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How to transfer bookmarks from another computer

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Posted Sep 08 2009 02:24 PM

Most modern browsers now include an import/export function that lets you save your bookmarks to a file that you can then transfer to a second browser. The exported bookmarks file is typically just an HTML document (HyperText Markup Language; the lingua franca web page code), that you can email to yourself, copy to a USB drive, or transfer over a home network to get from the old computer to the new computer. (And if you used the Windows XP Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, your bookmarks are probably already waiting for you on the netbook.)

If you need to move your bookmarks, here's how:

  • Internet Explorer. Choose FileAttached ImageImport and Export to start the Import/Export Wizard. Click Next to kick it off and on the next screen, click Export Favorites from the list. Click Next again and choose the Favorites folder or subfolder you want to copy. Click Next, save the HTML file to the desktop, and click Next one last time to finish the job. Copy the HTML file (probably called bookmark.htm) to the netbook. If you're using Internet Explorer on the netbook, too, choose FileAttached ImageImport and Export to start the Import/Export Wizard again, but select Import Favorites instead of Export and point the wizard to the HTML file you just copied to the netbook. If you're bringing them into Firefox, choose BookmarksAttached ImageOrganize BookmarksAttached ImageImport and BackupAttached ImageImport HTML and pullin the file.


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  • Firefox. Choose Book-marksAttached ImageOrganize BookmarksAttached ImageImport and BackupAttached ImageExport HTML. Pick where you want to save the bookmarks.htm file and click the Save button. Copy the file from the saved location and transfer it to the netbook. If you're using Internet Explorer on the netbook, choose FileAttached ImageImport and Export to start the Import/Export Wizard again and select Import Favorites. Point the wizard to the HTML file you just copied to the netbook. If you're bringing them into Firefox, choose BookmarksAttached ImageOrganize BookmarksAttached ImageImport and BackupAttached ImageImport HTML and pull in the file.


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Tip: If you have more bookmarks than the Library of Congress gift shop and add more every day, a program that automatically synchronizes your bookmarks across all your browsers might be in order. Free programs like SyncIT for Windows (www.sync2it.com) can help, as can some Firefox utilities mentioned in the next section.

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