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Solved: In Windows XP what's the process for copying Favorites to a diff computer?

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  1. dotbowels

    dotbowels Thread Starter

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    In Windows XP what's the process for copying Favorites to a different computer? Thanks Dorothy
     
  2. new tech guy

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    Where are these favorites? Are they in mozilla firefox or internet explorer? If they are in internet explorer you need to log into your account you need to right click your start menu, click explore then drop down the favorites menu, then open the links folder and copy all the files to some type of media to transport the files from a to b. If you have firefox or any other type of browser there is a way to transfer the profile but i am not sure how to do that. We need information though. Which browser has the favorites? Are they coming off off of a non xp computer to an xp computer or the other way around? Are they both winxp?
     
  3. EAFiedler

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    Hi dotbowels

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    For Internet Explorer:
    File > Export > Next > Export Favorites > Next > Next
    Browse to the location you want to save the file.
    The file will save as: bookmark.htm
    Next > Finish

    Copy the bookmark.htm to the other computer, verify it is not marked Read only.

    Open Internet Explorer and Import the Favorites,
    File > Import
    Browse to the bookmark.htm file.

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  4. new tech guy

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    Wow EA i did not know about an export favorites lists. My stupidity :rolleyes: Thanks for tne new tip though.
     
  5. EAFiedler

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    You are welcome. :)
     
  6. dotbowels

    dotbowels Thread Starter

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    Exported okay as bookmark.htm, but when trying to import on other says "Not a valid bookmark file" I'm doing something wrong. Thanks Dorothy
     
  7. RichNRockville

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    There is another way that seems to work in windows xp using ms ie,

    I just copy the whole favorites folder to an external usb drive and then
    copy it over the existing favorites in the other computer. replacing all the
    stuff that was there. Seemed to work fine. in IE, there all the favorites were.

    YMMV.. :)
     
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    You can also use deadlink http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm which will scan all your faves for dead links and then you can have all the dead ones put to the top to delete. Then it will back up all your remaining workable links and put your new fresh links list folder (drop & drag) to any location of you choice..
     
  9. dotbowels

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    No external but copied to CD and then imported from there. Worked. Thanks
     
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