With this Internet Explorer bug that is causing quite a stir, the easiest thing to do is to switch web browsers until it is fixed. Our suggestion is to install Google Chrome, which is our personal favorite here at the office. Firefox is another option.

After you install a new browser, you might wish you still had your favorites / bookmarks from Internet Explorer. Here are some simple instructions on how to import them into your new browser.

Chrome

First, make sure Google Chrome is open. The icon looks like this: 

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select Bookmarks..
  3. Select Import bookmarks and settings.
  4. Select Internet Explorer.
  5. Click Import.

The bookmarks will then appear in the bookmarks bar underneath the address bar. If you already have bookmarks within Chrome, the bookmarks you import will appear in a new folder called “Imported from IE” at the end of the bar. You can also find your bookmarks by clicking the Chrome menu Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.

Firefox

First, make sure Firefox is open. The icon looks like this: 

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser
  3. If the Import Wizard window appears, select Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click Next.
  4. Firefox will list the types of settings it can import. Select the items you’d like to import, then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.

Your favorite will then appear in the Bookmarks menu, in a folder called From Internet Explorer.

If you need our help with any of this, give us a buzz at 1 (844) TECHDOG.