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Export bookmarks tool bar and bookmarks to a new computer

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I want to save my bookmarks and bookmark tool bar for a new computer. The explanation offer by Fire Fox has a Dead End in it.

There must be a simple way to save this information.

I want to save my bookmarks and bookmark tool bar for a new computer. The explanation offer by Fire Fox has a Dead End in it. There must be a simple way to save this information.

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Wesley Branton
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Please do the following:

  1. Open the bookmark manager (Ctrl + Shift + B)
  2. Select Import and Backup
  3. Click Export Bookmarks to HTML
  4. Save the HTML file to an external storage device
  5. Go to the device which you are importing bookmarks to
  6. Repeat steps 1 and 2
  7. Click Import Bookmarks from HTML
  8. Open the HTML file
Please do the following: #Open the bookmark manager (Ctrl + Shift + B) #Select Import and Backup #Click Export Bookmarks to HTML #Save the HTML file to an external storage device #Go to the device which you are importing bookmarks to #Repeat steps 1 and 2 #Click Import Bookmarks from HTML #Open the HTML file

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I did this look at the file before transferring it and the resulting file had no resemblance what so ever to my current bookmarks. It had bookmarks from years ago and did not have my current bookmark tool bar inventory.

I did this look at the file before transferring it and the resulting file had no resemblance what so ever to my current bookmarks. It had bookmarks from years ago and did not have my current bookmark tool bar inventory.
Wesley Branton
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Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks, which can be helpful if your bookmarks are lost or missing. To recover them, follow the instructions below.

  1. Use one of these methods to open the Bookmarks Library window:
    • Firefox 29 and above: Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks.
    • Previous Firefox versions: Click the Firefox button and click on Bookmarks. (If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks button win 2 or Bookmarks menu item and select Show All Bookmarks.)
  2. At the top of the Library window, click on Import and Backup and select Restore.
  3. Click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover.
  4. In the new window that appears, click OK.
  5. Your bookmarks from the selected date should now be restored.

For more information, see the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article. For other solutions, see the Recover lost or missing Bookmarks article.

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Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks, which can be helpful if your bookmarks are lost or missing. To recover them, follow the instructions below. #Use <u>one</u> of these methods to open the Bookmarks Library window: #* '''Firefox 29 and above:''' Click the Bookmarks button [[Image:Bookmarks-29]] and select ''Show All Bookmarks''. #* '''Previous Firefox versions:''' Click the [[Display the Firefox button menu instead of the menu toolbar|Firefox button]] and click on ''Bookmarks''. (If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Bookmarks button [[Image:Bookmarks button win 2]] or ''Bookmarks'' menu item and select ''Show All Bookmarks''.) # At the top of the Library window, click on ''Import and Backup'' and select ''Restore''. # Click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover. # In the new window that appears, click OK. # Your bookmarks from the selected date should now be restored. For more information, see the [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]] article. For other solutions, see the [[Recover lost or missing Bookmarks]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! Thank you.

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Wesley Branton said

Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks, which can be helpful if your bookmarks are lost or missing. To recover them, follow the instructions below.
  1. Use one of these methods to open the Bookmarks Library window:
    • Firefox 29 and above: Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks.
    • Previous Firefox versions: Click the Firefox button and click on Bookmarks. (If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks button win 2 or Bookmarks menu item and select Show All Bookmarks.)
  2. At the top of the Library window, click on Import and Backup and select Restore.
  3. Click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover.
  4. In the new window that appears, click OK.
  5. Your bookmarks from the selected date should now be restored.
For more information, see the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article. For other solutions, see the Recover lost or missing Bookmarks article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! Thank you.
''Wesley Branton [[#answer-667879|said]]'' <blockquote> Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks, which can be helpful if your bookmarks are lost or missing. To recover them, follow the instructions below. #Use <u>one</u> of these methods to open the Bookmarks Library window: #* '''Firefox 29 and above:''' Click the Bookmarks button [[Image:Bookmarks-29]] and select ''Show All Bookmarks''. #* '''Previous Firefox versions:''' Click the [[Display the Firefox button menu instead of the menu toolbar|Firefox button]] and click on ''Bookmarks''. (If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Bookmarks button [[Image:Bookmarks button win 2]] or ''Bookmarks'' menu item and select ''Show All Bookmarks''.) # At the top of the Library window, click on ''Import and Backup'' and select ''Restore''. # Click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover. # In the new window that appears, click OK. # Your bookmarks from the selected date should now be restored. For more information, see the [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]] article. For other solutions, see the [[Recover lost or missing Bookmarks]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! Thank you. </blockquote>

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That is very interesting if I wanted to "Restore" my bookmarks. I want to save my bookmarks to move them to a new computer.

That is very interesting if I wanted to "Restore" my bookmarks. I want to save my bookmarks to move them to a new computer.
Wesley Branton
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You can copy all of your data from Firefox if you want. This includes bookmarks, extensions and more. Simply copy your profile folder to the new computer.

You can copy all of your data from Firefox if you want. This includes bookmarks, extensions and more. Simply copy your profile folder to the new computer.

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Wesley Branton said

You can copy all of your data from Firefox if you want. This includes bookmarks, extensions and more. Simply copy your profile folder to the new computer.

Not to drag this out but where and how do I find my profile page?

''Wesley Branton [[#answer-667899|said]]'' <blockquote> You can copy all of your data from Firefox if you want. This includes bookmarks, extensions and more. Simply copy your profile folder to the new computer. </blockquote> Not to drag this out but where and how do I find my profile page?
Wesley Branton
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To locate your profile folder and copy data, please do the following:

On the computer you are taking data from:

  1. Open the Windows run dialog, via the start menu or Windows key + R
  2. Type %appdata%
  3. Press run
  4. Open the Mozilla folder
  5. Open the Firefox folder
  6. Open the Profiles folder
  7. Open the folder with the .default at the end of it
  8. Copy all contents in this folder to an external storage device (ex. USB)

On the computer you are tranfering data to:

  1. Run Firefox
  2. Close Firefox
  3. Open the Windows run dialog, via the start menu or Windows key + R
  4. Type %appdata%
  5. Press run
  6. Open the Mozilla folder
  7. Open the Firefox folder
  8. Open the Profiles folder
  9. Open the folder with the .default at the end of it
  10. Copy all data from the external device to this folder
  11. Allow Windows to overwrite files

If you have any more questions or need anything explained, please reply below.

To locate your profile folder and copy data, please do the following: '''On the computer you are taking data from:''' #Open the Windows run dialog, via the start menu or Windows key + R #Type <code>%appdata%</code> #Press run #Open the Mozilla folder #Open the Firefox folder #Open the Profiles folder #Open the folder with the <code>.default</code> at the end of it #Copy all contents in this folder to an external storage device (ex. USB) '''On the computer you are tranfering data to:''' #Run Firefox #Close Firefox #Open the Windows run dialog, via the start menu or Windows key + R #Type <code>%appdata%</code> #Press run #Open the Mozilla folder #Open the Firefox folder #Open the Profiles folder #Open the folder with the <code>.default</code> at the end of it #Copy all data from the external device to this folder #Allow Windows to overwrite files If you have any more questions or need anything explained, please reply below.