Windows 10: Can't Get Favorites onto New Compt


  1. Posts : 50
    W10 Home x64
       09 Nov 2015 #1

    Can't Get Favorites onto New Compt


    I followed the steps I found, but it didn't work. From old W8 laptop onto a usb, then onto new W10 laptop. It says finished, and "you have successfully.........". But then I check and they are not there.
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  2. Posts : 3,232
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       09 Nov 2015 #2

    I usually use the Export feature and save the result as an .htm or .html file then use that for the source for the Import. Nice thing is that file can be put on a Thumb/Flash drive and opened in any browser without needing to Import. Only problem I've seen is sometimes the process doesn't properly recognize the Folders I've categorized links into but the links are all available, double-click one to open the page.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3
       09 Nov 2015 #3

    Chrome has them stored. Redo add favorites. Think i.e. has them sitting in the cloud.
    In settings for chrome, sign in and the favorites should transfer to the browser.
    For some reason I am able to recover most of my favorites. Some reason!

    From your old HDD copy %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ to your new drive after installing chrome.
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  4. Posts : 50
    W10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2015 #4

    I forgot to say this is both with Internet explorer. The tutorials do not have transferring from IE W8 to IE W10
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       10 Nov 2015 #5

    I did it just now. You have to export favorites, feeds and cookies one after the other onto the USB. the default is documents so you have to navigate to the usb stick three times. Then you have to import all three back to the win 10 internet explorer. It didn't work perfectly for me I lost one link. I didn't have any feeds saved and the export failed the first time because I didn't chose to export nothing (insert Seinfeld joke). So export it all and then you should be able to inport it all. Good luck.
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