuckG

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    MrBee- Well this is weird. You're right, you won't find them searching for Bookmarks.htm. Now get this, you have to search for:

    Bookmark.htm

    Do this and it will show up. Then just copy & paste it on to a floppy.

    I just tried it on a machine with Netscape 4.73 and it worked.
     
  12. MRBEE

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    Thanks Chuck. But, in the meantime, based significantly on leads you and the others gave, I resolved the matter. Did it a bit differently than you suggested. Anyway, it worked. And I also imported my Netscape bookmark into I.E. on both computers, so I'm all set.
     
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