Moving AOL favorites to IE?


Old 11-07-04, 09:30 PM
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Moving AOL favorites to IE?

Does any one know how to move AOL favorites (pfc) to Internet explorer?
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Old 11-07-04, 09:52 PM
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Hello: wtfdissux

Several ways that can be done.
First, right click the mouse in an open area on the desk top.
Select new, than select folder. Folder will appear on desk top. Title that folder. Right click on folder, select rename and retitle folder.

Open any existing saved favorites web site. Drag and drop the address in the address bar, onto that new folder and release mouse. Web site will appear as a short cut in that folder.

Another way is to locate the AOL folder in the files and folders file under AOL in the system. Use start menu, find files and folders. Drag and drop to desktop. Call AOL as ask for help but do not mention the reason...

Right Click the My Computer dest top icon. Select explore and expand the programs list. Locate the AOL folder and drag and drop the favorites folder onto the desk top.

That folder will than appear on the desktop. Contain your favorites as short cut links that can be clicked on once connected to the net via any ISP.

Window that opens has to be moved slightly to expose the desktop so address or folder being moved can be dropped into desk top folder or files from AOL containing favorites can be dropped into desk top folder.

I'm sure the computer pros can provide you with other means to accomplish the same tasks. Check back on your question several more times. We can all learn more from a pro.

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Old 11-08-04, 09:42 PM
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the problem is the only way i have been able to locat them is to save the favorites file (.pfc) to my desk top however the only way to open them is with aol i have seen sites witch can transfer mail newsgroups etc from one to another but all i need is a way to open the files and import them to IE
Old 11-11-04, 03:38 PM
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Problems Opening Pages

That's because you are not saving www sites.
Some of the favorites will only open when aol is running and or only when inside the aol file. Not from the desktop or from any other ISP but aol

Those that need aol are aol only intra net sites.

Internal sites and pages (intranet) to aol and exclusive to only aol.
Not internet sites on the www.
Huge difference.
Companies use intra net sites and pages.
Which come directly off their own servers, not from the inter-net (www)

Two types: to the company and or organization. (Not on the www)

Thus, no intra net provided by aol will work on any other system.
Same applies to all ISP's that have intra net pages.
Not exclusively an aol situation.

Any ISP's software works the same.
Solution. Do not use any ISP's software.

"Dump The Training Wheels"
Get an ISP whom allows a connection to the www only.
Have to ask to get a connection only. ISP will help set it up.
Than use windows programs exclusively...........

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