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Backing Up Bookmarks and Favorites

It's a good idea to save your bookmarks in case you get a new computer or upgrade your browser. Follow the instructions below to back up your bookmark file or import the saved bookmark file into your browser in Internet Explorer 5.0 + and Netscape 7. If are using an older browser, contact Libhelp for assistance.


Back up Favorites:
  • Under File, select Import and Export.
  • You will see the Import/Export Wizard. Click Next at the welcome screen.
  • Click on Export Favorites and Next.
  • Highlight the Favorites folder and click Next.
  • Click the radio button next to Export to a file or address.
  • Save the file.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • You will see a message, "Successfully Exported Bookmarks".
  • Click OK.
Back up Favorites Tutorial

Import Favorites From a Saved File:
  • Under File, select Import and Export.
  • You will see the Import/Export Wizard. Click Next at the welcome screen.
  • Click on Import Favorites and Next.
  • Click the radio button next to Import from a file or address, then click on Browse.
  • Navigate to the place you saved your bookmarks and click on the bookmark.htm file.
  • Click Next.
  • Highlight the Favorites folder and click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • You will see a message, "Successfully Exported Bookmarks".
  • Click OK.
Import Favorites Tutorial
Back up Bookmarks:
  • Click on Bookmarks on the toolbar.
  • Click on Manage Bookmarks.
  • Under Tools, click Export.
  • Save the file.
Backup Bookmarks Tutorial

Import Bookmarks From a Saved File:
  • Click on Bookmarks on the toolbar.
  • Click on Manage Bookmarks.
  • Under Tools, click Import.
  • Navigate to the folder containing the bookmark file.
  • Double click on the bookmark.htm file.
Import Bookmarks Tutorial