Windows 10: Export Favorites or Copy to USB

Discus and support Export Favorites or Copy to USB in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I am transferring Favorites in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 computer to a Windows 10 computer. Is it better to export them to a USB Drive or... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by abredt, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. abredt Win User

    Export Favorites or Copy to USB


    I am transferring Favorites in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 computer to a Windows 10 computer.

    Is it better to export them to a USB Drive or use Windows Explorer and just copy them?

    Thanks, cb

    :)
     
    abredt, Feb 7, 2017
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  2. graye Win User

    I have my Win7 Favorites bookmark on a USB drive, how do I get it into tthe Win10 IE Favorites folder ?

    ... and if you do not have them exported as an HTML file .... and instead you just have the copies of the contents of the Favorites folder on the USB drive, then the task is just to copy them back to the correct location in the Favorites folder on the
    C: drive.
     
    graye, Feb 7, 2017
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  3. IE favorites transfer

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    OK. You can either Export & Import or Copy favorites.

    * To Export...

    On the old computer... Internet Explorer > File > Import and Export > Export to a file > Favorites > select the Favorites folder > Next > note where that bookmark.htm file is being saved. Copy that file to the new computer.

    On the new computer... same except you will Import from file... etc.

    * To Copy...

    Old computer... Favorites folder at ["C:\Users\account name\Favorites"]

    Copy that folder to the new computer. Open the Favorites folder on the new computer and copy Favorites from old to new.

    It might be tempting to simply copy the entire Favorites folder (replace the new Favorites folder with the old Favorites folder) but that can lead to permissions problems. It's safer to select a bunch of Favorites and copy those.

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Feb 7, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Export Favorites or Copy to USB

    Hello abredt, *Smile

    I find it easier to just copy your %UserProfile%\Favorites folder as a backup of your IE Favorites.
     
    Brink, Feb 7, 2017
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  5. abredt Win User
    I'm not familiar with the %UserProfile%\Favorites notation.
    Does that mean go to my username in Windows Explorer, then Favorites?
    Thanks, cb
     
    abredt, Feb 7, 2017
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Correct.

    %UserProfile% is an environmental variable that is the same as the "C:\Users\<user-name>" folder of the current user.
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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