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Windows 7: How can I replace the old favorites with new favorites in IE7?

23 Jan 2013   #1
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
How can I replace the old favorites with new favorites in IE7?

Hi everyone, I use Firefox as my default browser, and over time my favorites have changed some. My question is, can i replace the old favorites in IE7 with the current ones I have on Firefox? I tried importing them thinking they would overwrite the old ones, but it did not seem to work. So, if anyone can refer me to a tutorial, or can help me figure this out, it would be greatly appreciated!


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23 Jan 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rob,

If you don't want any of the favorites in IE7, then you could just delete them in the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites" folder, then use the tutorial below to import your bookmarks from Firefox into IE7.

Firefox Bookmarks - Import into Internet Explorer Favorites

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Jan 2013   #3
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok Brink, do you mean to actually delete the whole favorites folder, not the contents IN the folder? See my screenshot, the one highlighted in blue. Then just reimport them as if i had a new PC and have never done it before? (sorry I so tupid ) Thanks!!


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23 Jan 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, yes only the contents in your "Favorites" folder, and not the folder itself.
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24 Jan 2013   #5
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink!! That worked da Bomb! Have a great week,
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24 Jan 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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