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Windows 7: Import Internet Explorer History from XP?

27 Jul 2009   #1

XP SP3, 7 Build 7100
 
 
Import Internet Explorer History from XP?

I just installed Windows 7 yesterday (with your help) and I am loving it so far, but there seems to be one problem I cant seem to figure out, I need to import my Internet Explorer history from my XP HDD to my 7 HDD. I first tried to copy the index.dat file, but there are just so many that I cant figure out which one needs to be moved/replaced. And now I cant even seem to find my "History.IE5" folder in XP, anybody have a tutorial or any advice?

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27 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asandhu View Post
I just installed Windows 7 yesterday (with your help) and I am loving it so far, but there seems to be one problem I cant seem to figure out, I need to import my Internet Explorer history from my XP HDD to my 7 HDD. I first tried to copy the index.dat file, but there are just so many that I cant figure out which one needs to be moved/replaced. And now I cant even seem to find my "History.IE5" folder in XP, anybody have a tutorial or any advice?

Do you want your history, or your favorites?
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27 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

As for saving history here is a mini tutorial

  • Grab a USB drive
  • Go to C:\Windows\History
  • Copy containing files
  • Paste them on the USB drive (Where ever you wish)
  • Go into Windows 7
  • Go to C:\Windows\History
  • Delete the containing files
  • Plug in you USB drive
  • Copy the files you copied from XP
  • Paste them in C:\Windows\History
I hope this is what you wanted.
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27 Jul 2009   #4

XP SP3, 7 Build 7100
 
 

there is no "History" folder in C:\Windows...
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27 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asandhu View Post
there is no "History" folder in C:\Windows...

Sorry for my mistake, I have not worked with XP systems in a while. You can follow my instructions if you replace the C:\Windows\History with the IE history file (Wherever it may be.)
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27 Jul 2009   #6

XP SP3, 7 Build 7100
 
 

Well, yeah, that was my whole issue: finding the history file in xp and finding what file I have to replace in 7...
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