Back up IE 6 'Favorites' folder.

Question

How can I back up my 'Favorites' folder from Internet Explorer 6 to use on another PC or just for safe keeping?

Answer

This question was answered on August 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Many people aren't aware that they can back up their 'Favorites' folder from Internet Explorer 6 to use on another PC or just for safe keeping.

Follow the steps below:

1 Select 'Import' & 'Export' from IE's File menu

2 Choose 'Export Favorites' and click on 'Next'

3 Select the main 'Favorites' folder for the source folder and hit 'Next'

4 Click on 'Export to a File or Address'

5 Select a filename to hold the Favorites list, then click 'Next'

6 Finally, hit the 'Finish' option

You now have an HTML file containing your 'Favorites' and all submenus, in an outline form Now you can store this on a disc for backup, copy it to another PC and import it, or launch the HTML file and click on the links

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on August 13, 2004