Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

This article explains how to import an HTML bookmarks file formatted in the Netscape Bookmarks format.

Before proceeding, you should make a backup of your current bookmarks. You can do this by opening the Bookmarks Library window (explained below), then selecting I-B icon pre68import-export-arrowsImport and Backup and choosing Backup…. This will create a Firefox bookmark backup file in JSON format.

Note: The imported bookmarks will be added to your existing bookmarks, which may result in duplicate bookmarks. You can delete unwanted Firefox bookmarks before importing a new set of bookmarks, but this can be time-consuming.
  1. Click on the menu button fx57menuFx89menuButton to open the menu panel. Click the Library 57 library icon button on your toolbar. (If you don't see it, click the menu fx57menu button, then click Libraryclick the menu fx89menuButton button.) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All BookmarksManage Bookmarks bar at the bottom.

  2. From the toolbar on the Library window, click I-B icon pre68import-export-arrowsImport and Backup and choose Import Bookmarks from HTML….
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  3. Within the Import Bookmarks File window that opens, navigate to the bookmarks HTML file you are importing and select the file.
  4. Click the Open button. The Import Bookmarks File window will close.
  5. Close the Library window.

The bookmarks in the selected HTML file will be added to your Firefox bookmarks within the Bookmarks Menu directory.

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