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Post Posted March 23rd, 2020, 7:18 pm

What is a good way to export bookmarks with high fidelity? I see only two ways in the Manager (now called "Library"?): Export as HTML or Backup.

Backup (JSON) is not very readable (had to prettify it just to read it at all), and fields with NULL values aren't included. It would have to be programmatically turned into something readable/convert-able, and I'd rather not spend that time for bookmarks.

Export doesn't show all fields and multi-line strings show as one continuous line (so it is not readable), and all the fields are not visible (have to look as source to see them, so that is kinda weird altogether).

I'm ultimately wanting to get a printer-friendly output (of useful fields) or something to import into a spreadsheet. Something like that. Properly displaying multi-line text is important (I have a lot of it in the Descriptions).

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2020, 11:42 pm

Justinh wrote:What is a good way to export bookmarks with high fidelity? I see only two ways in the Manager (now called "Library"?): Export as HTML or Backup.

Export as HTML

Export doesn't show all fields and multi-line strings show as one continuous line (so it is not readable), and all the fields are not visible (have to look as source to see them, so that is kinda weird altogether).

They wrap fine, both in SM and in Programmer's Notepad.
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Post Posted March 24th, 2020, 4:34 pm

Multiple lines do not wrap (rather, use EOL) in the HTML output.

in the bookmark Desc field:
Hello
World

in the HTML (as rendered in SM):
Hello World

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Post Posted March 24th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Justinh wrote:Multiple lines do not wrap (rather, use EOL) in the HTML output.

If you say so.

Good luck with your problem.


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Post Posted March 25th, 2020, 4:51 pm

To be clear, I am not talking about wrapped text (one long string) in the description field. I'm talking about multiple discrete lines. I probably described it inaccurately before, so my apologies.

A
B
C
-- NOT --
A B C

I assure you I am not lying. The HTML code has no accommodation for breaking at EOL characters.

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Post Posted April 4th, 2020, 6:10 am

Maybe (Nirsoft's) FavoritesView will help?
(You may need to point it to your places.sqlite file, File | Select Favorites File/Folder.)
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Post Posted April 5th, 2020, 2:32 pm

therube wrote:Maybe (Nirsoft's) FavoritesView will help?
(You may need to point it to your places.sqlite file, File | Select Favorites File/Folder.)


Nice thought, but that utility requires you to first export to HTML, but then it doesn't pick up all the bookmark fields (the ones I need). It is handy for finding duplicates. :D Thanks.

Anyone know how to show the bookmark folder location in the Library dialog? If appears the add-on I used before 2.53 doesn't work anymore. (Shouldn't this be out-of-the box functionality?)

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Post Posted April 5th, 2020, 3:28 pm

If you are familiar with database tools, you can try SQLite Manager
I'm using version 0.8.3.1-signed.1-signed in SM 2.53.3b1
You can export as sql or csv

https://addons.thunderbird.net/EN-uS/se ... er/?src=ss

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Post Posted April 7th, 2020, 5:34 pm

hardys wrote:If you are familiar with database tools, you can try SQLite Manager
I'm using version 0.8.3.1-signed.1-signed in SM 2.53.3b1
You can export as sql or csv

https://addons.thunderbird.net/EN-uS/se ... er/?src=ss


The author says it stopped working with Fx 57, and neither SM 2.49 or 2.53 (Fx 60?) like it. Are you using it? With what SM version? How do you install it?

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Post Posted April 8th, 2020, 5:53 am

hardys wrote:I'm using version 0.8.3.1-signed.1-signed in SM 2.53.3b1


It is working just fine here in SM 2.53.3b1 on WIN10 prof 64bit (also worked in SM 2.53.1), maybe you have to change the max version in the install.rdf file or use the converter from http://addonconverter.fotokraina.com/

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Post Posted April 8th, 2020, 3:58 pm

(No changes need here, simply install it. That said, don't believe this will meet the OP's needs?)
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