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.

  • For instructions specific to these other browsers, see
Export bookmarks to Internet Explorer, Export bookmarks to Opera 

and Export bookmarks to Safari.

  • For instructions on moving your Firefox data to another

installation of Firefox, see Moving your Firefox bookmarks and settings.

  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. From the toolbar on the Library window, click f60cc26c38fc04cce87eb6ea6ec8c400-1259975468-619-1.png Import and Backup and choose Export Bookmarks to HTML....
    Exporting HTML Bookmarks - Win fx7
  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. Click the Save button. The Export Bookmarks File window will close.
  5. 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.