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Q: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: mark800-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 13 Apr 2003 19:37 PDT
Expires: 13 May 2003 19:37 PDT
Question ID: 190146
How do I print my "favorites" list with the corresponding URLs? I want
to have a hard copy in case my computer crashes.
Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites
Answered By: sldreamer-ga on 13 Apr 2003 23:13 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi mark800,

One method of printing your favorites with URLs is described on this

Web Tip: Back Up Your Bookmarks,24330,3327284,00.html

Basically, you need to export your favorites to an HTML file using
Internet Explorer.  Then you must open the HTML file in Internet
Explorer, and print it with the 'Print table of links' option checked.
 Internet Explorer will print out the HTML file, followed by a table
with the favorite names and URLs.  However, there is a problem with
this method.  If a URL is really long, then it will not wrap and it
will get chopped off the page.

A better method is to use Bookmark Wizard (freeware).  You can
download Bookmark Wizard from the following page:

Moon Software: Freeware

The link to download Bookmark Wizard is two-thirds of the way down the

After you have downloaded and installed Bookmark Wizard, you can
generate an HTML file with your favorite names and URLs by following
these steps:

1)  Run Bookmark Wizard.
2)  Click the Next button.
3a) In the top field, specify the folder of favorites that you would
like to include.  You do not need to change the default value if you
want to print all of your favorites.
3b) Make sure the 'Include subfolders' box is checked.
3c) In the bottom field, specify a path and filename for the HTML
3d) Click on the Next button.
4a) Specify a title and font for the HTML file.
4b) Make sure the 'Show actual URL after site name' box is checked.
4c) Click on the Next button.
5a) Select colors for the HTML file.
5b) Click on the Next button.
6) Click on the Finish button.

You can open the HTML file in Internet Explorer and print it. 
However, there still remains the possibility that some long URLs will
be chopped off the page.  The best way to ensure that URLs are printed
out in their entirety is to do it from Microsoft Word.  If you open
the HTML file and print it in Microsoft Word, you will get a printout
that contains all of your favorite names and complete URLs.

There are a couple other software packages that let you print your
favorites with URLs.  However, they are both shareware, so you would
have to register them if you plan on using them regularly.  The
following pages let you download evaluation versions of the software



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print favorites urls
mark800-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent! Fast response. Very detailed. Thank you.

Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites
From: livioflores-ga on 13 Apr 2003 23:26 PDT
Try this:
Download the excellent MyIE2 browser (it uses the engine of the IE,
but improve a lot it):

Install it by extracting the zipped files in a folder named MyIE2.
Then run it and go to Favorites menu and select Import/Export -->
Export Favorites.
Save the htm file.
File --> open --> Open the file created and select View --> Links
Lists --> a new window is opened --> right click on a blank area of
the new window --> select Print.

Good Luck!!
Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites
From: sldreamer-ga on 20 Apr 2003 14:45 PDT
Hi mark800,

Thank you for the 5-star rating; I appreciate it!

Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer - Favorites
From: doeeyed-ga on 24 Jun 2004 04:12 PDT
Something that I found helpful to keep the links from being cut off
was to print in landscape mode.  It used up more pages, but at least
all my links were complete :-)...

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