In the July 25th issue of Terry’s Computer Tips, I had a question from subscriber Suzanne about saving bookmarks so she could use them on another computer.
Last week’s issue included reader suggestions for more things that Suzanne could do — and this week, there are even more…
First, subscriber Harold wrote to say:
"Reader Suggestions for Saving Bookmarks and Favorites for Portable Use with Other Computers"
I sure wouldn’t want to have to do without Xmarks.
Xmarks is a free bookmark sync program for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari. It’s designed to back up your bookmarks and to synchronize them across your computers and web browsers.
That thought is nice, but I think Suzanne was looking for a file of her bookmarks to have when she is using someone else’s computer.
Then, subscriber Murray W took my suggestions a couple steps further. I told Suzanne how to create the .htm/.html file so that she could use it on other computers.
Murray tells several ways to get the file to the other computer:
One — save the .htm file to a thumbdrive or flash card (SD etc) and insert in any computer and the .htm can be opened in any browser.
my preferred method is to save the .htm file whether for IE or Chrome and then send the file as an attachment to myself in email and save it online in a folder and then access my email online and open the folder and access my .htm file and get all bookmarks. Very simple and efficient. I can even do this with Blackberry and wireless access at a hotspot etc.