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Moving ''favorites'' from old computer to new computer?

by blue567 / January 21, 2006 10:25 PM PST


I just purchased a new computer.

My old computer has about 150 websites saved in the ''favorites'' part of the Internet Explorer.

Is there an easy way to transfer them to my new computer? (Like saving it on an e-mail or saving it to a disk?)

My new computer doesn't have a floppy drive. It has the CD and DVD drive.

I'm not familiar with this sort of stuff, so if you could be specific, that would help alot.

Thank You

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Just burn to disk is the easiest way
by byker49 / January 22, 2006 2:49 AM PST

Just export them to some sort of removable media (floppy,cd, dvd). Then import them when you get your new computer going.

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Re: moving "favorites"
by Kees Bakker / January 22, 2006 3:27 AM PST

It's just a bunch of files and subfolders in a normal Windows folder (called Favorites, location depends on OS and if you use profiles). If you've got a zip-program you can zip the whole lot in one zip-file, mail it to yourself on your new computer and unzip it there.

The 'official' way is to File>Import and Export in IE. Choose export favorites on the old, and import favorites on the new computer. All information is very conveniently stored in one file, called bookmark.htm, and that can easily be mailed also (that's easier and faster than burning to CD, and floppy won't work if you don't have one on the new computer.

And, of course, it makes sense to BACKUP your favorites as part of your normal regular backup activities, like any other info you don't want to lose. In that case, the simple answer is: restore from the backup of the old computer on the new computer. But I get the impression you don't backup your favorites at the moment. I would advice you to reconsider your backup strategy.

Hope this helps.


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