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Okay, so if you're like me, you're gonna feel a lot better when you have a backup of your bookmarks exported from delicious. Unfortunately, if you're like me, the export function isn't working.

Guys, I got a workaround. Happily gakked from a lovely dude named Hadrianus J-r on Facebook. It requires some techie stuff, but I'll try to make it easy. Due to babysitting and school concerns, I'm probably not gonna be able to answer questions in comments, though.

Feel free to link and pass this around! I don't know how long this will work, so do it while you can.

1. Hit the Start menu and go to "Run". Type in "Drivers" (without quote marks). Hit enter, and a window'll pop up with a bunch of stuff. Click on the "etc" folder.

2. In this folder will be a file called "host". Open it in any text editor. Notepad works.

3. Copy and paste this to the file: www.delicious.com secure.delicious.com static.delicious.com

Save and close.

4. Then either restart your computer, or if you're tech savvy, go to the Command Prompt and do "ipconfig /flushdns".

5. Open your browser. Go to www.delicious.com. THIS IS IMPORTANT! The "www" has to be there! delicious.com will take you to the new site. www.delicious.com will take you to the old site.

6. Once at the old site, go to Settings and export your bookmarks.

7. SUPER-IMPORTANT. Go BACK to your hosts file and delete the info you had pasted in there originally. You don't wanna leave that in there.

8. Feel much more secure.

This saves your bookmarks as they were before the relaunch. It does include tag info, though it won't show unless you "View Document Source".

With this, you can switch to another bookmarking service or simply wait to see if delicious becomes usable again.

Good luck!


Oct. 11th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
You dont happen to know where I can look elsewhere, do you?
Oct. 11th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid not, no. I switched to Pinboard after making this entry and haven't been keeping up with the delicious stuff. Sorry.
Oct. 11th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
The same method can be used for Macs, you just might have to do some leg-work on your own. Another slightly more general description of the process is here: http://brownbetty.dreamwidth.org/541789.html

here is a description of how to get at your hosts file. There are probably other ways, but it's been years since I've touched a Mac much less had to go digging in it's guts.

According to the Delicious Blog you have until Oct 21!
Oct. 13th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
thank you for the links!


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