1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to import Favorites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by sheana, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. sheana

    sheana Flightless Bird

    I backed up my favorites folder onto an external HD before I did a complete
    reformat. Now I would like to import them. I have WinXP and IE8.

    I can't just copy and paste because I already bookmarked a bunch of sites,
    and that would wipe out all those links.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "sheana" <sheana@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ud7MJp0rKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I backed up my favorites folder onto an external HD before I did a complete
    >reformat. Now I would like to import them. I have WinXP and IE8.
    >
    > I can't just copy and paste because I already bookmarked a bunch of sites,
    > and that would wipe out all those links.
    >


    Why? The sites you have already have different names, so they shouldn't be
    affected. If you have 10 sites bookmarked now, and 30 from the olld machine,
    then you should have 40 when you are done. If there are duplicates, then the
    total will be less because those will be overwritten instead of added-to.
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    Why not just use the Import function in IE?


    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hlf4m9$731$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "sheana" <sheana@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:ud7MJp0rKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>I backed up my favorites folder onto an external HD before I did a
    >>complete reformat. Now I would like to import them. I have WinXP and IE8.
    >>
    >> I can't just copy and paste because I already bookmarked a bunch of
    >> sites, and that would wipe out all those links.
    >>

    >
    > Why? The sites you have already have different names, so they shouldn't be
    > affected. If you have 10 sites bookmarked now, and 30 from the olld
    > machine, then you should have 40 when you are done. If there are
    > duplicates, then the total will be less because those will be overwritten
    > instead of added-to.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Rich" <percy@firmthrust.net> wrote in message
    news:ufgbzf2rKHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Why not just use the Import function in IE?
    >
    >


    Which is mysteriously located in the same menu option as the Export
    function. Who'da thunk it?
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    How to import and export the Internet Explorer Favorites...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211089


    sheana wrote:
    > I backed up my favorites folder onto an external HD before I did a
    > complete
    > reformat. Now I would like to import them. I have WinXP and IE8.
    >
    > I can't just copy and paste because I already bookmarked a bunch of sites,
    > and that would wipe out all those links.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
     

Share This Page