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Copying "favorites" In Firefox And In Ie


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:24 AM

Ok, I know this may seem a little silly, but I've never done it before: How do I copy the contents of my favorites folders? Alternately, how do I copy my "Bookmarks" contents (FireFox)?

I'm going to be uninstalling FF and upgrading to their latest version, but would like to completely uninstall my current version first (I'm having issues with it right now :flowers:).

I'd also like to be able to "back up" the favorites/bookmarks (IE/FF), so that I could have them elsewhere in case of a BSOD issue, or for when I repair other peoples computers, I can reload their favorites at least. I'd like to know how to save them, then load them back into XP. Also, would this be different for multiple users (wouldn't their be more/different folders containing favorites for each individual user?).

Thanks for the help! :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:46 AM

FOR IE:

Start > My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings

Here you will find a list of users. Inside each user folder is their favorites.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:55 AM

You can safely uninstall Firefox and then install the new version without having to save your bookmarks, since user preferences are stored in a separate file (or "profile") that is not uninstalled.
It is, however, a good idea to have a recent copy of your Ff bookmarks, just in case you need to recover from a computer disaster. Go to Bookmarks/Organize Bookmarks/File/Export to save a file of your Ff bookmarks; the import function is on the same dropdown menu.
For IE (highly recommended if you install IE7), go to the File menu, selected Import and Export to bring up the wizard, then select Export Favorites.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:16 AM

Thank you both for the help! I'll try it out tonight! :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

Ok, so I downloaded and installed FF2.0....that was to easy!

Now, I know that the favorites for IE are in the "Documents and Settings" folder (then under the user, etc.).....but where are the favorites (bookmarks) for Fire Fox located at?

I've got to uninstall FF at work and I'd like to copy my bookmaks and add them into IE (but I'd like to know what folder they're located in).

Thanks again for the help! :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:17 PM

FireFox stores your bookmarks as an HTML file,bookmarks.html, under a 'Profile'
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

You can make a backup copy of the bookmark.html file up to wherever you like.

In FF2 click on Bookmarks | Organize Bookmarks | on the resulting window click on File | Export | save to a location of your choice.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 01:41 PM

Thanks a lot sbrown.uk! :flowers: It worked great! I saved my bookmarks from FF and then imported them into IE!

Thanks for all the help everyone! :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:03 PM

I found a nifty extension that removes all this bookmark synchronizing problem with Firefox.

It's called FoxMarks and is available for free here: http://www.foxmarks.com/

You install the Extension on the first computer (preferably the one with the best set of bookmarks). It'll prompt you to create an account, then once the account is opened it'll synchronize your bookmarks with the account.

Then, as you install it on other computers, it'll prompt you to sync with the online copy.

Then, it sync's itself every minute with the server, and updates every hour.

Also, you can enter a URL to access your bookmarks from computers without FoxMark being installed.

Best of all - it's free!
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:46 PM

That sounds neat usasma! If only that were in the freeware replacements for common commercial apps.....*hint*hint* :thumbsup:

Edited by stevealmighty, 08 December 2006 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:52 PM

Drat!!! I always forget that section! I'm headed over there right now. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:50 PM

Drat!!! I always forget that section! I'm headed over there right now. :flowers:


LOL! That's ok, I'd forget my head if it weren't attached to my shoulders! :thumbsup:
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