Backup Your Favorites (Bookmarks) – Video Tip

Many years ago, I shared with you how to back up your address book. We have talked about how to back up your favorites, but never written it down. This tip will walk you through saving your favorite places in case of a disaster. Even if you have thousands of favorites, they will easily fit on a floppy disk (if you still have one) or better still, a USB Flash drive.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click File from the menus
  3. Click Import/Export
  4. Click Next
  5. Click Export Favorites
  6. Click Next twice
  7. Click the Browse button and choose your flash drive or whatever drive you are saving the favorites to
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Finish

Mozilla Firefox 3.0

  1. Start Firefox
  2. Click Bookmarks –>  Organize Bookmarks from the menus
  3. Click Import and Backup
  4. Click Export HTML
  5. Choose where to save the bookmarks
  6. Click Save

Mozilla Firefox 2.0

  1. Start Firefox
  2. Click Bookmarks –>  Manage Bookmarks from the menus
  3. Click File –> Export from the menus
  4. Choose where to save the bookmarks
  5. Click Save

AOL

  1. Start AOL
  2. Click the Favorites menu, and click Favorite Places
  3. Click the Save/Replace button. The Save and Replace Your Favorite Places screen will appear
  4. Click Save the Favorite Places for your current screen name
  5. Click Ok. The Save As dialog box will appear
  6. Choose where to save the favorite places
  7. Click Save

If you need to restore your favorites for any of these browsers, follow all the same steps as above except use the Import function instead of Export. For a visual tour of this tip, watch the video below:

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