Windows 10: How do i transfer Edge Favourites into Internet Explorer?

  1.    11 Mar 2018 #1

    How do i transfer Edge Favourites into Internet Explorer?

    Is it possible to transfer Edge Favourites into Internet Explorer?
    Ive backed up my Edge favourites as a HTML file but if I try and import the file into Internet Explorer it only imports half of the favourites. There is a red cross and it says some settings were not imported successfully..favourites. When I check my favourites some of them are there but lots are missing
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  2.    11 Mar 2018 #2

    Yeah that is weird....Only thing I can suggest would be to import it to another browser(Firefox) from the HTML file from Edge then if it takes in firefox then make another HTML export file from firefox and see if it will work in IE.

    Personally myself I use the HTML export file from Firefox to transfer all my bookmarks to IE & EPIC browsers and it works just fine doing it that way.
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  3. Posts : 927
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       11 Mar 2018 #3

    [This para edited for clarity as suggested by Bree below]
    Have you opened the html file [in Word, for example, or another word processor or, as I prefer to do with awkward files like this, Excel] and looked down to the last successful line to see what is on the next line causing the error?
    • To get there quickly, search for the name of the last Favourite that did get imported correctly.
    • If you find the right place but cannot see anything unusual compared to the adjoining lines then open the html file in Notepad and look in the same place using that instead [Notepad has a search function that will help you].

    I do not use Edge but [speculation only] it might export Favourites that contain special characters in a strange way such as
    being replaced by
    that IE does not know how to handle correctly.

    Last edited by Try3; 11 Mar 2018 at 13:06.
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       11 Mar 2018 #4

    Try3 said: View Post
    Have you opened the html file and looked down to the last successful line to see what is on the next line causing the error? might export Favourites that contain special characters...
    Good luck with that.

    By default .html files are opened in the default browser, so anything 'special' would be translated/ignored, making it difficult to spot errors.

    Opening in a text editor (Notepad/Wordpad) is not much better. There's a lot more besides the urls being exported. Icons are included in every url's entry. It makes it very difficult to read or spot errors as some 90% of the text is of the form:

    ICON="data:image/png;base64,AAABAAEAEBAAAAEAIABoBAAAFgAAACgAAHI0ETA1FMsH6RKAkqSggJ3okJlUQDqeCRipHGIqCBKilHuXrtbvec3dm eTPvX/T7YFcvRlZt689ebIXAH1PxQqG/QaGxxWF4S0aS6EUvbdzyT8GnmsulZfcFrcVaO4cnW9xuqfEoZUQViUx5puhqZkHo9raPYtCh4EQXl56S0jl600xN8iobjvb80T6O scVlrEsGDDM6p48uwf2glJedltMjUBqOpJetjAkr20NSbEIc35N/du3b9f6BLQFYB6f8ejOySAJFA0yI7s7zyDVghWbVf9s52K6Ibgtye5xSzfnXLh4obl39D/J50U1EEOlMvLgoSA7Uu6WX4nlj11Tqfj94t08X4VU5ScKAQYuY2AydwbIcRGBFK2PbaF1q0zitatM9TWrTQkAAAAANOoKLLTqCjK 06goAtatNAbWrTPM1q0zrAAAAADWrTMs1q0z1NatM4MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA....

    (and so on, ad nauseum)

    Turn off Wordwrap, that helps a bit.
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