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Motek
post Oct 29 2010, 01:56 AM
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I have purchased today a laptop and would like to hear back from any of your knowledgable folks how do I transfer all my saved *FAVORTES* from the old computer to the new lap top. Pls. be so kind and tell me in plain langauge how I best do this.
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post Oct 29 2010, 02:36 AM
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This is not a question related to HTML, nor does it have anything to do with "suggestions, feedback and forum assistance requests". So it doesn't really have a place in the forums.

Anyway, maybe this helps:
You should connect the two computers together, so that the disk of your old computer mounts on your laptop as an external disk. Then you can copy the file to the appropriate folder of the laptop.
Or, if you don't know how, you could copy the bookmark (or favourites) file on a USB stick and place that in place on the laptop.


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post Oct 29 2010, 03:07 AM
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FWIW, I keep my browser bookmarks in the cloud, where they're accessible from any device I use.


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post Oct 29 2010, 06:20 AM
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QUOTE(Motek @ Oct 29 2010, 08:56 AM) *

how do I transfer all my saved *FAVORTES* from the old computer to the new lap top.

If you used MSIE* on your old computer, go to File > Import and Export, and choose to export your Favorites to a file. Then you should be copy that file to the new computer's desktop (using e.g. an USB stick), and then import the file into the new browser in a similar way to how you exported it.

*Other browser brands feature similar functions. Don't know about very old browsers.


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post Oct 29 2010, 06:21 AM
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QUOTE(Frederiek @ Oct 29 2010, 09:36 AM) *

This is not a question related to HTML, nor does it have anything to do with "suggestions, feedback and forum assistance requests". So it doesn't really have a place in the forums.

Off-topic, perhaps? I'll move it there.


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post Oct 29 2010, 01:02 PM
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If we talk about IE here, the easiest may be to copy the hole Favorites folder from the old machine to the new. Favourites are just a bunch of folders and shortcuts, .url files, in a specific location. You can create a backup too while you are at it.

On XP my Favorites are at C:\Documents and Settings\pandy\Favorites . If you rightlick on a shortcut in the Favorites pane in IE and chose Properties, you find the location of yours in the path to the .url file.


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