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  1.    02 Jul 2018 #1


    I have an older PC with Windows 7 on it. I have collected "Favorites" over the years and have over 100 entries in my "Favorites". Is there any way to copy those the Windows 7 Pc into a Windows 10 PC?
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  2.    02 Jul 2018 #2

    This is a browser issue. Please repost with the name of the browsers and which computer each is on. Be advised that it is not always possible to transfer favorites between different browsers.

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  3.    02 Jul 2018 #3

    Which sort of favourites are these? IE? Firefox? Some other browser? Or some other sort of favourites altogether?

    Internet research will help you in what is possible between different browsers and the means to do that.

    Note: the question only arises if you are not upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10 on the same PC; i.e. you're talking about a clean install of Win 10 or a different physical PC.
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  4.    02 Jul 2018 #4

    There is a free program called FavBrowser that will save everything from Chrome or firefox. I have both browser favorites saved. Only thing is I am not sure if it will work on Win 7 and be able to import to Win 10.
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  5. Posts : 1,134
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       02 Jul 2018 #5


    If you mean Favorites created by IE then they are independent .url files and may simply be copied across just as you might copy your other files across [Word files, Excel files, ...].

    The default location on both Win7 & Win10 is the same - %UserProfile%\Favorites [or %UserProfile%\Favourites] - so you can copy them there and IE will pick them up without any further action being necessary.

    In Windows 10, you can continue to use IE in which case you will not really notice any difference in your use of Favorites.
    - Several websites have stopped supporting IE because it lacks the capabilities of more modern browsers.
    - IE is, in effect, in an 'extended support period' during which security patches are issued but no functional changes are being made.

    In Windows 10, the default browser is MS Edge. This behaves in a different way from IE and handles Favorites differently.
    - There are several TenForums threads that can help you with Edge.
    - You can import your current Favorites into Edge but it will then keep them in its own database instead of as independent .url files.
    - Once you have imported your Favorites into Edge, the original .url files that you imported from will not get updated as you add/delete/modify them in Edge.
    - I have not yet changed to Edge because of this difference.
    - Beware of old threads that refer to a folder in which Edge keeps its Favorites. It stopped doing that several versions ago.

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  6.    03 Jul 2018 #6

    Thanks Try3. That is exactly what I needed to know.
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       03 Jul 2018 #7

    If you have not done so, it would be wise to export the Win 7 Favorites to Documents via html file and transfer to other system as backup.
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  8.    04 Jul 2018 #8

    torre I have the Favorites on the Windows 7 PC saved as a WinRAR file on a thumb drive and can easily move to the Windows 10 PC.

    Thanks to all
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  9. Posts : 1,134
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       04 Jul 2018 #9

    torre said: View Post
    If you have not done so, it would be wise to export the Win 7 Favorites to Documents via html file and transfer to other system as backup.
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  10. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       04 Jul 2018 #10

    Try3 said: View Post

    If they are very important as you state, just as a backup (personal opinion only).
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