Taking Your Favorites With
(Paul W. 05/25/07)
Carol Alexander asked if I could give a tip on how to take your Internet Explorer favorites with you when you move to a different computer (or get a new computer). Carol gets one of my virtual T-shirts. (It's actually more imaginary than virtual though.)
Before you leave your old computer do this:
Open I.E. and click on File > Import and Export ... This will open the Import and Export wizard.
Click on Next.
Pick the Export Favorites item in the list and then click on Next.
The next window will ask you to pick a folder. The default should be your whole Favorites folder. So that's probably what you want to pick. Click on Next.
The next window defaults to the "Export to a File or Address" with a very lengthy path ending in the file named "bookmark.htm". This is actually your "My Documents" folder. This may or may not be a good place to save your favorites. You want to make sure to save this "bookmark.htm" file somewhere where you can get it after you move. I would recommend you save it somewhere on your network if you are on one. If not on a network drive where you can get to it later, than maybe on a floppy disk or a memory stick. Or email it to yourself as an attachment. But do not save it on your local drive C: or D:. Once you leave your current computer, you've left that C: and D: drive.
Click on Finish.
When you get to your new computer open IE and go to File > Import ... again.
Click on Next
This time pick the Import Favorites and then Next.
Browse to where you put your "bookmark.htm" file and click Next a couple of times and then Finish.
That should do it.