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Putting back Favorites on IE help


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#1 harupopo

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

I recently backup'd my Local Disk by copying and pasting everything on it to my external hard drive. Is it possible to restore all my "Favorites" back to my Favorites bar?



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:41 PM

Copy your Favorites folder back to your Library, and if you saved everything properly, all your favorites will appear in IE, including those that were in your favorites bar.

Make sure that your favorite bar is showing on IE.

If you are talking about another browser, which one is it?


Edited by rockysosua, 29 August 2014 - 10:41 PM.

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#3 harupopo

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:00 PM

Copy your Favorites folder back to your Library, and if you saved everything properly, all your favorites will appear in IE, including those that were in your favorites bar.

Make sure that your favorite bar is showing on IE.

If you are talking about another browser, which one is it?

It is IE. Where is the Favorites folder located? I checked in Program Files 86x -> Internet Explorer.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

Copy your Favorites folder back to your Library, and if you saved everything properly, all your favorites will appear in IE, including those that were in your favorites bar.

Make sure that your favorite bar is showing on IE.

If you are talking about another browser, which one is it?

Sorry, I found it. Is it possible to have it put back on my Internet Explorer by date? It seems to be put back in Alphabetical order..



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:09 AM

I basically don't use IE except for Windows updates, and from what I've read, you can't sort the favorites by date.  However, there is one way to force it, but I don't know if you'd like it, but here it goes.

0.  Make sure you backup your favorites folder before doing this.
1.  Download the file: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php
2.  Select the appropriate version (32 or 64-bit).
3.  Install Bulk Rename Utility (BRU).
4.  Open BRU.
5.  In the left pane avigate to your IE "Favorites".  Normally:

C:\Users\(userid)\Favorites

6.  In "Selections (12)" -- bottom of screen, check:
6.1.  Check "Files".
6.2.  Check "Subfolders".
6.3.  Uncheck "Folders".  You don't want the folders to be renamed, just the URL files and files in subsolders, that is why for 6.1 and 6.2.

7.  In "Auto Date (8):
7.1.  Mode - Select "Prefix".
7.2.  Type - Select "Creation Date (Current)".
7.3.  Fmt - Select "YMD" (Year, month, day), or "YMD HMS" (Year, month, day, hour, min, second).
7.4.  Sep (no quotes): "_"
7.5.  Seg (no quotes): "_"
7.6.  Cent - Check it (it will use the full year (e.g. 2014) instead of just the short year (e.g. 14)).
7.7.  Select the filenames in the top right pane.
7.8.  In the "New Name" it will show you want the new names will be (they haven't been changed yet).  Make changes as you wish.
7.9.  Click "Rename" button, lower right, when satisified.  Follow the prompts.
7.10.  Open IE:
7.10.1.  Click on Favorites.
7.10.2.  Place your cursor in the links.
7.10.3.  Right click
7.10.4.  Select Sort by name.

The date is put on the front of the URL, and in the form stated in 7.3, to force the urls to be sorted by date.

Following the above would change (for example):

_BLEEPING_COMPUTER_TIPS AND TRICKS.URL

to:

2014_08_30_18_30_BLEEPING_COMPUTER_TIPS AND TRICKS.URL

There are other options you could try, but you'll need to experiment with them.  However, I suggest you copy your Favorites to a working folder, until you get what you want, then work on your real Favorites folder.

BRU is a really nice utility, and I've been using it for years and years.

Have a great day!
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Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 30 August 2014 - 07:10 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

OOPS!  Just noticed you said "modified", use the modified option, but this makes all files the permanently renamed.  But it's still a thought.

 

Have a great day!
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

It is IE. Where is the Favorites folder located? I checked in Program Files 86x -> Internet Explorer.

If you can not use the Star for Favorites, or Gear for Tools buttons just press the ALT key and you should see the menu across the top .......






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