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Can I import bookmarks/favorites WITHOUT having them reorganized the way FF wants them?

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This issue seems common to every browser, but it's maddening to me and has prevented me from changing browsers before, but I'm really tired of IE.

I have a lot of folders with bookmarks, and within those folders are other folders with bookmarks. The folders are in the order I want them in, as are their contents. After importing, everything has been alphabetized, and the whole structure has become worthless to me. Dragging and dropping a couple of hundred items individually is not what I want to do. Is there a way to import things exactly as they are? Would this be a logical option to have for a feature like this?

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You can export the favorites in IE to an HTML file and import this file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html):
    File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox:
    Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import Bookmarks from HTML

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":

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Chosen Solution

You can export the favorites in IE to an HTML file and import this file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html):
    File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox:
    Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import Bookmarks from HTML

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":

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I did that, and the folders are still reordered, at but I overall it's better than importing using the "Import data from another browser" option. Thanks. I can work with this.