upgrade IE6 to IE8 will I lose my Favorites?

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January 3, 2010 at 22:57:34
Specs: Windows XP, 2.66GHZ 1.5G
updating from ie 6 to ie 8.....will i loose my favorites?...thx!

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#1
January 3, 2010 at 23:34:52
No

But you can back them up just in case by doing the following
Start > Run > %userprofile% > ok
Right click on Favorites folder and select Copy
Then open your User Documents (or just use your Desktop) and select Paste


Favorites is located at C:\Users\Username\Favorites


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#2
January 4, 2010 at 05:16:19
I suggest installing IE7, not IE8. Your favorites will not be lost.

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#3
January 4, 2010 at 05:27:41
Learn about IE8 here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/In...

Here are the key improvements:

Stay safer online
Browse with more privacy
Visualize your search

Best to go IE8, and always do all Windows Security Updates and Service Packs
I did, and all is well :)


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#4
January 4, 2010 at 16:58:26
Here are the key disadvantages:

- SLOWER than IE7 or Firefox
- more BLOATED than IE7 or Firefox

browser memory usage


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#5
January 4, 2010 at 19:30:55
I've weighed up the differences mentioned
IE8 is still worth informing members to update to
I also state to do all Service Pack updates

Again mine is ok, and millions of users are using IE8
If IE9 came out would you still use IE7? Because if we talking about "bloat" then may as well stick to the insecure IE6 (of which I don't recommend)


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#6
January 4, 2010 at 19:55:31
IE7 is much faster than IE8 or the new firefox and IMO just as safe and secure if you do all the critical updates.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#7
January 4, 2010 at 20:10:08
Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

I do not see any help with posting at Computing.net with that link
Plus it goes to another site, jammed pack full of free downloads
Plus it loads the common google analytical stuff and more things, including this page: http://204.2.183.17/ (create your webpage for free)

The link may be helpful (somewhat)
But it does not HELP in posting on Computing.net


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#8
January 5, 2010 at 05:15:26
I strongly recommend that you get Firefox. It can copy all your favourites from IE if you wish, and has loads of customization options, such as themes and add-ons. An add-on I recommend you to download is AdBlock plus. It blocks most of the ads you see on websites.

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#9
January 6, 2010 at 01:09:40
thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge, and experiences....
might go with ie7 as a backup....

i have firefox and love it, except that the bookmarks cannot all be displayed when i click on what i have saved....i.e. for example i will bookmark this forum, and when i go to click on it after it will have no url saved and will not open for me.. what gives?


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#10
January 6, 2010 at 02:23:52
When I try bookmarking this page using the latest Firefox (as I keep updates on)

The bookmark states: "upgrade IE6 to IE8 will I lose my Favorites?"

What exactly happens when you do this?


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#11
January 6, 2010 at 08:57:07
'Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

I do not see any help with posting at Computing.net with that link
Plus it goes to another site, jammed pack full of free downloads
Plus it loads the common google analytical stuff and more things, including this page: http://204.2.183.17/ (create your webpage for free)

The link may be helpful (somewhat)
But it does not HELP in posting on Computing.net
'

Hi kimsland, I sent you a PM explaining things.

Oh, you said it goes to another site....Hmmmm (WRONG)...it is all on the one site on one page and yes, it's a free site.....I made it to help people like you ;-)
The site is hosted for free. That's why I don't even pay for a domain name for it. CHEERS

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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