I need help importing my favorites into Internet Explorer 5.1 for Macintosh OS X (10.1). I made the new version of Netscape my default browser a few weeks ago because I wanted to try it out, but I’ve decided that I like IE better. Now I need to import my bookmarks back from Netscape to Explorer.
So, following the instructions in Explorer’s help file, I open up the “Favorites” window. Then I choose Import Favorites from the File menu, navigate to the bookmarks.html file that Netscape uses, and import that. This results in a folder called “Bookmarks” in my favorites list that contains all of my bookmarked sites. So far, so good.
But I don’t want everything nested in a “Bookmarks” folder. So I choose to Organize Favorites and drag everything out of “Bookmarks.” But the next time that I restart Explorer, all my favorites except for the ones in the first folder are gone! I’ve imported them half a dozen times now, and the same thing keeps happening. After going through this process a few times, I thought that I’d see what happened if I exported the favorites into an html file–and when I open that up, it too only includes the first folder’s worth of sites!
Can anybody help me get my favorites into Explorer and make them stay put? It’sdriving me nuts!