How do I get my firefox bookmarks from my external hard drive to my laptop?

by on November 23, 2009

Q: How do I get my firefox bookmarks from my external hard drive to my laptop?


4 Responses to “How do I get my firefox bookmarks from my external hard drive to my laptop?”
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    If you have the bookmarks.html file from a previous Firefox installation you can do the following:

    Launch Firefox
    Click Bookmarks> Organize Bookmarks…
    Click Import and Backup > Import HTML
    Select the bookmarks.html file from your external drive.

    For managing your bookmarks in the future, I suggest you check out http://www.xmarks.com/

     
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      I don’t know where to find the bookmarks html. My computer broke down so fast, I didn’t think to export them first.

       
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    Picked as best answer

    Launch Firefox
    Click Bookmarks> Organize Bookmarks…
    Click Import and Backup > Restore> Choose file…

    Then navigate to the following directory the question marks in the paths below mean that these characters will be unique to your harddriv. X:\ will be the drive letter for your external drive.

    If you’re running Windows XP:
    X:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\??????.default\bookmarkbackups

    If you’re running Windows Vista or 7:
    X:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\???????.default\bookmarkbackups

    Select the most recently dated file in this folder and your bookmarks will be restored.

     
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      Thank you! ^_^