Windows 10: Export Favorites or Copy to USB

  1.    08 Feb 2017 #1

    Export Favorites or Copy to USB

    I am transferring Favorites in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 computer to a Windows 10 computer.

    Is it better to export them to a USB Drive or use Windows Explorer and just copy them?

    Thanks, cb
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       08 Feb 2017 #2

    Hello abredt, :)

    I find it easier to just copy your %UserProfile%\Favorites folder as a backup of your IE Favorites.
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  3.    08 Feb 2017 #3

    I'm not familiar with the %UserProfile%\Favorites notation.
    Does that mean go to my username in Windows Explorer, then Favorites?
    Thanks, cb
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       08 Feb 2017 #4


    %UserProfile% is an environmental variable that is the same as the "C:\Users\<user-name>" folder of the current user.
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