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Windows 7: Favorites Folder: Strictly For IE8?

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Favorites Folder: Strictly For IE8?

Hello all:
Regarding the directory "C:\Users\*username*\Favorites", is this folder strictly for IE8? I would love it if it supports Firefox.

So, IE8 only? If so I'm putting that sucker into hidden mode.

Any help/suggestions, etc are very much appreciated!


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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use this addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/668, you can add bookmarks to your IE favorites this way.
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I use this addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/668, you can add bookmarks to your IE favorites this way.
I appreciate the link, but you misunderstood my question. I am talking about the folder. I do not ever use IE8. I would like to see my Firefox favorites in that folder, and the ability to access them via Firefox, not IE8.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siouxdax View Post
I appreciate the link, but you misunderstood my question. I am talking about the folder. I do not ever use IE8. I would like to see my Firefox favorites in that folder, and the ability to access them via Firefox, not IE8.
Your home must be very clean.

Given that Firefox now stores its bookmarks in an SQL-Lite database table, it would be impractical and less efficient to store Firefox bookmarks in file format all the way over in IE's Favorites folder, especially for those users who never use IE.

I say ignore that folder, or if you really have to go ahead and hide it.

And for those who do use both browsers, IMO the Xmarks extension is a much better way to synchronize bookmarks with favorites across browsers.
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siouxdax View Post
Hello all:
Regarding the directory "C:\Users\*username*\Favorites", is this folder strictly for IE8? I would love it if it supports Firefox.

So, IE8 only? If so I'm putting that sucker into hidden mode.

Any help/suggestions, etc are very much appreciated!
I'm sorry that these people don't seem to be able to answer your question directly. Yes, that folder is for IE only.
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26 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I'm sorry that these people don't seem to be able to answer your question
directly. Yes, that folder is for IE only.
That was unnecessarily rude.
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26 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siouxdax View Post
I appreciate the link, but you misunderstood my question. I am talking about the folder. I do not ever use IE8. I would like to see my Firefox favorites in that folder, and the ability to access them via Firefox, not IE8.
Your home must be very clean.

And for those who do use both browsers, IMO the Xmarks extension is a much better way to synchronize bookmarks with favorites across browsers.
Yes, my home is pretty immaculate. My idea of a mess is an overturned shoe.

I'll just go ahead and hide that folder. Thanks for the explanation!

Also, I agree with you on Xmarks. I couldn't live without it!

Thanks again!
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hmm. For some reason it's not letting me hid it. Any ideas? Delete it? (I don't think that's a good idea, but I could be wrong)
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26 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

What Favorites folder are you hiding? As a test I just hid the Favorites folder under my logged-in ID.

Definitely don't recommend deleting it.
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26 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I'm sorry that these people don't seem to be able to answer your question
directly. Yes, that folder is for IE only.
That was unnecessarily rude.
And the responses to the OP's questions were unnecessarily ridiculous. They asked a very simple question and got two completely unrelated answers.
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