Personally the only time I use Internet Explorer anymore is if I am downloading Windows updates or a certain page doesn’t pull up correctly with Firefox.  Speaking of that … there is a great Firefox extension for just such a situation IE Tab

For work though I find myself in situations where I need to set up IE for users.  Today I had to pull out an old IE trick for a user who was switching to a different workstation.  They wanted to take their bookmarks from IE with them.  Here is how.

Open Internet Explorer and click on File Import and Export…

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This will start up the Import/Export Wizard.  Click Next.

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Since we are saving the bookmarks from this machine choose Export Favorites.  As you can see you can also export cookies and RSS feeds if you want to.  Click Next.

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Your will see your Favorites folder highlighted.  Click Next.

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Now we want to choose a location to store the favorites.  Here I chose a network drive.  You can also save them to a flash drive or a floppy if the file is not too large.  After you have selected a location to store the file click Next.

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Once the Wizard has finished saving the files click OK.  Then click the Finish button. 

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That’s all there is to it!  Now when you go to the new machine just run the Import Export Wizard and choose “Import Favorites” then point to the saved location.