How to Share Bookmarks Between Computers

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Finding websites that have the information you need or just some really cool sites that you want to visit again takes time. So you save these pages as bookmarks, allowing you to go back at any time. Having your bookmarks on another computer makes finding your favorite sites on other computers so much simpler. Whether your Web browser calls them bookmarks, favorites or something else, the browsers allow you to easily share them.

Things You'll Need

  • CD
  • Flash Drive

Firefox

  • Open Firefox, go to the "Bookmarks" menu and choose "Organize Bookmarks." Click on "Import and Backup" and then "Export to HTML." Save the file somewhere.

  • Copy the files from your local hard drive to a CD or flash drive. Locate the file you saved from your bookmarks folder and right-click and choose "Copy." Paste the files onto the CD or flash drive.

  • Move the CD or drive to another computer. Go to the "Bookmarks" menu, in Firefox, choose "Organize Bookmarks." Choose "Import and Backup" and then "Import HTML." Select the bookmark file, click "Import" and the bookmarks will be added.

Internet Explorer

  • Open WIndows Explorer. Right-click on the "Start" menu and choose "Open Internet Explorer." Go to your user folder in the Windows directory. Select the "Favorites" folder.

  • Copy the files from your local hard drive to a CD or flash drive. Locate the file you saved from Favorites folder and right-click and choose "Copy." Paste the files onto the CD or flash drive.

  • Move the CD or drive to another computer. Copy and paste the Favorites to the user folder of the main user on the other computer.

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