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Backing Up Your Browser’s Favorites/Bookmarks

Posted in Uncategorized by 100dollarbill on January 11, 2006

January is a good time to clean-up your computer and back-up important files. One easy but important item to back-up periodically is your browser’s “Favorites” (when using Internet Explorer) or “Bookmarks” (when using Firefox, Safari, or Netscape). Here’s how to export and save these files:

Exporting Favorites From Your Internet Explorer 6.0 Browser When Using Windows XP Home Edition

  1. With Internet Explorer open, click your cursor arrow on the “File” menu and drop down to “Import and Export.” The Import/Export Wizard will start.
  2. Click on the “Next” button.
  3. Choose “Export Favorites” from the list of actions to perform and click “Next.”
  4. Select the “Favorites” folder for exporting and click “Next.”
  5. Choose a destination for your exported favorites by clicking on the “Browse” button. Give the exported favorites file a name and select a destination for it.
  6. Click the “Save” button and then click on the “Next” button.
  7. Now click on the “Finish” button.

Exporting Bookmarks From Your Firefox 1.0 Browser When Using Windows XP Home Edition Or Macintosh OS X

  1. With Firefox open, click your cursor arrow on the Bookmarks menu and drop down to “Manage Bookmarks.” The “Bookmarks Manager” window will appear.
  2. Click your cursor arrow on the “File” menu and drop down to “Export.” The “Export bookmark file:” dialog box will appear.
  3. Give your file a name and select a destination for it.
  4. Click the “Save” button. Close the “Bookmarks Manager” window.

Exporting Bookmarks From Your Safari 2.0 Browser When Using Mac OS X

  1. With Safari open, click your cursor arrow on the “File” menu and drop down to “Export Bookmarks.” The “Export Bookmarks” dialog box will appear.
  2. Give your file a name and select a destination for it.
  3. Click the “Save” button.

Exporting Favorites From Your Netscape 7.2 Browser When Using Windows XP Home Edition Or Macintosh OS X

  1. With Netscape Navigator open, click your cursor arrow on the “Bookmarks” menu and drop down to “Manage Bookmarks.” The “Bookmark Manager” window will appear.
  2. Click on the “Tools” menu and drop down to “Export…” The “Export Bookmark File” dialog box will appear.
  3. Give your file a name and select a destination for it.
  4. Click the “Save” button and then close the “Bookmark Manager” window.
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