Personalized Favorites

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Does anyone know how to transfer the personalized favorites information from IE6 to IE7??

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They are already there. You don’t have to transfer the favorites. Both IE6 and IE7 look in the same folder for favorites: c:\documents and settings\username\Favorites.

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If this is from a different machine and not just an upgrade from one version to another you can copy the folder from the location mshen mentions on the IE6 machine to a thumb drive or what have you and paste it into that same location on the IE7 machine. The “star” for favorites in IE7 is in the upper left-han
d corner of the browser.

Clarification…..True, I know that the favorites are moved over, but what I am looking for is a way for me to transfer the customized list IE creates as you are using your favorites. I have some very lazy users and they can’t wait for IE to recreate it.

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I think I understand what you’re saying.

You may be saying IE ‘Favorites,’ but you actually mean IE ‘History’ – the kind that lists your most recent ly visited URLs in Internet Explorer’s Address bar?

Well – from an IT Support perspective, this is way over the top, as IE History recycles itself every 20 days or so anyway, but that’s besides the point.

There’s not much out there in terms of transferring IE History unless you’re willing to purchase a utility that does just that.

Start by experimenting with IE History Manager 1.0, and see how you like it, but I’m telling you, that’s a lot of redundant work for nothing

http://www.cleanersoft.com/iehistory/iehistory.htm

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  • TZT74L
    True, I know that they favorites are moved over. But I malooking for a way to move the file that remembers the customized personalized favorites list
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  • TZT74L
    Clarification.....True, I know that the favorites are moved over, but what I am looking for is a way for me to transfer the customized list IE creates as you are using your favorites. I have some very lazy users and they can't wait for IE to recreate it.
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  • carlosdl
    Just copy the favorites folder mentioned by Mshen to any other location.
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  • carlosdl
    Now I'm not sure about what 'customized list' you are talking about.
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  • TZT74L
    You know how IE generates a list of most frequently used favorites when you choose the favorites tab. I am looking to be able to copy the file that remembers most frequently used.
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  • carlosdl
    I didn't know of that 'most frequently used favorites' feature...
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  • Kennyvee
    ************************* I think I understand what you're saying. You may be saying IE 'Favorites,' but you actually mean IE 'History' - the kind that lists your most recent ly visited URLs in Internet Explorer's Address bar? Well - from an IT Support perspective, this is way over the top, as IE History recycles itself every 20 days or so anyway, but that's besides the point. There's not much out there in terms of transferring IE History unless you're willing to purchase a utility that does just that. Start by experimenting with IE History Manager 1.0, and see how you like it, but I'm telling you, that's a lot of redundant work for nothing http://www.cleanersoft.com/iehistory/iehistory.htm ...
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  • Lusy
    To get backup of your favorite folder in internet explorer please follow these steps > Open Internet Explorer > Go to file menu > Now go to import and export > After that you will have a import/export wizard > You can choose here the option of import your favorite folder For more help you can visit at: www.iyogi.net
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