Where are the favorites stored?

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Where are the favorites stored?

Post by ericjacobowitz » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:43 pm

I am using 2 browsers
Maxthon and Avant

If I add a favorite to Avant it is not appearing in Maxthon or IE
and also if I add a favorite in Maxthon it is not appearing in Avant

Are the favorites stored somewhere else now?

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Re: Where are the favorites stored?

Post by bigC » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:57 pm

AB now stores the favorites in an encrypted file called bookmarks.dat located here,
\Documents and Settings\<Your Username>\Application Data\Avant Profiles\.default\bookmarks

Currently there is no way to export them from AB to another browser. Hopefully this will change...

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Re: Where are the favorites stored?

Post by ericjacobowitz » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:01 pm

oh - thats not good
I hope it does change - This could be a showstopper for me

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Re: Where are the favorites stored?

Post by mlfinch » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:15 pm

Me too. I understand the size issue but if the browser is going to use Internet Explorer as the backbone, why use the Mozilla method of bookmarks?

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Re: Where are the favorites stored?

Post by bigC » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:23 pm

mlfinch wrote:why use the Mozilla method of bookmarks?
Its not, Mozilla/Firefox bookmarks are stored in an html file.

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Re: Where are the favorites stored?

Post by mlfinch » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:01 pm

True but it is the same idea.

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Post by TOMaxwell » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:48 pm

The answer is to find the version of AB you like and stop updating it. I am using v. 9.02 build 033. There haven't been any new "features" that *I* have wanted since then, only annoying ones. I would be using Opera if the updates were forced. Also, I found a way to kill that stupid nag that tells me a new version is available when I open AB. >:(
Some days, it's just not worth biting through the leather straps :-#

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