Originally Posted by Debby
You can copy your Favorites to a floppy, to then use them with a new computer. We just did this a couple of days ago to send our desktop favorites to our new laptop.
We are doing this from memory, so if the chain we give you breaks down because we miss something, send us a PM and we will sort it out.
First, put a new properly formatted floppy disk in your floppy drive. (If you have a gillion favorites you may need more than one floppy to do this).
Then get out of anything you have running which gobbles up memory. That is, your should see only your desktop on the screen. This is not theoretically necessary, but as you define your situation it is possible that you might be having a memory problem, and that could cause you a problem.
We are assuming that you are using Internet Explorer. If not, go no further. We will also assume you have a hard disk drive labeled â€œC,â€ and a floppy disk drive labeled â€œA.â€ If this latter assumption is incorrect you will have to adjust our disk designations.
("LC" = Left Click; "RC = Right Click)
LC "Start," at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, most likely
Slide your cursor up to â€œProgramsâ€
Slide cursor to the right, and up or down, until you put it on â€œWindows Explorerâ€
LC on â€œWindows Explorerâ€
You should see two columns. In the left column move your cursor down to the â€œ+â€ sign in a box next to the â€œWindowsâ€ folder.
LC on the â€œ+â€ sign
The column to the left will change to display the folders in â€œWindowsâ€
RC on the â€œFavoritesâ€ folder
Move your cursor to â€œSend To â€
Move your cursor to the right and LC on â€œ3-1/2 Floppy (A)â€
You should see a window pop up reflecting that your Favorites are being copied to the floppy drive. If your computer asks for another floppy because it has filled up, just follow the script.
Now exit Windows Explorer and call up your desktop. Double-LC on â€œMy Computer.â€
Double-LC on â€œ3-1/2 Floppy (A).â€ You should now see a folder labeled â€œFavorites.â€ Double-LC on â€œFavorites,â€ and you will see a list of your Favorite Folders, which have been copied to the floppy. Double-LC on any one of these folders and you will see your Favorites which reside in that particular folder.
If you see them all, everything is cool. If not, not â€“ then drop me a PM and let me know the problem.
If all is well, and you find your Favorite folders, with your Favorites in the folders, put this floppy away safe, away from your computer and any other source of magnetism. You will need it when you get your new computer up and running. At that point,
Get your new computer up on the Internet, and put the floppy you have made in your new floppy drive. Then go thru the drill just above in (2) again. Double-LC on any individual Favorite on the floppy and you will call up that web site. You can then save that web site as a Favorite on your new computer.
We suspect that there is a way of dumping them all on the new computer at once, possibly with Windows Explorer, but we have not been able to do that successfully. If a TCSâ€™er knows how to do this, please share it with us. We always keep a list of favorites on a floppy in case of a computer crash, which can happen for any one of a multitude of reasons.
We are sure there must be other ways to do this, Debby. There always are several ways to do something in Windows, but this works for us, and we hope it works for you. If not, drop us a PM and we will work on it. Samwise promises he will do his best.
All the best,