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    Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Is there a way that I can change my list of web sites, in my favorites, into the URLs for these web sites?

    I need to do this for these reasons:

    1) Share my favorites with friends. I am thinking about a MS-Word document with a URL and a description.

    2) Backing up my favorites web sites. This way God forbid I do something stupid, I can simply import the file back in.

    3) Steal my friends' favorites. I could run the procedure on my friend's laptops and PCs, and get their favorites if they won't simply share it with me.

    4) I don't have any more needs, but I am sure I'll come up with some.

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Re: Changing my Favorite List into URLs (6.x)

    I just go to the favorites folder using Windows Explorer and copy them to a floppy or other drives.
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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    I to just copy the links to a floppy, but some times I will export them to a HTML file. Just use the Export Wizard that can be found under "File" with on the menu in IE.

    They can also be imported from a exported file, have fun.

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    Re: Changing my Favorite List into URLs (6.x)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> NoBody

    I know about the Import/Export under the File menu in IE, but that simply gives you a list of favorites. Not their <font color=red>URLs</font color=red>.

    So, after exporting the list, how does one extract the URLs of the sites? If this is possible without a lot of human work.

    Thanks again, and I do understand that the beating will not stop until attitudes change. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> David

    But again see my reply to NoBody...

    One of my requests was to:

    <<< 1) Share my favorites with friends. I am thinking about a MS-Word document with a URL and a description. >>>

    Now for the purpose of <<< 2) Backing up my favorites web sites. This way God forbid I do something stupid, I can simply import the file back in. >>>

    Sure this will be ideal, and the question that I have now, is:

    Can I cut and paste these lines from one section of the document to another, so that I can group like web sites together, so for example if I have:

    Line 2. CNN
    Line 17. BBC
    Line 35. Al Jazeerah

    Could I copy all this into Lines 2, 3, and 4? without messing things up?

    Thanks a lot for your advice.

    Wassim

    3) Steal my friends' favorites. I could run the procedure on my friend's laptops and PCs, and get their favorites if they won't simply share it with me.

    4) I don't have any more needs, but I am sure I'll come up with some.

    Thanks in Advance.
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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    See Post 272657 Favorites Home Page and Faves to Go do what you want admirably in real time and they're free.

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    Re: Changing my Favorites List into URLs (6.x)

    So how lazy and how energetic are you feeling? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You do know that Mozilla automnatically stores your bookmarks as an HTML page and that it sets up - by default - links to all your IE Favourites? I have looked at this for a long time, but if you go over to http://www.mozilla.org/ for a free download, you might be able to find yourself a bit of a shortcut. Of course, you would have to play about the HTML after that.

    FWIW my experience is that trying to set up HTML in Word is more trouble than it's worth but YMMV.

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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    The best way to copy different favorites from one machine to another, is to copy the different "Favorites" folders and/or links to a floppy and then copy them from the floppy to the new machine.

    You can make a seperate folder on your machine and place the wanted links in this folder and that is the only folder you will need to copy. Like it has been said before, I do this ALL the time. I no longer save them to floppy, but to my USB "Thumb Drive".

    To make a Word file of these, I would use your favorites to go to the site, copy and past from the "Address pane ito a Word document. Add the short description. This will insure that the Favorites is sill good and you may be able to copy and the description from the page.

    The attached is one that I use for my classes for a CD I make for the students.
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    Re: Changing my Favorite List into URLs (6.x)

    The bookmark.htm file is not a list of the descriptive names, it is a collection of HTML links to your favorites. Would you want only a list of links without the descriptions? I don't think so. Would you like a program that can extract both the descriptions and URLs into a table? Try out the attached Word macro. Please heed its warnings carefully, it's still a beta version.
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    Re: Changing my Favorite List into URLs (6.x)

    If interested, here is yet another Word doc (Word 2K file) that may or may not be useful. Download file & run macro named GetFavoritesList. This VBA sub will loop recursively thru the current user's Favorites folder, list each folder/subfolder, followed by a list of links (by name) & the URL for the link for each valid URL link (as determined by .url file extension) in the folder/subfolder. The URL is inserted as a hyperlink so you can click on it to test link if desired.

    The code uses the Microsoft Scripting Runtime & Windows Script Host to get the Favorites folder path, loop thru the files & folders, and to get the URL from each shortcut. If you have a very large Favorites folder, may take a few seconds to run. Note that when sub runs any existing text in doc is deleted before new list of links is generated. This should work OK if you are using any recent version of Windows - I'm currently using WIN XP but have used similar code in WIN 98 & WIN 2K. If familiar with Word VBA, you can always modify sub to improve formatting, etc; I set folder name/path in bold & indented list of links, otherwise formatting is somewhat generic.

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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    Wassim--

    In Post 338043 by resurrecting (instead of linking for reference) the previous thread on this from July 2003, you began responding on an old thread you searched on this subject--and this gets two threads going at once on the same problem/topic. You raised the question of Faves to Go and Favorite's Home Page and versions of Windows.

    Taking them one at a time--The link for Favorite's Home Page clearly states Favorites Home Page v2.60 for Internet Explorer 6 Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP. You have no trouble with Faves To Go because it was originally designed for Win 2K--and that shouldn't matter anyway. Neil Rubenking says in the Link that it will work for XP and was designed before XP was released. Neil helps direct the research lab for PC Magazine and is a a great contributor.

    Windows XP with very very little exception and a couple gui and feature changes and possibly if any, some MMC and group policy, networking and security additions is essentially the same as 2K and I haven't seen a tweaker yet that is 2K specific, and excludes XP. Besides, Faves to Go and Fave Home Page if anything would be more dependent I would think on your browser version.

    When search finds you an old thread and you have a new one going it is confusing to resurrect the old thread and start posting on that. We don't know which one to respond to because then you put the same problem on two concomittant threads. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> When this happens, it's probably easier to go with the flow. Now your post is the one that seems to be out of context.

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    Re: Changing my Favorit List into URLs (6.x)

    Don't understand. It created the dilemma of the exact same problem on two threads near the top of the list (hardly the first time for that) and everybody else had responded to this current thread. So that's where I thought the flow was and since 3 or four other people had responded to the current one, I was getting questions on the same topic on two threads (one old one new since one post asked me a question based an old thread post. I was trying not to keep two going.

    I started to try to respond on both of them and found myself giving the answer I had (because both of my suggestions do offer hyperlinked favorites and a number of other free features and both clearly work for any NT kernel OS MS has released). The flow was on the newest thread, so maybe the response on the oldest one is out of context. I'm not sure what you mean. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Wassim should have some straight answers to his question about compatibility with Win 2K by now because it exists on both threads and his PM.

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