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Copying Favo(u)rites / bookmarks and settings


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#1 Magic Sam

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:18 AM

I switch between two PC's one XP and the other Windows 7, both using nearly always Chrome.

There must be a simple way of sync-ing the bookmarks (and settings) between the two so that at any one time the bookmarks on each show the latest selection?  

Possibly with "settings" (rather than the full "documents and settings") it would be more complicated due to the different operating systems - but this would not be so important.

I would have to identify the locations of the relevant folders to copy from and to. I have this idea of then exporting the data to a USB stick and then re-importing from it.

 

Is there a way?  



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 08:46 PM

Short answer - yes !

 

In Chrome you can import and export your bookmarks as an HTML file although, since it is Google, not everything is obvious. Click on the symbol with three horizontal bars in the top right hand corner of the Chrome window, hover on 'Bookmarks' in the drop down list taht appears, then select 'Manage bookmarks' in the next menu.

 

This opens a tab called 'Bookmarks manager' which is divided vertically into two parts, the right hand part is headed 'Organise'. If you click on 'Organise' itself you will get a drop down menu at the bottom of which you will see 'Import from . . .' and Export to . . .'. Clicking on 'Export' will create an HTML file of your bookmarks which you can save wherever you want to, and 'Import will let you browse to this file and bring them into Chrome.

 

Similar methods exist in both Firefox and IE.

 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:43 AM

Much of this sounds familiar but it is helpful to have it summarised for action, tks.  I was wondering if I could or should do the same with my "Settings" folder (as in Docs & Settings) or if trying to sync 2 different PC's might be asking for trouble (in total there are 3, one XP and 2 W7's)



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 08:09 PM

I wouldn't worry about your settings too much - after all you only set them your way once and you would probably have them pretty much the same on each computer. I know i do. What I don't know is if you could do this for settings in the same way you can for bookmarks. After all, you modify bookmarks fairly frequently - new ones get added, old ones get deleted.

 

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