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ARCHIVED: In Internet Explorer, how do I import or export favorites?

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Importing favorites

In Internet Explorer, you can import favorites from a variety of sources, including another web browser or an HTML document.

Internet Explorer 9 and 8

  1. In Internet Explorer, from the File menu, choose Import and Export... . This opens the Import/Export Wizard.

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. To import links from another browser, select Import from another browser, and then click Next. Select the browser you wish to import from, and then click Import.

    To import from an HTML file:

    1. Select Import from a file, and then click Next.
    2. Select Favorites, and then click Next.
    3. Type the path or browse to the file you want to import, and then click Next.
    4. Select a destination folder for your favorites, and then click Import.

  3. You should see a message saying the favorites were successfully imported. Click OK.

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Internet Explorer 7

  1. In Internet Explorer, from the File menu, choose Import and Export... . This opens the Import/Export Wizard.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Select Import Favorites, and click Next.

  4. To import links from another program, select Import from an Application, and make a selection from the drop-down menu. If you have more than one profile set up for the program you are importing from, the list will contain all available profiles. Choose the profile from which you want to import the bookmarks.

    To import from an HTML file, select Import from a File or Address, and type the path or URL of the file in the field provided.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Internet Explorer will prompt you for a location within your favorites to store the imported items.

  7. Click Next, and then click Finish.

  8. You should then see a message saying that the favorites were successfully imported. Click OK.

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Exporting favorites

Internet Explorer 9 and 8

  1. In Internet Explorer, from the File menu, choose Import and Export... . This opens the Import/Export Wizard.

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. Select Export to a file, and then click Next.

  3. Select Favorites, and then click Next.

  4. You will see a list of folders. Unless you want to export only a portion of your bookmarks, make sure the top folder (labeled Favorites) is highlighted, and then click Next.

    If you want to export only one of the subfolders, highlight that folder, and then click Next.

  5. Type a path or browse to the location you wish to save the file. The default destination is normally your My Documents folder, and the default name of the file is bookmark.htm. To change the name, click in the field where the path is, go to the end, and change bookmark.htm to whatever name you want to give it.

  6. Click Export.

Your favorites will be saved as a file in the location you chose, where you can copy them (e.g., onto removable media), email them, or import them into another web browser.

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Internet Explorer 7

  1. In Internet Explorer, from the File menu, choose Import and Export... . This opens the Import/Export Wizard.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Select Export Favorites, and click Next.

  4. You will see a list of folders. Unless you want to export only a portion of your bookmarks, make sure the top folder (labeled Favorites) is highlighted, and click Next.

    If you want to export only one of the subfolders, highlight that folder and click Next.

  5. The Export Favorites Destination page will appear. Select Export to a File or Address. The default destination is normally your My Documents folder, and the default name of the file is bookmark.htm. To change the name, click in the field where the path is, go to the end, and change bookmark.htm to whatever name you want to give it.

    If you want to change the destination, click Browse... , and select where you want to save the file.

  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.

Your favorites will be saved as a file in the location you chose, where you can copy them (e.g., onto removable media), email them, or import them into another web browser.

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Last modified on January 07, 2013.

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