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    IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Does anyone know of a way to print out the favourites with the URL for each one alongside the site info?
    Also is it possible to save these favourites to disk there are a lot, so would it need to be a Zip disk (i.e does the URL and info take a lot of Bites. Reason for asking the hard drive is going to have to be reformatted. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Just go to FIle | Import and Export and follow the screens. You'll be able to export your Favorites and Cookies (not at the same time) to a text file. That file can be copied anywhere you wish. Then import the file later.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    To print out your favorites with the url, make them into hyperlinks, and give them a web page format that allows you to do several things with them:
    Favorites Home Page is a free download I use. You can also tweak the color of the background/ and the hyperlinks and format the design with a couple clicks.
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    Also from GWE IE Tips:

    FAVORITE URLs

    When you look in the Favorites folder, you see the names assigned to the target URLs, but you don't see the addresses. If you need to get the URL of one of your favorites, choose Favorites, then Organize Favorites. When the window opens, locate the address you're interested in and right-click it. Choose Properties and click the Internet Shortcut tab when the dialog box opens. You'll see the site address in the Target URL text box.


    You can back up your favorites online in addition to saving them to media as Joe showed you with with Blink, Hotlinks, and Clickmarks.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Good call, Joe! <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/yougo.gif> Great feature I forgot about....it is rarely used.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Hi SMBP,

    I have a question on the Favorites Home Page. The default location for creating home page document is C:Program FilesFavorites Home Pagehomepage.html. How to change it to another designated location?

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    You unzip as usual and on the install, you'll get a dialogue box asking where you want to install it, and you choose your destination. I just installed it to "E" and it looks good.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Dennis--

    Also because of its features, Favorites Home Page does a number of things, including providing the URL automatically under the hyperlinked favorite. I like it a lot better than the features of Favorites native to a Windows Operating System,and that includes all the link modifications possible with Windows Favorites before you download it, and its features can be customized. Once you download it , you have to go to it in Programs, and click on "Create Favorites Home Page" (the slide-out in its program listing), and it will make the homepage in a few seconds.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    I like this program. It seems that you found me a treasure. in Windows XP, Internet Explorer's export function does not do a good job. All the website name, with Chinese character, in the Favorites become question mark after being exported to a HTML page. I have been bothered with this problem for a while. Favorites Home Page came to my rescure!

    About changing the default document location, I got an answer from the author as following. We don't need to re-install the program to achieve it.

    Open the file "homepage.ini" in a text editor like Notepad. There should be a shortcut to this file on the Start Menu:

    Start > Programs > Favorites Home Page > homepage.ini

    If not, you can find the file in the directory where you installed FHP. Open the file and find the parameter "Homepage". Type the path to the folder where you want the document created. For example:

    Homepage = C:My Folder

    If you want the document created with a different name, include the new name with the path. For example:

    Homepage = C:My FolderMy Favorites.html

    FHP several other parameters that may be of interest to you. They are all documented in the file "readme.html", under topic [8] How to Customize the Page. There should be a shortcut to this file on your Start Menu as well. If not look in the program folder.

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    Re: IE Favourites (5.5 and 6)

    Thanks for the info Dennis. Hope you enjoy it. The author is accessible and will always help you promptly which is a real plus with useful freeware. This isn't the only app for Favorites but one I like a lot.

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