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How to backup and restore Internet Explorer Favorites / Bookmarks ?

How to restore Internet Explorer Favorites / Bookmarks?

Now since we are done backing up or exporting Internet Explorer Favorites/bookmarks, we will learn on how to import them back to Internet Explorer if you loose your bookmarks, change your PC, etc..

Step 1: Click on Star or Favorites icon towards the top left corner of the page, then click the small arrow pointing down and then click on Import and Export :

1) Navigate to Import and Export

1) Navigate to Import and Export

 

Step 2 : Tick/Check Import from a file and click next :

2) Click Import from a file

2) Click Import from a file

 

Step 3 : Tick Favorites, you can optionally tick Feeds if you also want to import your news Feeds backup (if you did create news feed backup previously) – or just leave Favorites ticked and the rest unticked and click Next :

3) Tick Favorites

3) Tick Favorites, and Feeds- only if you took backup of feeds previously

 

Step 4 : Browse to the location where you saved the backup copy of your favorites, choose the backup file, open it and click Next :

4) Browse and choose the backup file and click Next

4) Browse and choose the backup file and click Next

 

Step 5 : Click and highlight Favorites and click Next :

5) Click and highlight Favorites and click Next

5) Click and highlight Favorites and click Next

 

Step 6 (Optional) :  Browse to the location where you saved the backup copy of your news feeds, choose the backup file, open it and click Next (If you didn’t choose feeds in Step 3 of this guide, you won’t get this screen) :

6) Browse to the location of backup copy of feeds and click Next

6) Browse to the location of backup copy of feeds and click Next

 

Step 7 (Optional) : Click and highlight Feeds and click Next (If you didn’t choose feeds in Step 3 of this guide, you won’t get this screen) :

Click and highlight Feeds and click Next (If you didn't choose feeds in Step 3 of this guide, you won't get this screen) :

7) Click and highlight Feeds and click Next (If you didn’t choose feeds in Step 3 of this guide, you won’t get this screen) :

 

Step 8: Click Finish:

Click Finish

8) Click Finish

 

That’s it, you are done exporting your bookmarks/favorites and optionally news feeds from the backup you created previously.

You can also read guides on How to Backup and Restore Bookmarks in Google Chrome ? and How to backup and restore Firefox Bookmarks ?

Soon I will be writing a guide on How to Reset Internet Explorer? Please do keep coming back to this site for updates.

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