How Can I Copy My Favorites Folder?

By Craig Witt

All modern editions of Microsoft Windows include a Favorites folder that contains the bookmarks and bookmark folders created in Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you want to move your bookmarks from one computer to another, locating this folder and copying it to a disc or USB drive is often the simplest way to do so. Once you know how to find the Favorites folder, copying it to another location becomes a very quick task.

Step 1

Double-click the desktop icon labeled "Computer." This icon is labeled "My Computer" in Windows XP and earlier editions of Windows.

Step 2

Double-click the C-drive icon.

Step 3

Double-click the "Users" folder. This folder is labeled "Documents and Settings" in Windows XP and earlier editions of Windows.

Step 4

Locate the folder name that corresponds to the user whose bookmarks you want to copy. Double-click the folder to open it.

Step 5

Right-click "Favorites" and select "Copy." You can now copy the folder to a disc drive or another location on your computer by right-clicking in a folder window and selecting "Paste."