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Moving Bookmarks – Internet Explorer Favorites to Safari Bookmarks

  1. One quick way to move your Favorites, or browser bookmarks, to a new computer is to start Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to the File menu and select “Import and Export.”
  3. When the Import/Export wizard starts up, choose “Export Favorites” from the list of actions and click on the Next button.
  4. Once you select your Favorites file, you can export it to the desktop or a folder on your PC.
  5. From there, you can copy the exported Favorites file onto an external drive.
  6. Copy it to your new Mac.
  7. Once you get the file on your Mac, you can add the Favorites to the Mac OS X Safari Web browser.
  8. Start the Safari program.
  9. Go to the File menu and choose Import Bookmarks.
  10. Navigate to the folder where you have stored your exported Favorites file.
  11. Click on the Import button to pull in the bookmarks.


September 19, 2013 Posted by | Apple, Hardware, Microsoft, Switching OS | , , | Leave a comment

Import & export Safari bookmarks

(OS X Lion / Mountain Lion)

Import bookmarks into Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Import Bookmarks.
  3. Browse to find the file that contains the bookmarks you want to import, and then click Import.Normally the file has “.html” or “.plist” at the end of its name.

Export bookmarks from Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Export Bookmarks.
  3. Specify a location for the exported file.The file’s name is “Safari bookmarks.html.” Most browsers are able to import this type of file.

Sync the Bookmarks Between a MacBook & an iPad

  1. Connect the iPad to the MacBook using the USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.
  3. Click the “Info” tab near the top of the iTunes window.
  4. Place a check mark in front of the “Sync Safari Bookmarks” option in the “Other” section near the bottom of the screen.
  5. Click the “Sync” button to sync the bookmarks between the MacBook and the iPad.

September 19, 2013 Posted by | Apple, Hardware, iPad, iPod, Lion OS, Mac Mini, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion, OS X, Safari | , , , , | Leave a comment


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