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« on: February 12, 2006, 12:29:44 am »

I've recenttly redone my computer but rather than formatting my hardrive I just dropped in a second one and moved my old one to secondary... I rarely use firfox but just realized I have [had] some bookmarks I need to recover... where would they be?


Found them!
F:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\okdfsqj7.default\bookmarks.html

I think the IE way is better though
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 01:34:20 am »

I think they've found your clips.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2006, 02:51:57 am »

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I think the IE way is better though
Does IE allow you to backup/restore them through an interface?
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2006, 04:03:14 pm »

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I think the IE way is better though
You mean, create a directory that no application has any right to creating (%SETTINGSDIR%\Favorites, or a different name depending on computer locale (!!!)), then put a small binary file in there in a weird and platform-specific format (shell symlink), or perhaps a renamed INI file, again in a werid format - and share that same directory with, among other things, Visual Studio's favourite directories?

Yeah, right ...
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2006, 08:07:37 pm »

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Does IE allow you to backup/restore them through an interface?
Yes

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You mean, create a directory that no application has any right to creating (%SETTINGSDIR%\Favorites, or a different name depending on computer locale (!!!)), then put a small binary file in there in a weird and platform-specific format (shell symlink), or perhaps a renamed INI file, again in a werid format - and share that same directory with, among other things, Visual Studio's favourite directories?

Yeah, right ...
I might be missing something here but doesn't IE favourites are nothing but shortcuts to the URL..? Which normally resides in

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Favorites
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2006, 08:32:33 pm »

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Where?
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2006, 08:34:46 pm »

Open IE. File --> Import and Export
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2006, 08:38:13 pm »

Just checking

(should be in the organise favourites window.........)
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2006, 09:29:00 pm »

Well the important thing is they are there
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2006, 11:50:49 pm »

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I might be missing something here but doesn't IE favourites are nothing but shortcuts to the URL..? Which normally resides in

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Favorites
Well ... yeah. The shell symlinks are from Visual Studio, which thinks it has to use the same directory.

Which is why the idea is stupid. The thing should be in
%APPSETTINGSDIR%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Favorites
to avoid interference with other applications.
(Where APPSETTINGSDIR is C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data on a typical English Windows installation. Of course, on mine it's C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\USERNAME\Applikationsdaten. Whatever possessed MS to localize their directory structure?)
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006, 12:24:07 am »

Isn't there a system variable called %FAVOURITES% or something like that..!
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006, 05:32:21 pm »

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Does IE allow you to backup/restore them through an interface?

Windows explorer & a bat file x-copy
I have routines that keep them synched betwwen my personal desktop & my thumbdrive & my work desktop... plus having them on my thumb drive gives me access to them anywhere
But, the same could be done with the FF bookmarks.html, and it is just the one file so is fast as [something that is fast] BUT... I have a ton of favorites and the win exporer directory system makes it easy to drill down on the ones I am looking for and not drill the ones I am not wantign to see.
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