Every Windows Phone comes with Internet Explorer web browser that uses same engine as its Desktop counterpart to render webpages. However, since Microsoft does not bundles any tool to sync your IE bookmarks / favorites, getting them on your WP7 device has been almost impossible â until now. Follow my step-by-step guide to get them on to your smartphone, that too, free of cost.
First, download Opera on your computer (All links are given at the bottom) and install it. Once the installation has completed, start it. Donât import anything, even if it prompts you to do it because we will be importing it ourselves.
Click on Menu > Bookmarks > File (menu) and click on âimport internet explorer favoritesâ or âimport firefox bookmarksâ as needed.
Now, go to Menu > Synchronize Opera and click on âEnable synchronizationâ. Following window will open.
Click on next and register for Opera Link account. Now, you will be asked what all you want to sync. Just select âbookmarkâ and click on âFinishâ button. Close the Opera.
Now, on your smartphone, fire up Windows Phone marketplace and search for âOpera Linkâ; install it and start it. Go to options button to log in and enter the same username and password you entered in the previous steps. Also, make sure you set the âpermissionâ to âforeverâ to avoid asking it to enter the credentials again and again.
It will now show you your bookmarks. Just tap on them to open the links in IE mobile. The only grip is that you have to fire Opera Link for WP7 everytime you wish to access a favorite. Blame Microsoft for aggressive sandboxing of apps for that, not this appâs developer for that.
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