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    I made a point of making sure I had backup copies of the favorites along with everything else I might need on an external disk prior to wiping my C: drive and installing a clean version of Win7 64-bit.

    Now I can't figure out how to get the favorites settings into IE8 which was loaded with the Win7.

    Can anyone tell me how to do this or have any ideas to attempt?

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    You could replace the contents of your IE8 Favorites folder in Windows 7 with that of you XP favorites.
    Do not replace the actual "Favorites" folder itself, only the contents.

    You will need to know where the favorites root folder is located, usually C:\Users\*YourUserName*\Favorites.
    Ensure you have administrative permissions when accessing. You may also need to "unhide" protected operating system files.

    Copy and paste links, folders, and subfolder from your old favorites (that you have in backup) into the new Windows 7 favorites folder. Assuming you have an easily accessable backup on CD/DVD, or USB stick or drive.
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    Actually when you clean install Win 7 over your original XP partition (do not format the partition) the Win 7 installation will create a folder in the root directory (C Drive) called windows.old. You can open this folder as any other folder. This folder contains the old win XP. Simply copy all the favorites to the new favorites folder. As Clint states do not copy the entire folder, just the contents of the folder. This is a far easier route to regain your data.
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    In IE8, use the Favorites Bar. Press the Favorites icon, then press the arrow next to " Add to favorites", click on "Import and export", follow the dialog.

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    Thanks for the replies. Iíve everything in this area working fine now. I used your suggestions Clint.

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