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How do I export bookmarks from Firefox for Mobile (android) to an html file?

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I have bookmarks on my Firefox for Mobile v 33.1 that I would like to copy/back up to an html file. Even if I access the desktop version on my tablet I don't see the Show all Bookmarks - Import/Export option. This Android profile used to be linked through the old Firefox Sync to my PC but the issue is that I can't access it from my PC anymore as I just had to replace the hard disk. I have now installed the new Firefox on my PC but it won't sync with the old Android version as the new Firefox Sync is not compatible with the old one. Also when I go under Sync on the Android, it says the email account is deprecated.

Going forward I understand I need to remove account on the Android, update to the new Firefox Sync and newly link PC and Android device. However I have read that If I remove the account on my Android Firefox and set up the new Firefox Sync on it, I will lose my old bookmarks and it will only start saving and syncing bookmarks from then on even if I use the same email address to set it up. If this is the case and before taking this step, is there a way I can copy my old Android bookmarks to an html file?

All suggestions very much appreciated! I'm completely lost.

Thanks

I have bookmarks on my Firefox for Mobile v 33.1 that I would like to copy/back up to an html file. Even if I access the desktop version on my tablet I don't see the Show all Bookmarks - Import/Export option. This Android profile used to be linked through the old Firefox Sync to my PC but the issue is that I can't access it from my PC anymore as I just had to replace the hard disk. I have now installed the new Firefox on my PC but it won't sync with the old Android version as the new Firefox Sync is not compatible with the old one. Also when I go under Sync on the Android, it says the email account is deprecated. Going forward I understand I need to remove account on the Android, update to the new Firefox Sync and newly link PC and Android device. However I have read that If I remove the account on my Android Firefox and set up the new Firefox Sync on it, I will lose my old bookmarks and it will only start saving and syncing bookmarks from then on even if I use the same email address to set it up. If this is the case and before taking this step, is there a way I can copy my old Android bookmarks to an html file? All suggestions very much appreciated! I'm completely lost. Thanks

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user1145796 2 solutions 10 answers

# Click the Firefox menu, point to Bookmarks, and select Show All Bookmarks. (You can also press Ctrl+Shift+B to quickly open the bookmarks library window.)

  • Click the Import and Backup menu and select Export Bookmarks to HTML. (The Backup option will create a .json file, which other browsers can’t open.) Use the Import Bookmarks from HTML option here to import bookmarks in the future.
  • Firefox will give the backup file a name of “bookmarks.html” by default. You may want to change the file name and add more information, such as the date.

After backup you should Bookmarks into your Mobile . you can use USB or Cloud for importing ...

  1. Go to your mobile Device and log in with your Mozila Account for Synce your Data
  • From the setting menu select Customize > Import and click on it

You can manage your bookmarks from Mozila on your PC or on your phone ! you can see Bookmarks with your Device name .

For example on my Phone i see my Bookmarks with name Desktops-Bookmarks and on my MAc i see FireFox on SM-N910F (Note 4)


Be update and and update your apps and Browser anytime then you have no problem with it Thank you for using Firefox

we wish you the best

<strike># Click the Firefox menu, point to Bookmarks, and select Show All Bookmarks. (You can also press Ctrl+Shift+B to quickly open the bookmarks library window.) * Click the Import and Backup menu and select Export Bookmarks to HTML. (The Backup option will create a .json file, which other browsers can’t open.) Use the Import Bookmarks from HTML option here to import bookmarks in the future. * Firefox will give the backup file a name of “bookmarks.html” by default. You may want to change the file name and add more information, such as the date. '''After backup you should Bookmarks into your Mobile . you can use USB or Cloud for importing ...''' # Go to your mobile Device and log in with your Mozila Account for Synce your Data * From the setting menu select Customize > Import and click on it ---------------- You can manage your bookmarks from Mozila on your PC or on your phone ! you can see Bookmarks with your Device name . For example on my Phone i see my Bookmarks with name Desktops-Bookmarks and on my MAc i see FireFox on SM-N910F (Note 4) ------------------ Be update and and update your apps and Browser anytime then you have no problem with it </strike> Thank you for using Firefox we wish you the best

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Tangram that is an answer for desktop Firefox. It does not apply to Firefox for Android.

There is no way to export bookmarks/history in Firefox for Android.

However your Firefox sync account is unrelated to the Firefox for Android profile. You can safely remove the account without loss of data. Then set up a new Sync Account.

Tangram that is an answer for desktop Firefox. It does not apply to Firefox for Android. There is no way to export bookmarks/history in Firefox for Android. However your Firefox sync account is unrelated to the Firefox for Android profile. You can safely remove the account without loss of data. Then set up a new Sync Account.
Gregory1111 0 solutions 3 answers

I simply cannot understand how the firefox people have so many limitations on the bookmarks options..i really love firefox but without adequate bookmarking capabilities like exporting/importing on firefox mobile as well as the option to create folders for bookmarks on android(I mean come one, this is a serious joke) I'm gonna switch to Dolphin..they have flash support which firefox doesnt as well as creating folders and backup/restore on bookmarks. hate to let you go firefox but im biting the bullet

I simply cannot understand how the firefox people have so many limitations on the bookmarks options..i really love firefox but without adequate bookmarking capabilities like exporting/importing on firefox mobile as well as the option to create folders for bookmarks on android(I mean come one, this is a serious joke) I'm gonna switch to Dolphin..they have flash support which firefox doesnt as well as creating folders and backup/restore on bookmarks. hate to let you go firefox but im biting the bullet
Gregory1111 0 solutions 3 answers

tviva said

I have bookmarks on my Firefox for Mobile v 33.1 that I would like to copy/back up to an html file. Even if I access the desktop version on my tablet I don't see the Show all Bookmarks - Import/Export option. This Android profile used to be linked through the old Firefox Sync to my PC but the issue is that I can't access it from my PC anymore as I just had to replace the hard disk. I have now installed the new Firefox on my PC but it won't sync with the old Android version as the new Firefox Sync is not compatible with the old one. Also when I go under Sync on the Android, it says the email account is deprecated. Going forward I understand I need to remove account on the Android, update to the new Firefox Sync and newly link PC and Android device. However I have read that If I remove the account on my Android Firefox and set up the new Firefox Sync on it, I will lose my old bookmarks and it will only start saving and syncing bookmarks from then on even if I use the same email address to set it up. If this is the case and before taking this step, is there a way I can copy my old Android bookmarks to an html file? All suggestions very much appreciated! I'm completely lost. Thanks

I simply cannot understand how the firefox people have so many limitations on the bookmarks options..i really love firefox but without adequate bookmarking capabilities like exporting/importing on firefox mobile as well as the option to create folders for bookmarks on android(I mean come one, this is a serious joke) I'm gonna switch to Dolphin..they have flash support which firefox doesnt as well as creating folders and backup/restore on bookmarks. hate to let you go firefox but im biting the bullet

''tviva [[#question-1031441|said]]'' <blockquote> I have bookmarks on my Firefox for Mobile v 33.1 that I would like to copy/back up to an html file. Even if I access the desktop version on my tablet I don't see the Show all Bookmarks - Import/Export option. This Android profile used to be linked through the old Firefox Sync to my PC but the issue is that I can't access it from my PC anymore as I just had to replace the hard disk. I have now installed the new Firefox on my PC but it won't sync with the old Android version as the new Firefox Sync is not compatible with the old one. Also when I go under Sync on the Android, it says the email account is deprecated. Going forward I understand I need to remove account on the Android, update to the new Firefox Sync and newly link PC and Android device. However I have read that If I remove the account on my Android Firefox and set up the new Firefox Sync on it, I will lose my old bookmarks and it will only start saving and syncing bookmarks from then on even if I use the same email address to set it up. If this is the case and before taking this step, is there a way I can copy my old Android bookmarks to an html file? All suggestions very much appreciated! I'm completely lost. Thanks </blockquote> I simply cannot understand how the firefox people have so many limitations on the bookmarks options..i really love firefox but without adequate bookmarking capabilities like exporting/importing on firefox mobile as well as the option to create folders for bookmarks on android(I mean come one, this is a serious joke) I'm gonna switch to Dolphin..they have flash support which firefox doesnt as well as creating folders and backup/restore on bookmarks. hate to let you go firefox but im biting the bullet