Move Favorites Bookmarks from Windows to Mac

Moving your Favorites, or browser bookmarks, to a Mac is pretty easy. The hardest part is exporting them as a file, and that depends on which Web browser you’ve been using on the PC.

Internet Explorer.
Fire up Internet Explorer; choose File -> Import and Export. (In the newer Internet Explorer 7, click the double-star icon in the upper-left corner of the window. From the pop-up menu, choose Import and Export.)

When the Import/Export Wizard appears, click Next; on the second screen, click Export Favorites, and then click Next again.

On the third screen, leave the Favorites folder selected, and click Next. Finally, click Browse to choose a location for saving the exported bookmarks file. For now, save it to your desktop.

Click Next, Finish, and then OK.

Firefox.
In Firefox, choose Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks. In the Bookmarks Manager window, choose File -> Export. Save the Bookmarks file to your desktop.

Now you’ve got an exported Bookmarks file on your desktop. Transfer it to your Mac using any of the techniques described earlier in this chapter (network, email, whatever).

Now open the Mac’s Web browser, Safari (it’s in your Applications folder). Choose File -> Import Bookmarks. Navigate to, and double-click, the exported Favorites file to pull in the bookmarks.

Firefox is available for the Mac, too (www.getfirefox.com). If your bookmarks are already in Safari, you can import them by choosing File -> Import. If not, you can import them from your exported Windows bookmarks file by choosing Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks; then, in the Bookmarks Manager window, choose File -> Import. Find and select the exported bookmarks file.

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