How to import/export IE browser settings

I recently encountered a problem where a user’s PC’s couldn’t open PDF files that were linked from our web site. This was an unusal behavior, considering that the application works just fine from every other developers’ computer, but this quirky behavior happens for every user from this certain group. After spending a couple hours manually messing with user’s IE settings without any luck,  I just decided to export all IE settings from my PC and import them to user’s browser.

To do this you will need to use “Files and Settings Transfer Wizzard” which comes installed on your XP machine.

How to export your IE settings

1) Go to: Start -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Files and Settings Transfer Wizzard.
2) Select “Old Computer” on the first screen.Click Next.

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3) Select “Other” for the transfer method , and then select a folder where you want your files to be saved to. Click Next.

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4) On this screen you can select what do you want to transfer. Select “Settings Only”, and check “Let me select custom list…” checkbox. Click Next.


5) Select only “IE security settings” and “IE Settings”. As you can see, there’s bunch of other options/settings available as well….

6) Click Next, and you are done. A folder will be created with all the files that you need. You should copy this folder to a computer on which you want to import these settings.
How to import IE settings

1) Go to: Start -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Files and Settings Transfer Wizzard.
2) Select “New Computer” on the first screen. Click Next.


3) On the next screen, select “I don’t need the Wizard Disk”. Click Next.


4) On the next screen, select Other, and then browse to the settings file that you exported from the other computer (in “How to export your IE settings” sections).

 

5) Click Next, wait some time until the process is done, restart your PC, and you are ready to go!

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