Import Internet Explorer Favorites from another computer

This article describes how to get Internet Explorer Favorites from another computer into your Firefox Bookmarks on Windows. The Internet Explorer browser is not currently available for your operating system.

To copy your Bookmarks/Favorites to another computer, you will have to export them from Internet Explorer, copy the file to the other computer, then import them into Firefox.

Exporting bookmarks from Internet Explorer

Note: These steps are for Internet Explorer 9. Steps for previous versions may be slightly different.
  1. Open Internet Explorer on the computer that has the Favorites you want to export.
  2. Press the Alt key on your keyboard. The menu bar (with File, Edit, View, etc.) will appear.
  3. Click on the File menu and select Import and Export.... The Import/Export Settings window will appear.
    Importing IE Favorites 1
  4. In the Import/Export Settings window, click to select Export to a file. Then click the Next button.
  5. Select Favorites. Then click the Next button.
  6. Select the Favorites folders you want to export. To export all your favorites, click the Favorites folder at the top of the list. Then click the Next button.
  7. Click the Browse... button, then navigate to a folder to save your bookmarks file. Then click the Export button.

Copying the bookmark file to another computer

Copy the file you created above to the other computer. You can do this by e-mail, over a network, with a USB drive, or whatever means you have.

Importing bookmarks into Firefox

Open Firefox on the computer that you want to put the Favorites on and then:

Tip: It would be a good idea to backup your bookmarks before importing. To do so go to Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer
  1. Click the menu Menu button 1 button at the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the General panel to the left, click on Import Data under the Import browser data section.
    Import data from Firefox settings
  4. Select the Bookmarks from HTML file option.
    Bookmarks from HTML File
  5. Select the HTML file you will import you bookmarks from and click Open
  6. All set! Your Internet Explorer Favorites will be added to your Firefox bookmarks within the Bookmarks Menu directory. Click Done to close the Import Wizard.
    Bookmarks from HTML File - success

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