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Favorites in Windows XP

I have a Windows XP computer and I am planning to purchase a brand new Windows XP computer. Can any one tell me specifically how to transfer all my Favorites intact from my old computer to my new computer and place them in the Favorites tab in my new computer? Thank you very much.

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Re: favorites

In reply to: Favorites in Windows XP

In IE (assuming that are the favorites you are talking about) do File>Import and Export and choose Export favorites. This will put them all in one file, called bookmark.htm. Transfer that file (using any medium you like) and import it in IE on your new machine. That's all.

Or use Windows XP's File and Settings Transfer Wizard. That will transfer other things also (like your mail account settings, address book and all your personal files).

Your question seems to imply you didn't yet BACKUP your favorites on a regular basis (or you would have known how to restore them from your backup). It's definitely advised to make regular backups of every you don't want to lose in case something happens. But that's another story.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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copying Favorites to a CD-RW disk

In reply to: Re: favorites

To Kees Bakker: Thank you for your message. I did what you suggested but I could not export it to a CD-RW. I was able to export to a floppy disk but my new computer (and most new computers don't have
floppy drives any more). Please advise. Thank you.

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You can try this

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The eaiser way to make a copy of the favorites file. It places on C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\, just copy that to your new system with the same directory.

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I have 3 sets of Favorites

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1] WinZIP10Pro I put all my favorites in .zip format. Then created a favorites.exe on a floppy.
]2 Copy entire link onto a WordPad, save and send to a floppy.
3] have a www.yahoo.com account? All my Favorites are saved in Bookmarks there.
PS-I can put Favorites.exe AND Favotites urls(WordPad) on one floppy.

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