How to Import Favorites to IE 8

By Eric Som

One of the most helpful features in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is the ability to import your favorite links to the Web browser. According to Microsoft, "favorites, also known as bookmarks, are a convenient way to organize and find webpages that you visit frequently." This feature can be beneficial if you find yourself regularly changing computers and you would like the ability to use the same bookmarks you have on several PCs. Given that some Internet users may have quite a few bookmarks, importing your favorites to IE8 can be a big time-saver.

Step 1

Launch IE8 on the computer you are transferring the favorites to, then click on the "Favorites" button located below the address bar on the left side; the "Favorites" button displays a yellow star. You can also open "Favorites" by pressing and holding down both the "Alt" and "C" keys on your keyboard.

Step 2

Click on the "Add to favorites" arrow, then select "Import and Export." You may also open "Import and Export" by pressing and holding down the "Alt" and "Z" keys.

Step 3

Choose the "Import from a file" radio button, if not selected already, then click "Next."

Step 4

Check the "Favorites" check box when the "What would you like to import?" screen opens, then hit "Next."

Step 5

Click the "Browse" button, select the "Favorites" file you would like to import and then select "Next."

Step 6

Choose "Import," then select "Finish." You have successfully imported favorites to IE8.