Backup Favorites in Internet Explorer
To backup your favorites, open Internet Explorer and go to Favorites > Drop Down Menu > Import and Export… (the exact menu path here depends on your version of Internet Explorer - this guide is written for IE 8).
In Internet Explorer 8 you will be given three options:
- Import from another browser
- Import from a file
- Export to a file
To backup favorites in Internet Explorer, select Export to a file.
Upon clicking Next, you will be given a further choice, this time of what to export. To backup your Favorites, ensure the box is checked – you might also opt to save your RSS/Atom Feeds and even Cookies. Click Next to continue.
The following screen allows you to select which folder of your Favorites you want to backup. If you have previously organized your favorite website bookmarks, this will allow you to either choose all or a subset of these sites.
Continue by clicking Next; you will then be able to save your bookmark.htm backup file to any location. You can even change the name of the backup. Depending on the number of favorites stored on your computer, this will take from a few seconds to a few minutes.