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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 12:16 pm

Is there an EASY way to transfer bookmarks from my old computer to a new laptop? I am running Windows XP Pro on my old computer and Windows XP Home on my new laptop. I am not very good when it comes to computers so I need a simple step by step of how I can get my bookmarks transfered to my laptop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 12:22 pm

Export the bookmarks on your old computer:
Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > File > Export

Import them on your new computer:
Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > File > Import : "From File"

You can also backup some files in your Profile Folder
(it is not not in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\profile\)
See: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 91#2192291

See e.g. these:
Bookmarks: bookmarks.html
Passwords: signons.txt and key3.db
Saved Forms: formhistory.dat
Site permissions: hostperm.1
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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 12:24 pm

click on "bookmarks" select "Manage bookmarks..." click on "File" select "Export" choose a location (desktop) to save the file. If you have a floppy drive on each PC, copy to a floppy disk. Odds are that you don't have a floppy, so you could attach the bookmarks file to an e-mail, and e-mail the file to your e-mail account used with your laptop, and save the bookmarks file to a location (desktop) on your laptop. Then you the same steps as above, and IMPORT the bookmarks.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 5:52 pm

Thanks dickvl & Guest, You made it so simple even I could do it.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 6:54 pm

OK, I am having the same question. I am using version 1.5.0.4 on a Mac with 10.4.6 OSX.

When I go to manage bookmarks in Firefox, there IS NO option for export. I just now installed Firefox on the laptop and there is also no Firefox or Mozilla folder in the Library. I nevertheless copied the entire Mozilla folder from one computer to the other with no effect.

So, with MY system, how do I transfer bookmarks from a desktop to a laptop?

Thanks for the help.
Michael

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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 6:59 pm

Your profile has to be somewhere on your system. Search your computer for "bookmarks.html".

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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 7:01 pm


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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 7:08 pm

Got it. Was in library/applications support/firefox/profile. Thanks. Michael
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Post Posted June 19th, 2006, 7:10 pm

You're welcome :wink:

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