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How do I import my old Favorites from IE6 to IE8?

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How do I import my old Favorites from IE6 to IE8?

When I try the Import utility in IE8, it automatically types .../bookmarks as file name.
But the filename should be Favorites, shouldn't it?

I have even copied the Favorites-image (the yellow star) to My documents where it
usually is located. But it does not work.

What should I do?

I have Windows XP SP3.
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Tapan PattanaikSenior Engineer

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hi hermesalpha,

              Check this one. It describes about how to back how to import and export the Windows Internet Explorer Favorites folder from a 16-bit version of Microsoft Windows to a 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows.

How to import and export the Internet Explorer Favorites folder to a 32-bit version of Windows:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/211089

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I don't understand this, I have a 32-bit XP Pro, and the Favorites were saved in a 32-bit XP Pro earlier. Maybe the Favorites were saved in IE6 earlier, and now it did not work when I tried to import to my IE8.
But it's the same laptop all the time: a Windows XP Pro 32-bit.
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By the way, here's the Export and Import Wizard dialogs for IE7 shown choosing an alternative folder and file name.  Of course, your IE8 Import dialog may look different, but the process should be the same.
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Thanks everyone, I will go through all your suggestions later, am just doing a wipe of my HDD. Had problems with FlashPlayer because I updated from SP2 to SP3 after I had updated from IE6 to IE8 (or was it the other way around???) Only solution is to reinstall everything :(
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@ BillDL

"You shouldn't need to emply any 3rd party utilities."

Very true Bill.

Nevertheless, Xmarks (nee Foxmarks) is a lightweight, free, and invaluable add-on for anyone who uses more than one browser and/or more than one computer.

I use a Linux Desktop with an XP VM, a 17" laptop dual-booting Vista & Linux and a 13" Macbook. I usually use Firefox in all 3 machines but sometimes need to use IE, Opera or Safari for one reason or another.

Having the Xmarks add-on synchronizing my Favorites/Bookmarks in each browser is an absolute boon to me and I'm sure to many others are in the same position.

2 minutes to set up. Set it and forget it. More useful and less hassle than Delicious.

:)


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