Cannot find Windows Explorer Favorites file in Windows XP. Am not currently using IE in Windows XP

I have been using Windows XP for quite a while.  I always logged into Windows Explorer via the "butterfly icon".  Never was interested in Internet Explorer - screen too cluttered.  I have multiple file in Windows Explorer and hardly any in Internet Explorer 8.  How do I find the favorites file in

Windows Explorer so I can import it from a new laptop using Windows 7? Not too many people out there who understand what I'm saying

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I have been using Windows XP for quite a while.  I always logged into Windows Explorer via the "butterfly icon".  Never was interested in Internet Explorer - screen too cluttered.  I have multiple file in Windows Explorer and hardly any in Internet Explorer 8.  How do I find the favorites file in

Windows Explorer so I can import it from a new laptop using Windows 7? Not too many people out there who understand what I'm saying


You are using MSN Explorer, not Internet Explorer for web browsing.
 
http://www.pchell.com/support/exportmsnfavorites.shtml

or maybe
http://www.ehow.com/how_2030969_export-msn-explorer.html

 

Export them and import them on the Windows XP machine first - then  export them from Internet Explorer on Windows XP to import into other versions of Internet Explorer.

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Shenan,

 

You did such a good job answering my question.  Somehow, and I don't know how I did it I accidently erased all the favorites I had accumulated for quite awhile.  I didn't find these missing favorites in the recycle bin which is where I would have expected them to be. But that's another story and not a good one.  I did so appreciate your efforts and I'm hoping at some time I can get those favorites - where ever they may be now.

 

Sincerely,

ECK Wolf


Might try:
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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