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Help recovering bookmarks & groups, please

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:35 am
by Bob Loblaw
When v11 came out I installed it new rather than upgrading (the reason isn't important). I'm now running 11.5 b11 and would like to combine the bookmarks & groups but I can't figure out how to do it. The files seem to be different formats starting w/ version 11.

Can anyone help?

hornakapopolis 9400

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:26 pm
by hornakapopolis
When Avant 11.0 ran for the first time, it should have automatically imported your IE Favorites and your Groups from Version 10 and below into its new Bookmarks system, creating a folder for the Groups.

If not, try going to File -> Import -> Groups from the Old Version of Avant Browser to import your Groups.

Re: hornakapopolis 9400

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:01 pm
by Bob Loblaw
hornakapopolis wrote:When Avant 11.0 ran for the first time, it should have automatically imported your IE Favorites and your Groups from Version 10 and below into its new Bookmarks system, creating a folder for the Groups.

If not, try going to File -> Import -> Groups from the Old Version of Avant Browser to import your Groups.
The only Import options are "user data from other account" and "RSS feeds from the old version of Avant browser". When I click to import the user data there are 2 radio buttons. One for online storage & one for local Avant browser profile BUT it will not let me select the local option (it is greyed out). :(

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:53 pm
by hornakapopolis
Using the old Avant Tip, I'd check to see if you still have a groups.dat file in the old Avant App Data folder.

If you do, you can then use abfan123's Groups2Bookmarks utility to convert that file.

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:10 am
by Bob Loblaw
hornakapopolis wrote:Using the old Avant Tip, I'd check to see if you still have a groups.dat file in the old Avant App Data folder.

If you do, you can then use abfan123's Groups2Bookmarks utility to convert that file.
Thank you. I have to convert each group to captor files one at a time (!!)so it's slooooow but it works. 8)

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:17 pm
by hornakapopolis
Using the Groups2Bookmarks program?

I haven't used it, but I find it odd that abfan wuld set it up like that. Maybe he'll see this thread and offer a faster method.

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:34 pm
by abfan123
CaptorGroup format is the format used by the NetCaptor browser and Avant is able to import this file.
Unfortunately,CaptorGroup format is only able to export 1 group per file.
You may import all groups/selected groups,But just to the bookmarks importable HTML file,Not CaptorGroups.
If you're currently using the IE favorites and just want to move your groups from 10.x to 11.x,Just copy the groups.dat file from %appdata%/avant browser into %appdata%/avant profiles/YourProfile (Change YourProfile with your email address if you use the online storage feature or .default if you don't.)