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I want to import bookmarks from my old PC

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I want to import bookmarks from my old PC, but i't gives me an error massage saying I'm supposed to get an admin to allow me to do so even as admin. The files are all .json.

I want to import bookmarks from my old PC, but i't gives me an error massage saying I'm supposed to get an admin to allow me to do so even as admin. The files are all .json.

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These instructions are for Firefox. Just do the same with other browsers.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Export Bookmarks To HTML, and follow the prompts and save it to a HTML file. Copy the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select Import Bookmarks From HTML.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

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the-edmeister
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.json files need to be restored, not "imported". "Import" is for bookmarks.html files that were exported.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

'''.json''' files need to be '''restored''', not "imported". "Import" is for bookmarks.html files that were exported. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them
cor-el
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You can check the permissions and ownership of these files via the right-click context menu (Properties).

You can check the permissions and ownership of these files via the right-click context menu (Properties).

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Sadly this does not fix the issue. just for abit of context, the old PC is a windows xp while my current one is running windows 10 if that helps.

Sadly this does not fix the issue. just for abit of context, the old PC is a windows xp while my current one is running windows 10 if that helps.
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Chosen Solution

These instructions are for Firefox. Just do the same with other browsers.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Export Bookmarks To HTML, and follow the prompts and save it to a HTML file. Copy the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select Import Bookmarks From HTML.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

These instructions are for Firefox. Just do the same with other browsers. Open the '''Bookmarks Manager; ''' Press the '''Alt''' or '''F10''' key to bring up the toolbar, and select '''Bookmarks. ''' Hot key is '''<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> B. ''' Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled ''' Import and Backup. ''' Select '''Export''' '''Bookmarks To HTML, ''' and follow the prompts and save it to a '''HTML''' file. '''Copy''' the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select '''Import Bookmarks''' '''From HTML. ''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks