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Post Posted August 11th, 2020, 2:35 pm

When I try to copy bookmarks.html from my seamonkey profile folder to my firefox folder, it does not work.

Even if I manually delete the bookmarks from FF, it still does not work.

When I start FF, it creates the previous bookmarks file??

What is up with that?

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Post Posted August 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm

If I recall correctly, Firefox version 60 and newer is no longer reading the HTML file to access bookmarks but is drawing them from the file places.sqlite. Try exporting the data from SeaMonkey using menu path Bookmarks->Manage Bookmarks->Tools->Export bookmarks to HTML. Then, after deleting bookmarks from Firefox, import that HTML file to Firefox using menu path Bookmarks->Show all bookmarks->Import and Backup->Import Bookmarks from HTML.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Thanks.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2020, 3:53 pm

You're welcome.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2020, 9:10 am

DanRaisch wrote:If I recall correctly, Firefox version 60 and newer is no longer reading the HTML file to access bookmarks but is drawing them from the file places.sqlite. Try exporting the data from SeaMonkey using menu path Bookmarks->Manage Bookmarks->Tools->Export bookmarks to HTML. Then, after deleting bookmarks from Firefox, import that HTML file to Firefox using menu path Bookmarks->Show all bookmarks->Import and Backup->Import Bookmarks from HTML.


Can I copy places.sqlite from SM to FF with both browsers closed?

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Post Posted August 13th, 2020, 9:45 am

I've never done it but you can certainly try that. I'd suggest you make a copy of the current Firefox file and save it under a different name before overwriting it with the SeaMonkey version.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Thanks it worked.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2020, 4:04 am

You're welcome. Glad to hear it.

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