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Missing Favorites when upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 98 ?

Published: Sep 26, 2005
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Problem

After upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows XP, all of the Favorites in Internet Explorer may be missing.

Solution

Your favorites are still intact, but present in a different location. Windows 98 stores the Favorites (*.URL files) in the following location:

%Windir%\Favorites

Windows XP stores the Favorites within the user profile, in the following folder:

%Userprofile%\Favorites

You just need to copy all the shortcuts from the old path to the new. Type the above paths in Start, Run dialog.

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