How do you retrieve the IE bookmark

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Two of my old PCs are dead in the last two days.  What a coicident. I'd like to retrieve the IE bookmark from both of them. The harddrives are okay.

PC2: Windows 7

The PC I use right now is a windows 7 PC.  Where and how do I retrieve these info from my old hard drives?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:chuang4630
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    Accepted Solution

    On a Windows 7 machine, they are located here:


    On a Windows XP machine, you can find them here:

    C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Favorites
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    They are in your favorites folder in the profile.  
    In a Windows 7 computer it's c:\Users\<username>\Favorites
    In a Windows XP computer it's c:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Favorites

    Just copy the files from those locations into the c:\users\<username>\Favorites folder on your new computer and you should be good.
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    That being said, you should be able to temporarily attach the hard drives as a secondary device on a fully functional computer and copy them to the destination of your choice, and then integrate them into the equivalent folder in your current operating system.
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    run5k is right, you'll have to take the drive out of the old pc's and connect to the new one with a hard drive SATA / PATA to usb adapter of some sort (such as)

    or a HD toaster

    once you connect it'll show up as another drive, navigate to the indicated folders as run5k mentioned and copy everything and paste into your OS appropriat locations and they'll be there next time you open IE

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    Good idea
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    Lee, if the author doesn't respond I think that splitting the points between the four Expert comments would be the most appropriate outcome.
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