I’m looking to share internet browser shortcuts across different Windows desktops (with different operating systems).
To accomplish this, I did the following:
- On an XP machine, I opened Chrome, navigated to the web pages I want to share, and dragged the little icon on the address bar to the Windows XP desktop at this point, if I click that icon, the Chrome browser opens, and navigates to the page I want to save and share – as expected.
- I then dragged my shortcut desktop items to Google Docs then saved with a ‘.url’ extension.
- I then logged into a Windows 7 machine, logged into Google Docs, and downloaded the .url links to the Windows 7 desktop.
None of of the bookmarks would open on Windows 7.
What step did I leave out ? or what do I have to do to get these .url files to open chrome and navigate to the desired page – as they did on XP ?
Thanks very much.