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Win 7 IE9 Favorites moved to Win XP?

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#1 Hawkeye4


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Want to put my Win 7 IE9 favorites on a secondary Win XP machine (running I'm assuming is IE8).  Is this possible and if so, how?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Do you have an external drive or flash drive?


If so, you can copy favorites from your Win 7 system, paste to the drive, insert drive into XP system, the copy/paste into your Folders folder.


The way I do it:


Windows 7: Click the Computer Icon on desktop. Local Disc C>>Users>>My User Name>>Favorites.


Right click on the word Favorites. Choose COPY.


On external/flash drive RIGHT click, PASTE.


Hook drive to your XP system.


Open external/flash drive, find the Favorites folder. Open it. Hold down ctrl and A keys at the same time to highlight everything. RIGHT click choose COPY.


My Computer icon on desktop. Local Disk C..Documents and Settings>>Username>> Favorites.


RIGHT click, choose Paste.


If you do not see Favorites on Win XP system it may be hidden.


To unhide


On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options. (you should see Tools at the top of your username page)
Click the View tab.
Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

Click Apply.


If you don't have an external drive but do have blank cd disks you can burn them to the disk to get them on the XP system.


There may be other ways to do it. Someone else will have to provide those.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 March 2013 - 11:03 AM.

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