Top 2 Ways to Import and Export Favorites in Internet Explorer in Windows 7

Top 2 Ways to Import and Export Favorites in Internet Explorer in Windows 7

May. 27, 2014 11:12 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Online Website
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"I need to export the favorites folder from Internet Explorer in Windows 7 computer since I want to copy it to other computer."

Favorites, also called bookmarks or internet shortcuts, can help you keep track of the websites you visit frequently in Internet Explorer. You can view, add to, and organize your favorites from both the address bar and the traditional favorites list in Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Here we'll focus on introducing how to import and export favorites in Internet Explorer in Windows 7 for you. Check the handy ways as following:

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Option 1. Import and Export Favorites for Internet Explorer in Windows Explorer

  • 1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder and open it.

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  • 2. Import favorites into IE on Windows 7: Select the favorites (internet shortcuts and/or folders) that you want to export, then copy and paste them into a new folder.

    Note: This new folder is your exported favorites. Save it to where you like for safe keeping.
  • 3. Export favorites into IE on Windows 7: Copy and Paste the favorites (internet shortcuts and/or folders) that you want to import from the exported new folder into your C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder.

Option 2: Import and Export Bookmarks for IE in Internet Explorer

A. Backup (Import) Bookmarks into Internet Explorer in Windows 7

  • 1. Open Internet Explorer.
  • 2. Click on File from Menu bar and move on Import and export.

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  • 3. Select Import to a file, and click on Next.

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  • 4. Check Favorites, and click on Next.

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  • 5. Browse to the location of the exported bookmark that you want to import, select the file, and click on Open.

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  • 6. Select a favorites folder that you want to import your exported favorites to, then click on Import.

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  • 7. Click on Finish.

B. Restore (Export) Bookmarks into Internet Explorer in Windows 7

  • 1. Open Internet Explorer.
  • 2. Click on File from Menu bar and move on Import and export.

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  • 3. Select Export to a file, and click on Next.

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  • 4. Check Favorites, and click on Next.

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  • 5. Select a favorites folder that you want to export your favorites from, then click on Next.

    Note: If you select the top Favorites folder, it will export all of your favorites.
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  • 6. Browse to the location that you want to save the exported bookmark to, type in a name for the file, and click on Save. Click on Export.

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  • 7. Click on Finish.

Either one you choose, you can import and export favorites folder in Internet Explorer in Windows 7 successfully. Plus, if you forgot your passwords to websites saved in Internet Explorer, remember to use Internet Explorer Password Recovery to recover all of them.

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