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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:39 am

how do i copy my favorites folder from laptop?

as the title says my lap top is dying
have managed to back everything up but want to copy all my web favorites whats the best way
don't fancy writing them all down
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:41 am

Not done it myself but try going to File/Import and Export and taking it from there. You should be able to save as a file and re-import I guess onto your new computer.

Worth a try

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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:50 am

managed it copying and pasting
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:03 am

Hi Derek

Do search for "favorites" and you will see a few folders come up, one of those will be fill of your favorites (links) Simply copy this entire folder to the new laptop and replace with the one there, it will keep all your sub folders (if you have any) as it was before.

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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:00 pm

if you use firefox, you can save the file to desktop, go into tools>options. and it's somewhere in there!
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:16 pm

Thanks guys managed to get it sorted busy reformatting for the second time didnt work first time so fingers crossed will keep you posted

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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:05 pm

For future ref you can use import/export to back them up along with cookies (chocolate hobnobs of course) :)

Or if you can't get ie to start then find the folder and copy that, as mentioned above.

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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:41 pm

I use a web based 'bookmark/favorites' as I use a couple of PC's and a laptop, makes life much easier as all the favorites are accessible from the various different machines.

http://www.netvibes.com/

Its a free service, and also has a host of other services available.

Again, with this you need to export out from your normal browser, and save the file by changing the default location so that you can find it.

Once thats done, just import into netvibes.

I still backup the favorites from netvibes now and again by exporting the file and keeping a local copy.

So far, i've never had a problem, been using it for about year and half now.

Hope that helps.

Javaid

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