Backup or restore Internet Explorer bookmarks

To backup the favorite bookmarks in Internet Explorer(IE) 5:
  1. Start IE and in the menu File select the item Import and Export...
  2. Select to Export Favorites
  3. Select what folder(Includes subfolders) to export
  4. Select Export to a File or Address and select a location where to save the HTML file which will contain the favorites
To restore the favorite bookmarks in IE5:
  1. Start IE and in the menu File select the item Import and Export...
  2. Select to Import Favorites
  3. Select Import from a File or Address and browse to the location with the HTML file which contains the favorites.
To see/change the location of the Favorites Folder (Easier to use Tweak UI):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Shell Folders]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \User Shell folders]
Favorites = "C:\Windows\Favorites"

More Info MS KB158787
More Info MS KB167124

Updated: 23 September 2007

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