Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks

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This article explains how to export your bookmarks to an HTML file, which can be used as a backup or for importing into another web browser.

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  2. In the Library window, click on the Import and Backup menu and choose Export HTML....

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  3. In the Export Bookmarks File window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks.html by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Save the bookmarks HTML file. The Export Bookmarks File window will close and you can close the Library window.

Your bookmarks are now successfully exported from Firefox. The bookmarks HTML file you saved is now ready to be imported into another web browser.