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Moving internet favorites and MSN problems

by millerw / April 21, 2006 11:27 AM PDT

My problem is two fold. My hard drive crashed and now I am trying to reinstall everything. If I open IE and log on non of my favorites show up. The butterfly won't allow me to log on with my hotmail account unless I sign up for a monthly fee. My other computer with MSN 6, version 7.02 will open all of my favorites as will any other one using MSN 6. So how can I copy them to a jump drive and reinstall them? I must have close to 100 links which I use for teaching.


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A Few Tips for Computer Newbies by Grif Thomas
by eddie11013 / April 21, 2006 11:35 PM PDT
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removing favorites from MSN explorer
by millerw / April 22, 2006 1:14 AM PDT

Thanks for the directions, that woked fine for IE but how do I do that using MSN site-the one where you log into the blue window?

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Monthly Fee
by eddie11013 / April 22, 2006 5:29 AM PDT

I'm not sure I understand your problem, maybe a 'Mod' can jump in. I do know that the Hotmail account "can" pose a problem on a "new/clashed" computer. Because the "hotmail" account is no longer free. It is only free for current subscribers and of course it thinks you are 'new' on this 'computer'. I don't remember how I did it, but my brother had a similar problem and we were able to work around it and get his free account back. His account was tied to the 'envelope' icon on top that is tied to outlook express. I have a hotmail account that I never use, but I just clicked on sign in and did not have any problems. Maybe I'm way off with what you are trying to achieve. I don't see any blue screen when I go to

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I have a backups of my favorites; a floppy and on
by DarCLew2 / April 22, 2006 5:43 AM PDT

Latter is a free site at and it is listed as bookmarks. The other one was a lot more trickier for they were from AOL and I saved them in My Documents. When I opened them up, there was a lot of etra items that I had on wordpad that I deleted but all started as http.... and the ends had the following: .org, .htm, .htnl or .shmtl.
From that, I made certain they were all setup as a list then I could print them and send the entire document to a floppy ( Ihave two floppies and one is a favorites.exe that I made thru winzip by creating a 1] and then making executable [.exe]. When I put in that floppy, it wants to go to a temp folder but change it to my favorites instead. Now it shows up as a folder listed as favorites whicjh I open up, copy and paste it in the favorites folder and the entire list is there and I can safely delete the folder that is in favorites. Darrell PS- they don't use that much space on a floppy, my original list used up 10.0 KB and there are 78 links on the floppy

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