importing mail and favorites files

Acer / Aspire one zg5
November 27, 2009 at 12:05:29
Specs: XP3, 1.86/2gb
I would like to import my favorites and contacts from my home desktop with vista home premium to my netbook with XP3. What is the best way to do this? Thanks for any help.

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#1
November 27, 2009 at 13:51:33
Your Favorites come from your Internet Service.
(or Browser) I E - Firefox or whatever.
What Internet service are you using?
Your contact come from your email.
What email server are you using?
Without knowing what you have try coping to a CD.

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#2
November 28, 2009 at 19:10:03
The netbook doesn't have any drives.I would like to transfer through my home network. Where are the files located in outlook express 6 for the contact files and the files for the favorites in IE8? Thanks

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#3
November 28, 2009 at 21:32:51
For Outlook Express = Start - Run - Type - wab.exe - OK
That should give you your email address.

I have IE 6 and if I save my Favorites they go to My Documents
and they will be listed as Bookmarks.
Open IE 8 at the left top File - Export - My Favorites - next -
Favorite - next - Just follow through and your Favorites will be
saved in your Documents as Bookmarks.
Copy these files to a CD and transfer to your new
computer to your Documents.
After your files are in your Documents than they
can be Import to their new location.


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#4
November 29, 2009 at 06:02:32
Thanks so far for the help,but as stated my new computer has no cd or dvd drive. I need to transfer the files over my home netwook.Do you know how to do that?

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#5
November 30, 2009 at 07:57:31
Someone with more experience should answer. I had a network
setup for a few day before I disconnected it.
What I remember is with both computers on and the network open, minimize both and using the left click drag the file you
want to the other computer or maybe copy it to the other computer. That's the best I can do, It's been years.
cg
netwook. = I know you misspelled but did you mean Network or Netbook.
Anyway try setting up a network for your 2 computers.
Or
See if it's possible to email to yourself

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#6
December 3, 2009 at 08:29:16

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#7
December 3, 2009 at 08:41:54
...or just copy your user folder to a usb stick and have it over with...

Go My Computer > C drive > Documents and Settings > [your username] and copy the favorites folder to the usb stick. For the Outlook Express files the easiest is to search for *.dbx files, (remember to search in hidden files and folders), then just copy the files to the usb stick as well.

When copying the stuff from the usb stick to your second computer, put the files in the same folders as where you grabbed them from.

For favorites: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]
For Outlook Express: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local settings\Application Data\Identities\[a friggin long combination of letters and numbers]\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Note that some of the above folders are hidden, so turn on view for hidden files and folders through control panel > folder options > view

Overwrite all files on the second computer, unless you want to save any mails you've got there already.


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