IE refuses to import favorites file from any location


  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64bit
       #1

    IE refuses to import favorites file from any location


    Edges has them all so why aren't they in IE any more? And why is there no 'export' in Edge? And why does IE refuse to import ? Gee, do you think maybe they really don't want us to use IE any more?
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  2. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    After you copy your Favorites from OPTION ONE, doing steps 1-3 in OPTION TWO is what copies them into IE.

    Please read and follow the steps in the tutorial. It shows you how step by step. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yeah, did that. It just flat does not work. In fact what I'm realizing is that the favorites doesn't work at all in IE. I can't add any new favorites at all. The whole function is broken.
    Last edited by atomheart411; 24 Aug 2015 at 13:28.
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  4. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Double check in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder.

    Do these show in Favorites in Internet Explorer?
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I have no favorites in IE and I can't add any either. But my favorites are in that user folder but as a "Favorites" folder, there is no "Links" folder. But I just now added one and put a copy of the Favorites folder inside. That didn't help. When I go to Edge and try the step of " import from another browser' I get "can't import favorites". which doesn't surprise me since there really aren't any favorites in IE to import. When I try to import into IE I can point to any number of copies I have made of the Favorites folder in various places but then IE asks "pick a destination for this folder" I get a blank bubble that doesn't respond to any clicks or typing.
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  6. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    Just to clarify, you are wanting to import your favorites from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer, correct?

    If so, are you copying the files from OPTION ONE (from Microsoft Edge) to your Links folder?

    If you don't have a Links folder, then use OPTION TWO below to restore it.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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