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How do I back up or save a copy of my bookmarks to a file my XP computer can read

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I used to make a backup or saved copy of my favorites with internet explorer on my XP computer and the result was an easily opened list of all my links in order. Recently I installed firefox and I now tried to do the same thing. I did a backup to my bookmarks and could not open the file initially. After some searching I was able to open the file with several programs but all of the results were useless. I kept getting a document with tons of data from the extreme left to right side of the screen in no format or in a usable list. So how can I get the backup or a saved copy in microsoft windows works (not word) processor like all my other windows XP documents are in?

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Firefox's format for bookmark backups is not intended to be human readable. However, you can use the export feature to create a file in the same format that IE and other browsers create. Please see: Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks.

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Firefox's format for bookmark backups is not intended to be human readable. However, you can use the export feature to create a file in the same format that IE and other browsers create. Please see: Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks.

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Note that you can still use such a backup in JSON format and restore this file in the Bookmarks Manager (Library) on the XP computer, but only Firefox can process such a bookmarks JSON backup file.

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Restore > Choose File

Restoring a JSON backup will replace all current bookmarks.

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FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files.
It will also make backup of files that you choose.

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I saw the export option but was not sure it would just function as making a copy OR function as moving my bookmarks which would result in me having none if I failed to properly restore them. I really didn't want the back up file to restore. I wanted it as a record of all my bookmarks before I started to delete many ones Ipprobably will not be using again soon. So, does export result in a new copy elsewhere and leave the present list of bookmarks as is OR does export move them and leave none?

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I saw the export option but was not sure it would just function as making a copy OR function as moving my bookmarks which would result in me having none if I failed to properly restore them. I really didn't want the back up file to restore. I wanted it as a record of all my bookmarks before I started to delete many ones Ipprobably will not be using again soon. So, does export result in a new copy elsewhere and leave the present list of bookmarks as is OR does export move them and leave none?

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Export makes an HTML file of your bookmarks. It does not remove anything from Firefox.

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Thanks to all that sent me answers. Since I am not too computer savvy, I tried the answer that I could relate to first regarding exporting. Then, after being told it would not delete my present bookmarks, I tried it and it worked just as you said. So my problem was solved and I know more about Firefox and feel somewhat more comfortable using it. Thanks.