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How to Import or Export Internet Explorer Favorites with HTM file in Windows 10

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Keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Internet Explorer. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Internet Explorer that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

You can export your favorites from Internet Explorer to a .htm file as a backup that you can use to import your favorites in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, etc... web browsers.

This tutorial will show you how to import or export your Internet Explorer favorites with a .htm or .html file in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Your account's favorites for Internet Explorer are saved in the %UserProfile%\Favorites folder by default. You can copy and paste these.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Export Favorites from Internet Explorer to a .htm File
  • Option Two: To Import Favorites to Internet Explorer from a .htm or .html File







Internet Explorer Favorites - Import or Export with HTM in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Internet Explorer Favorites - Import or Export with HTM in Windows 10
To Export Favorites from Internet Explorer to a .htm File

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. In Internet Explorer, click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Import and export. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select (dot) Export from a file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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4. Check Favorites, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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5. Select Favorites to export all favorites, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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6. Browse to where you want to save the bookmark.htm file at, and click/tap on Export. (see screenshots below)
Note   Note
If you like, you could also rename the file extension to .html before clicking on Export.


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7. If you already have a bookmark.htm file at that location, click/tap on Yes to replace it. If you don't want to replace it, then rename the bookmark.htm file at that location first. (see screenshot below)

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8. Click/tap on Finish when the bookmark.htm file has been successfully exported. (see screenshot below)

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Internet Explorer Favorites - Import or Export with HTM in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Internet Explorer Favorites - Import or Export with HTM in Windows 10
To Import Favorites to Internet Explorer from a .htm or .html File

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. In Internet Explorer, click/tap on File (menu bar), and click/tap on Import and export. (see screenshot below)

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Name:	Internet_Explorer_Import-Export_htm-1.png 
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3. Select (dot) Import from a file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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4. Check Favorites, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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5. Browse to and select the .htm or .html file you want to import, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

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6. Select Favorites to import to, and click/tap on Import. (see screenshot below)

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7. You may sometimes see this below until it's finished importing the .htm or .html. You would jsut need to let it sit, and not click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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8. Click/tap on Finish when the .htm or .html file has been successfully imported. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn