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How to export Internet Explorer bookmarks to an HTML file in Windows 10

If you have a bunch of bookmarks in the Internet Explorer browser, you might be interested in exporting them to an HTML file. This is extremely useful because you can have a backup of your bookmarks. Also, you can open that file later on some other PC or mobile device where Windows is not installed. You can also import the HTML file in another browser on the same PC or another device.

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Most mainstream browsers support importing bookmarks from an HTML file. Browsers like Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome and their forks will allow you to do it.
To export Internet Explorer bookmarks to an HTML file in Windows 10, you need to do the following:
  1. Open Internet Explorer in Windows 10. You can press Win + R to open the Run dialog and type the following in the Run box:
    iexplore.exe

    The Internet Explorer browser will be opened instantly.Windows 10 start Internet Explorer

  2. In Internet Explorer, press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the main menu visible.Windows 10 Internet Explorer menu bar
  3. Click on the File menu item, and select Import and export as shown below:
    Windows 10 Internet Explorer File Import and Export
  4. In the next dialog, tick the option Export to a file, and click on the button "Next":
    Windows 10 Internet Explorer Export to a file
  5. On the next page of the wizard, tick the Favorites option:
    Windows 10 Internet Explorer Export to a file Favorites
  6. On the next page, you will be asked which folder you would like to export. There, you need to select the root folder called "Favorites" to export all your bookmarks at once:
    Windows 10 Favorites root
  7. Finally, specify the file location where your HTML file will be saved and press Export:
    Windows 10 Favorites bookmarks file

    Windows 10 Favorites bookmarks exported

You are done. Windows 10 Favorites bookmarks file openedYou can also import your bookmarks in Internet Explorer using the same way. Under File -> Import and export, you can select the option "Import from a file" and repeat the same steps as described above.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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