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Q: 2 IE Favorites Utilities needed ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: 2 IE Favorites Utilities needed
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: sherpaj-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 03 Oct 2002 03:46 PDT
Expires: 02 Nov 2002 02:46 PST
Question ID: 71965
I need to Utils for IE.

I have a folder full of .URL files.  These were made when I saved
Bookmarks in IE or when I was at a site and dragged the icon in the
address bar out onto the desktop.

I want to be able to take this folder of .URL files and have it make a
nice HTML page with each .URL files being a link.

I have one such program, but it gives you no control over the output
HTML files and looks very ugly.

I want to be able to drag an IE Favorite (and .URL file) into Word and
have it be a hyperlink.

When I drag URLs into Word, it creates a weird kind of object that it
inserts into Word.  I want it to simply create a text line in word
with the text being the name of the Favorite (and .URL file), and the
hyperlink being the URL in that Favorite.

I am using Windows XP and Office XP.

Request for Question Clarification by alienintelligence-ga on 03 Oct 2002 06:02 PDT
Hi sherpaj...

For #1, what program have you tried? Just so we don't
tell you the same one =)

Could you also please tell us your expectations
for the program that we find for you? Thanks.

For #2, right click and drag the URL into MS Word.
Let go of the mouse button and a menu should pop
up that has 'Create Hyperlink Here' as an option.
Clicking on that should then place a hyperlink
in Word, titled the same as the .url file. It 
also works the same way from the favorites
menu in IE to MS Word.


Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 03 Oct 2002 16:12 PDT

Adding to what alienintelligence noted, about dragging and dropping
bookmarks to Word, you can select the whole folder full of files
and drag them all at once, then space things as you like and save
it as a word document first, then save it as an html file by picking
that option from the "File" menu. And of course, you can pretty it up
how you like by changing the background color and font. You sure you
need that utility?

Clarification of Question by sherpaj-ga on 03 Oct 2002 20:33 PDT
The program I tried was FavesToGo.   The output was ugly. 
alienintelligence-ga hit the nail on the head for part 2.   Sublime-1
got part 1, but if you happen to know of a more automatted program, or
one with nice templates, that would be even better.   Can to
commentors share in the answer money?
Subject: Re: 2 IE Favorites Utilities needed
Answered By: alienintelligence-ga on 07 Oct 2002 03:17 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again sherpaj,

I'm glad I did some deeper digging
on this subject and I hope you will
be also. You wanted to be able to 
take a folder of .URL files and 
have it be made into a HTML page 
with each .URL file being a link.

[ ]

I too have been searching for a good 
way to organize my .url files that are
just piling up everywhere. I wanted to
put them on a webpage also that I can
access from anywhere. And that program
did the trick. Very cleanly too. Only
problem I had so far was it complained
about not finding Netscape located in
my registry. Which is NOT strange since
Netscape is not installed on my laptop.

A nice thing about this program is, it
effortlessly traversed the subdirectories
of the main directory I pointed it to.
I accidentally clicked on a higher level
directory than I intended and suddenly
I had a neatly arranged hierarchy of all
links contained beneath. I even found 
links I had forgotten about. And now
they are all tidy in a .htm file.

Right after you have clicked on convert
Urls to .html, it displays the output
in its window. At this point you can 
either save that as a file or view the

<DT><H3>()- News</H3>
<DT><A HREF="">BBC Online Homepage - Welcome</A>
<DT><A HREF="">BusinessWeek
<DT><A HREF="">Cannot find server</A>
<DT><A HREF="">CNN Interactive</A>
<DT><A HREF="">Fortune Magazine</A>
<DT><A HREF="">Los Angeles Times -</A>
<DT><A HREF="">New - The
World's No. 1 Science and Technology News Service</A>
<DT><A HREF="">News Wires from Wired
<DT><A HREF="">SF Gate News and Information for
the San Francisco Bay Area</A>
<DT><A HREF="">Tech News -</A>
<DT><A HREF="">The Australian</A>
<DT><A HREF="">The Register</A>
<DT><A HREF="">
- News Front</A>
<DT><A HREF="">Welcome to MSNBC</A>
<DT><A HREF="">Wired News</A>

That is a sample of the source output I received.

In addition to the other things that program does, 
I just dragged a highlighted snippet into MS Word 
and it became a neatly arranged list of hyperlinks. 
That is nice...

[ ]
[ ]

I hope this program and its features plus the "right click 
and drag" into MS Word will satisfy your question properly.

-=search techniques=-
"Internet Explorer" ".url" utility
[ ://

thanks for your continued patronage sherpaj,
sherpaj-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
great.  I'll try it out.  It sounds like exactly what I need.

Subject: Re: 2 IE Favorites Utilities needed
From: alienintelligence-ga on 07 Oct 2002 03:20 PDT
In keeping with GA policy I didn't refer to
the splitting of a question in my answer.
GA does not provide a means to split questions 
yet. It is on the researcher wishlist. 

thanks again sherpaj,

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