How Do I Import IE-Saved-Bookmarks To Safari? <SOLVED>

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  1. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

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    hi guys.

    i am helping a friend switch to a mac. right now all his files are stored on an external drive and i would like to transfer .mhtm and .url "bookmarks" or rather import them so, he has them in safari.

    first off, i hope we don't have to buy any special app to transfer files.

    so maybe you guys have any idea.

    thank you.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Safari has 'import bookmarks' under the "File" entry.
     
  3. redAPPLE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yeah, i tried that, but the "ie bookmarks" are grayed-out...

    anybody has any other idea?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Safari bookmarks are exported as html. any way you can get the IE bookmarks as html?
     
  5. redAPPLE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    this is how i solved this problem.

    i had to copy (drag and drop) the .htm, .url and other funny windows web file extensions that i could find to a thumbdrive.

    went over to somebody who has a windows machine and first created a new user. then imported the windows bookmarks onto ie. then exported them using ie.

    then i got this .htm file, which i could import to safari.
     

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