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I have a bunch of favorites (bookmarks) from a old machine in folders. How can I import them in windows 7? I don't have a proper exported backup.

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What is the old OS? What browser? Do you have the other machine running at the same time? – Canadian Luke Oct 19 '11 at 22:18
its power supply is fried I had to pull the hardrive not sure what os, windows for sure. vista i think. – Anders Oct 19 '11 at 22:22
What browser? Internet Exxplorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera? Something else? – Canadian Luke Oct 19 '11 at 22:26
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If you can get access to the disk, the Windows favorite are stored in

c:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Favorites 



Depending on your version of Windows. You can just copy the shortcut files to the same location on your new machine.

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