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How to import internet shortcuts?

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I am setting up a new laptop after a HDD crash. I have copied across my Data, from a back up Ext HD. I have my old IE "favourites", saved in folders as "internet shortcuts", on my new C drive.

Please, how do I get those favourites / bookmarks into FireFox?

I have read elsewhere that I have to import them first into IE, but the method described seems to only allow import of one file at a time. I have c 600 bookmarks.

I am using Win7 Home Premium and Firefox 10.0.01. I have IE9 on this computer.

Thanks

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If you have IE Favorites with a .url file extension then you need to copy those to the Favorites folder in your Windows user account to make IE see then and probably Firefox as well if you want to import IE favorites.

  • C:\Users\<user>\Favorites

If you've used Firefox before and need to restore personal data from Firefox then also see:


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If you have IE Favorites with a .url file extension then you need to copy those to the Favorites folder in your Windows user account to make IE see then and probably Firefox as well if you want to import IE favorites.

  • C:\Users\<user>\Favorites

If you've used Firefox before and need to restore personal data from Firefox then also see:


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Thanks Cor.el, that was the crucial satge I was missing! Have now done it, and have my favourites in FF. Thanks again.