Favorites; filename and location IE 6.0 and IE 5.5

Favorites; filename and location IE 6.0 and IE 5.5

Post by Mike » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 04:35:47


Subject: Favorites; filename and location IE 6.0 and IE
5.5

What is the filename containing browser Favorites
and where is it found in IE 6.0 and IE 5.5 ?

I'm migrating from a WinNT pc (IE 5.5) to XP pc (IE 6).
I would like to migrate the IE-5.5 Favorites (Bookmarks)
from the old pc to the new pc. I have not found the file
for Favorites on neither the NT box that has IE 5.5 nor
the XP box that has IE 6.
 
 
 

Favorites; filename and location IE 6.0 and IE 5.5

Post by Frank Saun » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 05:06:35


I don't know about WinNT, but for WinXP they're in C:\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Favorites

The easiest way to move them to another machine is to use IE's File | Import
and Export.

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Favorites; filename and location IE 6.0 and IE 5.5

Post by Robert Ald » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 11:09:22

> I have not found the file for Favorites on neither the NT box

On either system you can find the current location
using the following sequence of keyboard commands:

Press Alt-a,CursorUp,Menu-r

(That assumes that CursorUp wraps from the top of the Favorites
menu to an entry at the bottom. It doesn't matter what entry; we are
just using it to check the Properties of an arbitrary one in order to find
its Location: on the Properties page, General tab.)

[Ctrl-Backtab to General tab if necessary],
doubleclick somewhere in Location: entry
Menu-a,Menu-c

(The last two commands put the full path to Favorites into the Clipboard.
If your keyboard does not have a Menu key use an equivalent command
such as Shift-F10 or right-click with the mouse.)


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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