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This is a discussion on Sync IE8 Favorites w/Chrome Bookmaks within the Chrome Troubleshooting section, part of the Google Chrome category: Anybody know of any tool/plugin/extension/whatever that allows local syncing of IE Favorites w/Chrome's Bookmarks? By syncing I mean precisely that, ...


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    Anybody know of any tool/plugin/extension/whatever that allows local syncing of IE Favorites w/Chrome's Bookmarks? By syncing I mean precisely that, and not manual importing or whatever...

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    Option - Personal Stuf - Import Data
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins.Seven View Post
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    Thank you, but that's exactly what I didn't want. I need a way to automatically sync my bookmarks between the two browsers, just so I don't have to do this manual importing every time I change bookmarks in each browser.

    So, anyone?

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    You also pointed that you want it "localy" otherwise there is always http://www.xmarks.com/

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    I am using xmarks to sync FF, Chrome and IE and it works perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stylight View Post
    I am using xmarks to sync FF, Chrome and IE and it works perfect.
    Yes, Xmarks is good, only you have to install it on all your computers, 2x or 3x times on each, depending on how many browsers you might use etc. That's a headache.

    Also, does Xmarks "transate" the Chrome "bookmarks bar" into IE's "Favorites bar"?

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    @Aqualung: How many computers & browsers do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Yes, Xmarks is good, only you have to install it on all your computers, 2x or 3x times on each, depending on how many browsers you might use etc. That's a headache.

    Also, does Xmarks "transate" the Chrome "bookmarks bar" into IE's "Favorites bar"?
    What exactly did you have in mind for syncing them without installing in each browser on each computer? How do you think a browser is going to have any means of syncing bookmarks without installing an extension in that browser? Sounds like maybe you're looking for one tool that installs on a computer and that handles every browser on the computer, automatically. That doesn't exist. XMarks is going to be the best solution, and how big of a deal is it really to install it in each browser, one time, and then never have to worry about it again? Even if you're using Chrome, Safari, IE, and Firefox all on several computers, it won't take that much time to install the extension on each instance of each browser. Put aside 30 minutes for it one day and never bother again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    @Aqualung: How many computers & browsers do you use?
    The situation is a li'l more complex than what you might imagine: I use IE that comes w/Windows7 as my basic browser, and then portable Chrome and Firefox. I keep my PortableApps and IE8 Favorites in my Dropbox folder, hence they are synced via Dropbox between my many computers(!). Now, if I could only sync locally my Chrome and Firefox bookmarks with my IE favorites, that would be ideal.

    Surely I could go the Xmarks route, but why not take advantage of Dropbox's syncing capabilities? I need Dropbox for other purposes as well, so it's not like I am using it for bookmark syncing purposes only. And, anyway, I imagined that local syncing w/IE8 favorites should be piece of cake. For Firefox the issue is almost settled, as there's a Firefox extension that directs Firefox to use IE's favorites (installs/replaces the Bookmarks menu w/IE's Favorites menu).
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