Solved If I update my 'browser' will I lose all internet shortcuts

July 7, 2020 at 03:11:43
Specs: Windows 7
I keep folders on the desktop of my PC in which I file numerous internet shortcuts ...such as this site. Rumour has it that if I update my Internet Explorer to, say, Microsoft Edge none of those shortcuts will work. If that is the case how do I overcome it.

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July 7, 2020 at 04:35:23
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"none of those shortcuts will work"
Not correct, if you want Edge to be your default browser, check that option during the install & your shortcuts will adjust.

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July 7, 2020 at 11:08:51
1st of all, you should NOT be using Internet Explorer anymore so changing browsers is a good move.

2nd, why are you keeping internet shortcuts in a desktop folder rather than in your Favorites? Any browser you install - Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc - will ask if you'd like to import your Favorites (or Bookmarks). One click & they all transfer to the new browser. I'm not sure how that would work from a folder because I don't store them that way. Maybe a Google search will show you the way?

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July 7, 2020 at 11:18:20
Also... used to be good practice to have as little as possible cluttering up the desktop area, not the least as it requires/uses memory space to maintain them...; and may even have the system constantly checking that they're all there OK, My Mac has a wee bit cpu activity in that regard; although the amount of memory used is of course miniscule (unless you have a really crowded desktop)...

And it makes finding "stuff" on the desktop are a lot easier if there isn't too much clutter?

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July 7, 2020 at 17:52:55
It's a matter of choice, Folder or Favorites. I have been using the folder method for 20 years.

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July 7, 2020 at 18:02:37
How do you import?

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July 7, 2020 at 18:32:54
Not sure what you mean.
Once the shortcut is on the desktop, I just drag it into the appropriate folder.

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July 7, 2020 at 20:35:58
If I recall correctly, when I was using Windows 7, it wanted to
put Favorites EVERYWHERE. So they would be available from
Windows Explorer and seemingly any and every program.

However, I only ever used them in IE, and wherever I could, I
removed or hid them everywhere else.

So I'm not surprised that Favorites would be accessed from the

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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July 7, 2020 at 23:36:53
#1 I will give it a go

#2 Decades ago I decided that I was in charge of my computer and chose to create my own folders rather than have 'favourites', 'documents' and 'pictures' etc forced upon me. OK , so my desktop looks a tad busy but it works.

#4 & #6 Great minds think alike!

Thank you all

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