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I switched from Earthlink dial up to Charter cable. I want to un~install Earthlink now. Will I lose my Favorites? My default homepage is Yahoo.

Thanks, Bee:icon_roll

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Usually your favorites are attached to the browser that you are using.

 

To be on the safe side, most browsers allow you to export them as well (as a way of backing them up). You should be able to go to file - import and export or while you have your bookmarks opened it might be in file - export

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Usually your favorites are attached to the browser that you are using.

 

To be on the safe side, most browsers allow you to export them as well (as a way of backing them up). You should be able to go to file - import and export or while you have your bookmarks opened it might be in file - export

 

yup your right on the browser part If you are using IE 6 or IE 7 don't worry about backing them up because thats not apart of Earthlink and they will remain there.

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While you don't need to do the backup because of changing your ISP it is a very good idea to make that a part of you normal backup set. You should also consider doing a backup of your Outlook/Outlook Express info as well. Some people can spend years putting together a treasured list of Favorites (and Contacts in their email program) and it can all go south in a heartbeat. Backup is your friend!

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I am using IE 7. They are in my Favorites. I have not yet bookmarked them in Yahoo. Should I, or does it matter?

When I export something, am I just saving it in another file, or am I moving it? I don't want to make any mistakes and lose them. Also, can I save them on a CD? I appreciate all of your help. Thanks ;)

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Basically IE just saves / exports them to an HTML file. You can save this HTML anywhere you would like to. I usually back this up every month just to be on the safe side.

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here is a quick way to back up yr favorites, click on my computer/ click on Local Disk ©/ click on Documents and Settings/ click on your user name/ click on Favorites and there are all your favorite sites! So it's

my computer/C:/Documents and Settings/user name/Favorites..Just make a new folder on your desktop and copy and paste and your done.

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While you don't need to do the backup because of changing your ISP it is a very good idea to make that a part of you normal backup set. You should also consider doing a backup of your Outlook/Outlook Express info as well. Some people can spend years putting together a treasured list of Favorites (and Contacts in their email program) and it can all go south in a heartbeat. Backup is your friend!

 

amen, brutha! :cool:

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I will try this because I was having trouble exporting it to another file that I had made. Bee :)

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I will try this because I was having trouble exporting it to another file that I had made. Bee :)

 

 

Good luck in the exporting.

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Good luck in the exporting.

 

I never do any exporting I think it's quicker to do it the other way.

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Tony, I followed your instructions and when I got to the Favorites folder, it was empty. :rolleyes:

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Tony, I followed your instructions and when I got to the Favorites folder, it was empty. :rolleyes:

 

You did not lose anything did you?

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No, I haven't moved anything yet.

 

That is good to hear. I know there is a way of moving your favorites but for the life of me I don't remember how I did it.

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Tony, I followed your instructions and when I got to the Favorites folder, it was empty. :rolleyes:

 

Did you click on the right user name because if there is more than one account there will be more user files. Open up your IE 7 and look in your favorites just to make sure they are still there. If your favorites are hidden in the user file then you will have to un-hide them, which I will tell you later once you check what I said.

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I only see one file that says: ALL USERS FILE. In there is a FAVORITES folder. On my top page I clicked on my FAVORITES drop down menu and they are still there. :icon_redf

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you could always download firefox and import your favorites :) no exporting necessary ;)

 

NeO

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I only see one file that says: ALL USERS FILE. In there is a FAVORITES folder. On my top page I clicked on my FAVORITES drop down menu and they are still there. :icon_redf

 

This is how it looks on my pc. When I open Documents and Settings I see two folders. One folder is called All Users and if I go to my favorites in that folder there is nothing there. The other folder is called Tony, if I open that folder I will see my favorite but the icon is a star and in that folder is where my favorite websites are saved. I am using windows xp basic but it should still be the same for all windows xp and above. Here is another way you can do this just open up your IE 7 and open up your favorite and click and hold onto the site page and just drag and drop to your desktop. Then put them into a folder and make another copy of them and move them back to your favorite by having the IE 7 open plus your favorite and just do the drag and drop again. This may take some more time to do but it will work.

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I found it! It said HP OWNER and inside was Favorites with a big star. Funny, that was the only file I didn't open. :tongue:

I made a file for them in my documents for now and also put them on my desktop.

I will un~install Earthlink and let you know what happens. Thanks so much.

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I found it! It said HP OWNER and inside was Favorites with a big star. Funny, that was the only file I didn't open. :tongue:

I made a file for them in my documents for now and also put them on my desktop.

I will un~install Earthlink and let you know what happens. Thanks so much.

 

Yup it's the big Star! lol I thought you were in the wrong folder. Glad you found it.

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No you will not loose any of your favourites. Favourites are stored linked to your web browser. Hence unistalling your web browser will result in loosing favourites.

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