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How to Save and Export Internet Explorer Favorites

Question: "How do I transfer (export) my IE Favorites from one computer to another ? I want to be able to save my favorites from my old computer in the new computer I just bought."

Steps for exporting Internet Explorer favorites from one computer to another is listed below. Through this process Internet Explorer saves your favorites as a web page .html document that is easily exported to another computer.

STEPS

1. Open Internet Explorer (IE) on the original computer that has the favorites you want to transfer to another computer. From the top of the IE menu, choose File >> Import and Export to bring up the Import/Export Wizard. Choose Next from the Import/Expor tWizard window that appears.

Example 1 - From the top of the IE menu, choose File >> Import and Export
IE menu, choose File >> Import and Export
Example 2 - Choose "next" from the Import/Export Wizard window.
Import/Export Wizard window

2. Next select/highlight Export Favorites and click Next.

Example 3 - Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions shown.
Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions.

3. Choose the folder you are exporting from. Select/highlight the folder and click Next.

Example 4 - Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions.
Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions.

4. Choose the folder you are exporting from. Select/highlight the folder and click Next.

Example 5 - Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions.
Choose Export Favorites from the Import and Export Wizard actions.

5. Choose where you want favorites exported to by using Browse to locate a folder location to save your favorites to. Click Next once you have selected a location. TIP: make a mental note where you saved this file!

Example 6 - Choose where you want favorites exported to.
Choose where you want favorites exported to

6. Click Finish and OK. At this point you should have successfully completed the IE favorites export process. Locate the favorites file that you saved. For reference, you can open this file since it's a simple .html file like a web page just in case you want to view it. You can then use a storage device such as a floppy or memory stick to save and then transfer / save this file to another computer. Once the file is saved on another computer, use the IE Import/Export Wizard once again and using the same basic steps. This time in Step #2, you will select Import Favorites to complete the process.

Example 7 - Click Finish and OK to complete the IE favorites export process.
Click Finish and OK to complete the IE favorites export process


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