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IE6 favs backup

by the red baron / August 12, 2005 11:53 PM PDT

can any one tell me how to backup onto a floppy all the urls in my favs drop down in internet explorer.

I had a virus a short while ago and managed to get rid of it, but it took all of my favs listings with it.

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by Adi / August 13, 2005 12:14 AM PDT
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C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Favorites and copy everything from that folder. Those are all your favourites. If you ever need to restore, just copy them back to that folder.


Hope this helps,
Adi

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Use the export
by glb613 / August 13, 2005 12:17 AM PDT
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feature with IE. Open IE, go to file then import/export and follow the wizard.

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IE6 favs backup
by toasty / August 13, 2005 12:24 AM PDT
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Insert floppy into drive then locate your favourites folder in
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName
right click on the Favorites folder, choose 'send to' then 'floppy(A)'
if you have a lot of links you may want to compress them first with winzip, winrar of 7-zip to save a little space.

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Re: IE6 Favs
by trublubush / August 13, 2005 12:36 AM PDT
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Actually, this very easy to do! What I'm telling you here though, applies ONLY to WinXP.

First, insert a freshly formatted disk into your floppy drive.

Open 'My Computer' and navigate to C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\. Open that folder to view a list of user settings folders. Look for the one with your present logon name. Open this folder to reveal your own settings folders. One of these will have a ''star'' icon. It's name will be ''Favorites.'' Make sure that the floppy drive icon (A: )is still showing. Now, click, hold, and drag the star icon to the floppy icon and release the mouse button. Because this xfer is going across different drives, the ''favorites'' folder and it's contents will be copied to the floppy disk leaving the original folder intact on drive C. Happy

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Fav backup
by rub / August 19, 2005 3:33 AM PDT
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Adi told you how. Just make sure you do it regularly though. Lost a bunch of additions because I didn't. I keep a copy on my slave HD too which is much faster. Haven't had any virus wipeouts on the slave yet. Also keep a backup on my external USB2 HD ( I actually have 5 of them ) Geeks sells a case for $20 which converts internal to external USB2. Fantastic. Just shut them off when you're surfing, just in case. Turn them on when you know the system is safe.

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