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Article ID: 221523 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 4.2

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This article describes how to use the Import/Export Wizard included with Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.


You can use the Import/Export Wizard that is included in Internet Explorer 5.0 or later to import or export favorites and cookies. You can use the Import/Export Wizard to perform any of the following tasks:
  • Import existing Netscape Navigator bookmarks from a Bookmark.htm file.
  • Import exported Internet Explorer Favorites from a Bookmark.htm file.
  • Export existing Internet Explorer Favorites to a Bookmark.htm file.
  • Import existing Netscape Navigator cookies from a Cookies.txt file.
  • Import exported Internet Explorer cookies from a Cookies.txt file.
  • Export existing Internet Explorer cookies to a Cookies.txt file.
To start the Import/Export Wizard, click Import and Export on the File menu in Internet Explorer, and then follow the instructions on your screen. For additional information about the Import/Export Wizard, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
217236  ( ) Error Message When Importing Favorites
221045  ( ) Unable to Export Favorites or Cookies
221067  ( ) Options Unavailable in the Import/Export Wizard
152681  ( ) How to Use Netscape Navigator Bookmarks in Internet Explorer

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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