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Accessing your favorites world-wide
Posted by: Ted Pack (ID *****6680) Date: April 10, 2010 at 07:12:21
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I’ve been doing this for years, and hoped it might be helpful for some of you.

There you are, a geezer who still hasn’t purchased a laptop, (or have left it home) surfing the web at a friend’s house, an Internet cafe or the library, and you’d like to have the favorites you have at home. What to do?

In MSIE you can export your favorites as an HTML file. You can do it in Mozilla Firefox too, although it calls them Bookmarks. I suspect you can export them from any browser. Once you do, you can either mail the file to yourself at your Yahoo or G-mail account, or, if you have a personal web site, upload it as a blind page. (A blind page has no links to it from other pages.)

If you upload it, name it something reasonable that you can remember; favs.html would work, or, if you want to be mysterious and don’t like to type long names, “x.html”.

If you don’t have a Yahoo / G-Mail / HotMail account, but you can access your e-mail on the server from the web (most people can):
Log out of your e-mail so you don’t confuse things,
Sign into the server page from home,
Send the html file to yourself as an attachment
Create a folder at the server, named something reasonable (“Hold”)
Wait for the e-mail with the attachment to arrive, or find the message in the “Sent” folder
Move the message to “Hold”.

Now all you have to do, the next time you visit Beloit or Belize, is open the message and the attached HTML file, or go to and there are your favorites, just like they are at home, except you forgot to repeat the process after you found that wonderful Arizona BMD site and added it to the top of your list.

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