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    Angry [SOLVED] Importing My Favourites

    Is there any way to import My Favourites (IE6) into Firefox (convert to Bookmarks) if you haven't exported them to a HTML file? Having just upgraded from Windoze to Ubuntu, I have my old 'favourites' folder full of .url files that Firefox won't recognise. I have far too many to go to each one individually!

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Can you not fire up windows and do this.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_...ites_to_a_file

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    I have also googled a bit and found only solutions which start with a html file...
    Do you have access to a windows machine?
    I have far too many to go to each one individually!
    How many?
    Keep it real. Keep it nice.
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    Angry Re: Importing My Favourites

    Unfortunately, I took the plunge and no longer have a windows computer...

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Ok here's a work around for you.

    Install wine from add/remove or synaptic

    then install ies4linux
    http://www.tatanka.com.br/

    Once installed copy your uri files to ie's favorites folder
    This is located here.
    /home/username/.ies4linux/ie6/drive_c/windows/profiles/username/Favorites

    Fire up ies4linux
    Then export all your bookmarks then pick them up with firefox.
    Last edited by philinux; December 3rd, 2008 at 04:49 PM.

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Ok here's a work around for you.

    Install wine from add/remove or synaptic

    then install ies4linux
    http://www.tatanka.com.br/

    Once installed copy your uri files to ie's favorites folder
    This is located here.
    /home/username/.ies4linux/ie6/drive_c/windows/profiles/username/Favorites

    Fire up ies4linux
    Then export all your bookmarks then pick them up with firefox.

    yeah, i'd try that too.

    sudo apt-get install wine

    http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Installed Wine and IES4Linux following the instructions, but it only opens an 'Explorer Pane' with no toolbar or menus etc; essentially a blank terminal, although the right-click menu is that of IE.

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Quote Originally Posted by AdmBeatty View Post
    Installed Wine and IES4Linux following the instructions, but it only opens an 'Explorer Pane' with no toolbar or menus etc; essentially a blank terminal, although the right-click menu is that of IE.
    Thats weird mine looks like this. Even a nice icon on desktop.

    From the menu apps>wine click configure wine choose say xp.
    I think that might sort it.
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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Still no joy, although I suspect it may be the way IES4 is interacting with Wine; although I can find iexplore.exe in the 'C drive', it isn't coming up as a desktop icon, or an option in the wine menu (including uninstall programmes, which suggests it isn't instyalled in the first place!).

    Many thanks for all this! ; - )

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    Re: Importing My Favourites

    Reinstall ies4linux and this time ask it to create a desktop icon.

    Follow the instruction to the letter.

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