As users adopt alternate web browsing habits, the popularity of Chrome, Firefox and Safari are changing the desktop browser landscape. During the normal course of helping users migrate to new browser platforms, this path often results from an inoperative Windows desktop PC that has no recovery disk and invariably includes a recovery partition on the primary hard drive which has become corrupt as a consequence of hardware failure.
In most cases, users are happy to simply recover files off the computer and this will invariably include Internet Explorer bookmarks. If a replacement computer has already been acquired, it is most often either a Mac or an iPad, which are not compatible with IE bookmarks. Most users are happy to at least get an HTML file with all of their IE Favorites in it – and this is exactly what my conversion tool does for you.
Create a ZIP of the Favorites directory and upload it using this form, the result is a bookmarks.html file with your IE Favorites converted into links that you can view on a page or import into popular browsers (most notably Mozilla Firefox). You do not need to get the host computer running again to do this, and if you end up converting the PC to something like Ubuntu then this bookmark file can be imported directly.
None of these files are kept on the server after processing, they are temporary and translated in memory only. Depending on your browser, you may be prompted to download a file called bookmarks.html or this file may get automatically placed in your Downloads directory.