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Why doesn't IE sync it's favorites like Chrome bookmarks?

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    RealBboy360

    Am I missing something?  But I was thinking of using IE on a new windows 8 computer and my favorites didn't import like it does with chrome.  All my bookmarks in chrome show up.  Is it supposed to be like this?  I guess I'll keep using Chrome then.

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    blowdart

    It does on Win8. And it syncs open tabs too on 8.1

    Did you disable syncing with your Microsoft account?

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    RealBboy360

    Where do you disable syncing, I have to win 8 computers.

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    blowdart

    I don't have any win8 computers left any more, but a quick search engine later and I find http://www.howtogeek.com/131249/how-to-synchronize-your-internet-explorer-favorites/.

    Cheevo unlocked - used a search engine.

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    Sven Groot

    It's also required to have your user account linked to a Microsoft Account, obviously.

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    RealBboy360

    Well that's just stupid, my syncing is on.  Why do I have to have it tied to my login?  Say my work computer, I log in with Active Directory, and my home computer I log in with my hotmail to windows 8.  I see no other option but to use chrome.  Major fail.

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    RealBboy360

    Update: From that link you sent, Xmarks works pretty well.

    FYI, I did do a web search to find this, but it didn't come back with anything useful.

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    Sven Groot

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    Well that's just stupid, my syncing is on.  Why do I have to have it tied to my login?  Say my work computer, I log in with Active Directory, and my home computer I log in with my hotmail to windows 8.  I see no other option but to use chrome.  Major fail.

    How is Windows supposed to know it's you if you don't tell it somehow? The only reason Chrome knows how to sync your bookmarks is because you signed in using your Google Account.

    And you can actually connect your domain account to a Microsoft Account too, so that shouldn't pose an obstacle.

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    kettch

    @Sven Groot: I'll have to wait until I get to work to try on Windows 7, but doesn't the SkyDrive service sync favorites? I may have turned it off at work since I don't need (or want) all of my personal favorites showing up on my work computer.

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    PeterF

    Don't forget to trust your PC Wink

    Go to Charms bar => Settings => Change PC settings => Users

    In Your account it probably says: "Your saved passwords for apps, websites, and networks won't sync until you trust this PC. Click on the blue 'Trust this PC' link.

    Thanks for reminding me to trust my PC as well Tongue Out

    Good luck,
    Peter

     

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    kettch

    , kettch wrote

    @Sven Groot: I'll have to wait until I get to work to try on Windows 7, but doesn't the SkyDrive service sync favorites? I may have turned it off at work since I don't need (or want) all of my personal favorites showing up on my work computer.

    Nope, favorites aren't in there. I have a favorites folder in my SkyDrive, but I don't remember if I created that or not.

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    ScanIAm

    I kind of like that I can keep my bookmarks separate.  I've got some public and some private and I prefer not to mix them up at work.  It would be unprofessional if work saw how often I go to hello kitty fan-fic sites.

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    RealBboy360

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    How is Windows supposed to know it's you if you don't tell it somehow? The only reason Chrome knows how to sync your bookmarks is because you signed in using your Google Account.

    And you can actually connect your domain account to a Microsoft Account too, so that shouldn't pose an obstacle.

    Well you have to sign into the pc rather than just signing in with the browser like chrome.  And I don't want to sign in to my PC with my personal account at work, especially since I need windows auth for the local network.  That Xmarks works really well though, cus it gets bookmarks from all browsers.

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    blowdart

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    *snip*

    Well you have to sign into the pc rather than just signing in with the browser like chrome.  And I don't want to sign in to my PC with my personal account at work, especially since I need windows auth for the local network.  That Xmarks works really well though, cus it gets bookmarks from all browsers.

    You're not reading what people are telling you. Connecting a Microsoft account to a domain account doesn't change how you login. You still login with the domain account, but the MS account can then be used to sync everything but passwords (because it realises syncing domain passwords would be bad)

     

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    RealBboy360

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    You're not reading what people are telling you. Connecting a Microsoft account to a domain account doesn't change how you login. You still login with the domain account, but the MS account can then be used to sync everything but passwords (because it realises syncing domain passwords would be bad)

     

    Ok, I see, but I don't want to link my home MS account with that.  Actually I have to link the work office365 account with it.  So that won't work for me the way google does.

    But Xmarks is great. Better actually cus it does chrome too.

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    blowdart

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    Ok, I see, but I don't want to link my home MS account with that.  Actually I have to link the work office365 account with it.  So that won't work for me the way google does.

    *THE* work account? You're sharing a single Microsoft account for office365? Not federating? ...

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    RealBboy360

    well, my work account I guess.

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    ksobier

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    How is Windows supposed to know it's you if you don't tell it somehow? The only reason Chrome knows how to sync your bookmarks is because you signed in using your Google Account.

    And you can actually connect your domain account to a Microsoft Account too, so that shouldn't pose an obstacle.

     

    Yep that's true. Some people prefer to trust google but tend not to trust Microsoft. I found it creepy when I search for something on my chrome (especially on maps) and instantly I can see suggestion on my Nexus. They just know everything and if you do not have to put your google password every time you open browser does not mean that you do not use account. Anyway after latest update on Chrome I search for good way to go to different browser and with IE 10 and now 11 I think that is the best browser at the moment. Fast, secure and no one is fiddling with your settings like Google do.

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