how do I transfer my favs. from IE to Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by phreakout13, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

    phreakout13

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    #1
    I decided I like Safari better than Internet Explorer. It's easier and more powerful. Can anyone tell my how to move all of my favorites? Thanks
     
  2. Mav451 macrumors 68000

    Mav451

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    Well I don't know bout Safari, but FireFox by default imports them into a folder in bookmarks called "Imported IE Favorites"...hope someone else knows how to do it in Safari.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Download Tinker Tool (From Download.com or Versiontracker)
    Access the Safari Pane
    Turn on Debug Menu
    open Safari
    Click Debug -> Reimport IE Favorites

    Done.

    Reverse the process to remove the Debug menu, however I have found it helpful, especially to pay credit card bills, where websites read Safari as Mozilla/Netscape 5.0 (Netscape 6), I just change the Default Handler to MSIE 6.0 and keep on trucking.

    TEG
     
  4. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    safari imports IE favorites automatically the first time you launch it. if you need to re-import them, the easiest way is to copy
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari IEFavoritesWereImported No
    
    into a terminal window and hit enter
     
  5. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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  6. jywv8 macrumors 6502

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