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Installed FF3B4, it wasn't any faster (my connection was obviously at fault.) So i uninstalled, now i can't choose FF as my default browser and everything is annoyingly opening in IE. Any way to export my favorites so i can reinstall?
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Slap them on a flashdrive.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Slap them on a flashdrive.
Can't find a file that holds them.
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I don't mean to doubt your intelligence, but try this:
  1. Click on the Tools menu, then Options.
  2. In there, make sure Main is selected on the very top (it's on the far left).
  3. In the Options dialog box, look near the bottom for the System Defaults section.
  4. Check the box for "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup".
  5. Press the Check Now button.
  6. Press OK
If this doesn't solve the problem, then follow my instructions below.

How to export your Bookmarks
  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on the Bookmarks menu.
  3. Choose "Organize Bookmarks"
  4. In there, click on the File menu.
  5. Choose Export
  6. Pick a location for the bookmarks.html file.
  7. Click Save.
I hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
I don't mean to doubt your intelligence, but try this:
  1. Click on the Tools menu, then Options.
  2. In there, make sure Main is selected on the very top (it's on the far left).
  3. In the Options dialog box, look near the bottom for the System Defaults section.
  4. Check the box for "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup".
  5. Press the Check Now button.
If this doesn't solve the problem, then follow my instructions below.

How to export your Bookmarks
  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on the Bookmarks menu.
  3. Choose "Organize Bookmarks"
  4. In there, click on the File menu.
  5. Choose Export
  6. Pick a location for the bookmarks.html file.
  7. Click Save.
I hope this helps!
I already set it to default when it starts, don't worry i'm not that bad off. Thanks for the export thing. REP+
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Can't find a file that holds them.
C:> Documents and Settings> Administrator> Favorites
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
I already set it to default when it starts, don't worry i'm not that bad off. Thanks for the export thing. REP+
hehehe, I didn't think so. But I had to cover all my bases. It was my pleasure to help out!

If you want to export IE's favorites, then I know exactly how to do it. Grunion's probably right as to their location. But "Administrator" might be your Windows username instead. Like for me, it's C:\\Documents and Settings\\Timothy\\Favorites.
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
hehehe, I didn't think so. But I had to cover all my bases. It was my pleasure to help out!

If you want to export IE's favorites, then I know exactly how to do it. Grunion's probably right as to their location. But "Administrator" might be your Windows username instead. Like for me, it's Cocuments and SettingsTimothyFavorites.
Timma

ROFL all he wants to do is export them for some reason I thought he was reformatting
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post #9 of 10
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Well, sadly, it turns out FireFox reinstalled no issues. It even kept everything down to my theme. Sorry for wasting your time.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Timma

ROFL all he wants to do is export them for some reason I thought he was reformatting
hahaha Timmah!

You thought he was reformatting? You might need to get some glasses, or update your prescription. Or wake up! hehe
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