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Old 06-29-2020, 08:38 PM   #1
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So I've been using Internet Explorer for a while now. One feature I really like about it is that it stores internet favorites as files. This allows me to do various things such as allow me to move links to webpages into relevant folders elsewhere (I could make these links from scratch, but it's easier to just add a favorite and then cut and paste it), easily back up the favorites folder in case of a computer crash or virus, use a program I downloaded a long time ago to open a random file in a folder to randomly open a favorite, and so on. I've wanted to switch away from IE for a while now, but all of Chrome, Firefox, and (the current version of) Edge store favorites in a database and I don't want to give up this feature. So I've just been clinging to IE, but now more and more sites I regularly visit are becoming no longer supported or even outright no longer working on IE and it's forcing my hand. So does anyone have a solution here? Is there any up to date browser that still stores favorites as files, or any way to make Edge, Chrome, or Firefox work this way? Or failing that, is there a way to at least retain some of the capabilities I listed as examples in any of these browsers?
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If I'm not way off base with what you want to accomplish, this should do it: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132893
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Thank you, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I want to have each favorite as its own individual file, not one file that lists all my favorites in it.
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What are the expectations when you click the individual file?
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What are the expectations when you click the individual file?
That it will open the site in my default browser. Basically .url files, like Internet Explorer uses.
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Update: After looking around, I discovered in Firefox and Chrome you can drag and drop bookmarks from the bookmark list to the file explorer and create a shortcut file from it. It's not a solution to everything I want, but it does work for the majority of it.
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Thanks for letting us know. I couldn't find anything that would export to individual files. You could do it manually I believe but that would take some time. Whatever you find, it will probably put the .html extension.
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The creation of (typically) desktop shortcuts for web pages has been primarily via drag and drop out of the address bar for "the big browsers" for a while now. You grab whatever icon is appearing at the far left side of the address bar (very often a small lock) with the browser window sized such that the desktop can be seen, and drop it.

I just did that with New Edge, and it works fine. Since Brave is my default browser all shortcuts get created to open with Brave.

I just did the same from Brave itself, but not to the desktop, but dragged into File Explorer and the shortcut got created in the folder I had open in File Explorer.

Chrome allows drag and drop, but it also has a Create Shortcut (desktop shortcut) in its "More Tools" submenu.
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