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Import 98se Explorer favorites onto an XP pro machine.

Posted on 2007-03-22
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Hello,

My windows 98se machine gave up the ghost. I bought a new xp pro machine and I need to get my explorer favorites onto my new machine.

I saved my "favorites" file from my old machine onto a flash drive and I can't seem to figure out how to get my favorites into Explorer on my new machine.

Please help.

Thanks,
Brian
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Not sure about IE7 but IE6 and below is File, Import and Export, Import Favorites and point to the file on your flash drive.
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bsaprez,

Copy the folder with Favorites file into new machine.  Make sure the files are not write protected.  In IE, go to File > Import Favorites.

If no joy, copy the Favorites files and subfolders into the Favorites (not the main folder)  Favorites folder in Windows XP is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Favorites or C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\\Favorites folder.
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