Solved

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

Posted on 2012-03-09
4
255 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Run5k earned 500 total points
ID: 37702553
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
ID: 37702603
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
ID: 37702800
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
ID: 37704872
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

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to sharpen your skills and increase training.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

717 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