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Importing firefox 3.0+ bookmarks from windows to linux.
« on: March 20, 2010, 04:47:44 pm »
There are a few ways of importing your bookmarks from windows to linux ill will describe below.

Solution 1 - importing bookmarks to USB drive

In windows load Firefox up then goto bookmarks > organize bookmarks (ctrl+shift+o) at the top you will see import & backup click this and then click export html... then browse to your USB stick and save. Boot in to Linux load up Firefox then goto bookmarks > organize bookmarks (ctrl+shift+o) > import & backup then click import html and follow the on-screen instructions.

Solution 2 - Importing within Linux on a dual boot system

This way is a little more tricky but easy none the less.

goto your windows files > Documents and Settings > [Username] > Application Data > Mozilla > firefox > Profiles > [randomname.default] > bookmarkbackups

Once in bookmarkbackups you will see some files here the amount depends on how many times you have bookmarked something new one for each day you have saved a bookmark, what you need to do is find your most recent file

for the sake of this thread ill use my latest file which happens to be -  bookmarks-2010-03-20.json

now we copy this file and put into our Linux directory

goto Home Folder > (you may have to enable hidden files - click view Show hidden files or ctrl+h in ubuntu) > .mozilla > firefox > [randomname.default] > bookmarkbackups

Paste the file (ie. bookmarks-2010-03-20.json) open up firefox then goto bookmarks > organize bookmarks (ctrl+shift+o) > import & backup > restore > choose file and select the file you just pasted then click open, restart firefox and your done
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 04:54:19 pm by goldendragonuk »

 


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