Restore Favorites

Now that you have your favorites backed up to a data stick, you can restore them to your original computer, or put them on another computer that you might be using at home or work. Here is how you restore your favorites files on a computer.

If you are restoring your favorites using Internet Explorer 6:

1. Open Internet Explorer 6.

2. In the menu bar, click on “File” and then click on “Import and Export…”

3. This will start the Import/Export Wizard. On the first page, click the “Next” button.

4. Click on “Import from a file or address” to select it, then click on the “Browse…” button.

5. In the browse window that appears, find the section at the very top of the window that says “Save in” and click on the down arrow to view the list of locations. Find your removable disk, and click on it to select it, then click on the “Save” button.

6. This will take you back to the wizard. Click “Next” to continue.

7. On the next page of the wizard, you need to chose where to save your favorites. I usually just click on the “Favorites” folder at the top of the list, then click “Next”.

8. Click the “Finish” button to start the import, then click on the “OK” button to complete the process.

To restore your favorites using Internet Explorer 7 in Windows XP:

1. Open Internet Explorer 7. Your favorites are now accessed by clicking on a small yellow star in the upper left portion of the window. Click on the smaller yellow star that has a green cross over it. A menu will drop down, click on “Import and Export…” in that menu.

2. The Import/Export Wizard window will open. On the first page, click “Next”.

3. On the second page of the wizard, click on “Import Favorites” and then click “Next”.

4. On the Third page of the wizard, click to select “Import from a file or address” and then click the “Browse…” button.

5. In the browse window that appears, find the section at the very top of the window that says “Look in” and click on the down arrow to view the list of locations. Find your removable disk, and click on it to select it, then click on the “Open” button.

6. This will take you back to the wizard. Click on “Next” to continue

7. On the next page of the wizard, click on the folder you want your favorites to be imported to. Usually the top folder named Favorites is the best choice. Click “Next” to continue.

8. Click on the “Finish” button to start the import, and then click on the “OK” button to complete the process.

To restore your favorites using Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista:

1. Open Internet Explorer 7. Open your favorites menu by clicking on the smaller yellow star that has a green cross over it. A menu will drop down, click on “Import and Export…” in that menu.

2. The Import/Export Wizard window will open. On the first page, click “Next”.

3. On the second page of the wizard, click on “Import Favorites” and then click “Next”.

4. On the Third page of the wizard, click to select “Import from a file or address” and then click the “Browse…” button.

5. In the “Select Bookmark File” window that appears, click on “Computer” in the left hand column. If “Computer” is not visible, click on the “More” button and then click on “Computer” from the list that appears.

6. Click on your removable disk on the right hand side of the window to select it, then click on the “Open” button at the bottom of the window.

7. Click once on your bookmark file, then click “Open” again.

8. This will take you back to the wizard. Click on “Next” to continue

9. On the next page of the wizard, click on the folder you want your favorites to be imported to. Usually the top folder named Favorites is the best choice. Click “Next” to continue.

10. Click on the “Finish” button to start the import, and then click on the “OK” button to complete the process.

Elizabeth

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