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Is there a way to save my 'Favorites' in case of a system crash?

Is there a way to save my ‘Favorites’ in case of a system crash?


Favorites is just a folder on your machine. In Windows XP it’s probably in
c:\documents and settings\-username-\Favorites, where
“-username-” is replaced with the name you used to log into Windows. Copy that
directory and its subdirectories off somewhere, and it’s been saved.

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However, if you’re worried about a system crash then you may want to consider backing up
more than your favorites.

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10 comments on “Is there a way to save my 'Favorites' in case of a system crash?”

  1. Yes, I know of a way to access favorites from any computer and its free at I can also save links and password hints so I never have to e-mail for lost passwords. I have gone through several hard drives on my personal computer but have never lost my links and favorates that I have at

  2. but if you do it this way, it keeps asking if we want to skip or try again….so we ultimately have to skip….new to this —so we don’t get to save all of them going to the C drive JO

  3. Smiple they are just small files and folders. Just create a new folder on your desktop then drag and drop them into that folder. Now copy the folder to a CD or floppy or print them out.

  4. I was making backup copies of files. Unbeknown to me when I click and drag on my laptop I must hold down the ctrl key to drag a copy otherwise it moves the file. This works different from my home PC and as a result I inadvertently cut the favourites out of the system. How do I paste a copy back where it belongs?

  5. Note that all of the above applies to Internet Explorer only. Each browser stores its Favorites and other data in its own folders. For example, Firefox stores most of its user data in a “profile” folder that isn’t quite as easy to find (on my system it is in C:\Documents and Settings\David\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mmnxipb2.default and much of the data is stored in SQLITE database files, which can not ony be backed up but also can be individually edited using any freeware SQLITE database manager program).


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