View Full Version : Bookmarks & MSN Explorer

23-10-2008, 03:40 PM
I officially despise MSN Explorer
No way of exporting bookmarks!

Ive been helping a family member with their computer woes, basically he's been using MSN Explorer for the last few years without a problem, until a recent run-in with an IE update seems to have corrupted things.
Long story short, we've re-installed it, and it wont proceed unless he pays for some kind of subscription (Get real!).

My thoughts were to begin using some sort of 3rd party online bookmarking website, perhaps Google's Bookmarks? However I'll admit I dont use Bookmarks (I just search my history in Chrome, or memorize the useful stuff) so Im not exactly "up with the play" when it comes to how to sync bookmarks between multiple PCs

Thoughts / comments / suggestions / recommendations appreciated



23-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Hmm, well in IE you copy the favo(u)rites folder.

FF has a great ad on that allows you to save your bookmarks.

I don't think MSN Explorer has anything of the sort. :(

Maybe you could find it's application data folder and see if there's anything in there?

Speedy Gonzales
23-10-2008, 03:57 PM
It looks like you have to do the above (http://msn.mvps.org/kb/MSN_Export_Favs.htm), then convert it.

Since nothing else can read it

Info above the above Is here (http://www.mainsoft.fr/en/downloads.htm)

23-10-2008, 08:36 PM
I have exported and imported FF bookmarks it really easy to do but never done IE ones but surely you would just copy the favourites folder as they are all stored there, never used msn though

23-10-2008, 10:57 PM
Yeah the MSN Explorer ones are stored Microsoft Server-side somewhere that nobody else has access to, MSN Explorers a right pain to deal with :( No way to export bookmarks, so basically we're going to re-input them 1-by-1.
What would be ideal is if they auto-sync between two machines? Perhaps a web-based Bookmarks option?
If it can work with Chrome, then all the better, but yeah.. Firefox or IE otherwise.

Speedy, never seen that before, looks like it may be possibly the only app on the whole internet to do that if it works :D will give it a whirl tomorrow for sure! Thanks!

23-10-2008, 11:35 PM
FF and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/241

also this may be of interest http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/12/introducing-weave/