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I am trying to export IE5 favorites from a Mac to a PC. The Mac saves the favorites as favorites.html and the PC saves the file as bookmark.htm I get an error not a valid bookmark when trying to import to a  PC I have tried renaming the file still no good any suggestion ?

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IE5 for the Mac uses the old-style Classic Mac OS line endings (CR) in its favorites.html.
IE for Windows doesn't understand it.  You can correct that easily.  However all the
mechanisms I can think of require you to be familiar with using the Mac's command shell
in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

      tr "\r" "\n" < ~/Library/Preferences/Explorer/Favorites.html  > ~/Desktop/bookmarks.htm

Even after the newline translation, the bookmarks file is still a mess of invalid HTML.
There are missing end tags throughout.  But IE will probably be able to understand it.

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I imported the bookmarks on the Mac to Netscape then exported them to IE for the PC
Thanks

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