Solved

xp & win 7 favourites exported/imported no problem - win 2003 favourites issue

Posted on 2012-03-09
4
250 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-10
hi previously i used to use xp on my pc and eventually started using win 7, but as my win 7 laptop has a harddrive issue and i also save my frequently visited websites via 'favourites'.

ive now had to use temporarily my win 2003 domain server which has internet access and after 'importing' my favourites it stated it would not be able to upload all, can anyone tell me why ?

note:  i am currently getting my internet access via my isa 2006/firewall and as ive set it up myself to learn im not sure if this would be the issue.

question 1.  can anyone advise ?

thanks!!
0
Comment
Question by:mikey250
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Run5k earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
That error is relatively rare, but the easiest workaround would be to copy the actual links from within the original Favorites folder into the new one.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
Comment Utility
hi dont know why but for some unknown reason ive saved something in my 'favourites' again and the rest seems to have appeared.:))

"copy the actual links one by one - that would take forever" - i presume you mean copy each one onto a word document and then open a browser and add each one again!!!1 ?
0
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Run5k
Run5k earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
No, not at all.  Sorry for any misunderstanding.

I meant manually copying the entire contents of one Favorites folder to another.  In other words, saving all of the links from a Windows 7 machine here:

C:\Users\{user}\Favorites

...and copying them to the WinXP or Server 2003 machine here:

C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Favorites

Essentially, it is an alternate method of backup and import.  Because the ".url" files are so small, it's still a rather fast process.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikey250
Comment Utility
ok understood as this is not a place ive really looked at but should have realised this but never tried that method!!

perfect!
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now