Windows 10: IE refuses to import favorites file from any location Solved

  1.    22 Aug 2015 #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 : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       22 Aug 2015 #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.    24 Aug 2015 #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 : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       24 Aug 2015 #4

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

    Do these show in Favorites in Internet Explorer?
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  5.    24 Aug 2015 #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 : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       24 Aug 2015 #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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