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Windows 7: Need help xferring all my files to a USB external drive

24 Aug 2011   #1
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Need help xferring all my files to a USB external drive

I would like to transfer all my files, notepads, word documents, pictures, music and videos from my desk top including all my browser book marks to a USB external drive.

Can any one help me to understand how to do this so that I will be able to access the bookmarks on the browsers again ?

if you can you are a life saver,

Thanks


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24 Aug 2011   #2
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

To save your bookmarks (in Firefox) click on history/show all history/import and backup/export HTML and save it where you want. To reinstall them follow the above but click import HTML and then select the saved file.
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24 Aug 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What browser do you use??

Bookmarks can typically be backed up from within the browser, using a choice from one of the menus.

Your other personal files can probably be backed up just by copying them with a mouse to the external drive. It is up to you to determine where all of those personal files reside on your hard drive.

Don't forget about emails.

An alternative is to make an image of your hard drive and place it on the external.
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24 Aug 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Internet Explorer bookmarks backup:

[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.CollapseArrow[/IMG] Show all
[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ExpandArrow[/IMG] Hide all

Import or export favorites in Internet Explorer


Favorites, also known as bookmarks, are a convenient way to organize and find webpages that you visit frequently. If you use Internet Explorer on several computers, you can save your favorites from one computer and then import that list to another computer.
[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.CollapseArrow[/IMG][IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ExpandArrow[/IMG] To export favorites
  1. Follow these steps on the computer that you're exporting your favorites from.

    <LI class=step>[IMG]mshelp://help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ShellExecuteTopicIcon[/IMG]Click to open Internet Explorer.
    <LI class=step>Click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.
    <LI class=step>In the Import/Export Settings dialog box, click Export to a file, and then click Next.
    <LI class=step>Select the Favorites check box, and then click Next.
    <LI class=step>Select the folder that you want to export your favorites from, and then click Next.
    <LI class=step>By default, Internet Explorer creates a file called bookmark.htm in your Documents folder. If you want to use a name other than bookmark.htm or to store the exported favorites in a folder other than Documents, specify the new file and folder name.
    <LI class=step>Click Export. If you already have a file by the same name, Internet Explorer will ask you to replace it. Click Yes if you want replace the file, or click No and type a new file name.
  2. Click Finish.
    Note
    • If the folder you select cannot be written to, such as another user's Documents folder, the export will fail. Retry the export with another folder.
[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.CollapseArrow[/IMG][IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ExpandArrow[/IMG] To import favorites
  1. Follow these steps on the computer that you want to import your favorites to.

    <LI class=step>[IMG]mshelp://help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ShellExecuteTopicIcon[/IMG]Click to open Internet Explorer.
    <LI class=step>Click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.
    <LI class=step>In the Import/Export Settings dialog box, click Import from a file, and then click Next.
    <LI class=step>Select the Favorites check box, and then click Next.
    <LI class=step>By default, Internet Explorer imports from a file called bookmark.htm in your Documents folder, but you can tell it to import favorites that are saved under another name. Click Browse and select a file, or type a location and file name to import, or click Next to accept the default.
    <LI class=step>Select the folder where you want to place the imported favorites, and then click Import.
  2. Click Finish.
Notes
  • To share or move favorites from one computer to another, export or copy the Bookmark.htm file to a disk or flash drive. You can then import your favorites from the disk or flash drive to the new computer.
  • Favorites from previous versions of Internet Explorer can be imported into this version.
  • To print your list of favorites, open Bookmark.htm in Internet Explorer and then click the Print button [IMG]mshelp://windows/?id=ae06f0cd-c4fa-4e52-be1b-45aa3640f8e5[/IMG] .
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