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    I'm going to install IE 7 on a new installation of XP. I know that the initial XP installation puts IE 6 on the system, which I'll update to IE 7.
    I would like to copy all my IE 7 settings (favorites, profile, etc.) from my other computer to the new IE 7 installation.
    Is there an easy way to do this? Which files do I need to copy?
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    Favorites: Just copy the contents of your favorites folder from/to it's old/new root directory. (located under your user profile) A USB thumb drive may be needed.
    Specific security & browser settings: Make note of them on the machine you'll be copying from and manually add them to the new set up.
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    To find your Favorites.
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2, Type: %userprofile%
    3. Press Enter. An explorer window will open.
    3. Right click on the Favorites folder and select Send To.
    4. Send the folder to your USB drive.

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    Thank you both for responding.
    It looks like you're both saying that I can transfer the Favorites folder, but everything else needs to be entered manually. Is that correct?
    I was hoping for something similar to what I can do with Firefox, i.e., I simply need to replace the Profile folder on the new Firefox installation, and everything matches my old installation. Is this not possible with IE?
    Thanks again.

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    No, it would be nice if IE had something similar to Firefox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Feinstein View Post
    Thank you both for responding.
    It looks like you're both saying that I can transfer the Favorites folder, but everything else needs to be entered manually. Is that correct?
    I was hoping for something similar to what I can do with Firefox, i.e., I simply need to replace the Profile folder on the new Firefox installation, and everything matches my old installation. Is this not possible with IE?
    Thanks again.
    In IE you can export favorites & cookies to files. Then copy the files to the new PC. Use IE to import the files. Beyond that what do you need?

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    I believe you can use the File Settings and Transfer Wizard to do that. It's probably the easiest way. Here you have a good explanation on how to do it.

    This tool allows you to export much more than IE settings, but you can choose just those settings.
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    Thanks you all again for your responses.

    Joe, some of the things I have customized is the toolbar and tab configuration, security, etc. I know can manually configure those again; I was hoping for something faster.

    Rui, I'll check into the File Settings and Transfer Wizard, but it might be just as fast to do it manually.

    Thank you all again.

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