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

Posted on 2012-03-09
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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!!
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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.
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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 ?
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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.
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ok understood as this is not a place ive really looked at but should have realised this but never tried that method!!

perfect!
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