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Importing AOL bookmarks to I.E. or Firefox

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Has anyone ever thought of trying to tackle this one? I've got to do this for my father-in-law this weekend, and I like to think this could be scripted. He told me he has about two hundreds of sites bookmarked. uggg! This shouldn't be that hard. (I like to think)

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i probably wont be much help, as i dont know how AOHell saves their book marks, but how i would imagine you tackle it, is if AOL Saves their bookmarks like IE. you open the book mark file, see the revalent data, open the IE bookmark, and parse the information from the AOL bookmark, until IE format. Then just copy all the new IE bookmarks to the favorite folder of that perticular persons account. If you can solve the first one of how AOL Stores its bookmarks, i could help more. If it is a text file, post one of the files. I havent herd of anything AOL being easy or making sense though. So may the force be with you.


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You could try using programs like BookMarkBridge (opensource) or JetLinks (free). I am not sure if they support AOL bookmarks.

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I have looked around, and anything that can do it cost $$$, and I rather not spend $$$ for a one time thing. You know how AOL likes to change things at the drop of a hat. What version are they on now....9 something I think. I heard people compare AOL solfware to a virus. Once you install it, It hoses your system so that even if you uninstall it, the PC still is heavly infested with AOL code. sigh....

I'm going to look and see if it is even possible to code it. It may not be that bad. (Positive thinking with a gun to my head...)

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I have looked around...

I looked around too.

According to:

http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=pfc

America Online (AOL) offers users the option to store incoming/read and sent E-mail in the AOL Personal Filing Cabinet (.PFC). Generally, this file is only viewable using AOL software. There are commercial sites that will, for a fee, convert the material to Outlook (and other) formats. PFCEx is a free program that will extract URLs from PFC files and write them to an HTML file which can then be viewed or edited with a text editor for import into other formats.

PFCEx can be found here:

http://mark0.net/soft-pfcex-e.html

From there you can script it... post back if you need help doing that.

BUT - you must read how helpful MS was:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=241198

later


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