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Import bookmarks to Firefox 1.0

by GeraldDoyle / December 15, 2004 6:20 AM PST

I know how to import the IE bookmarks by the automated file transfer discussed earlier.What I would like to know is that at times I want to import prior bookmark lists which are diff. than those in the current IE OS and which I have stored as files on a disk,such as(a:),these are the files I want to import and use in Firefox.The Firefox popup transfer menu only shows the transfer of the current IE bookmark mark files and as far as I can see gives no other option for transferring in other bookmark lists from other sources--Thanx Gerald

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Favorites
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 7:29 AM PST

I don't see a way in IE to export (or save) Favorites to a file, so it doesn't seem possible to import them into Firefox as a file.

However, IE's favorites are stored in a folder in Windows Explorer at C/Documents and Settings/Username/Favorites

So, if you can load your old favorite files from the disk into this folder, (including any sub-folders if you have any), then they should show up in IE when you next open it up.

In that way, you can re-import the IE favorites into FIrefox, but to avoid duplication you may have to delete the exisiting IE imported favorites before importing the new list.

Hope this helps

Mark

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This FAQ.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 7:37 AM PST
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Yep
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 7:49 AM PST
In reply to: This FAQ.

I had forgotten about the IE File > Export option.

But as he has his old IE favorites on a separate disk that method wouldn't work, unless he first imported those back into IE.

Mark

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Very Fast
by GeraldDoyle / December 15, 2004 9:47 AM PST
In reply to: This FAQ.

Thanx Robert--is quick and easy that way which gives both the enter from IE or from a file or location.---Thanx

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