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Export Firefox bookmarks does not work

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The FAQ explaining how to export Firefox bookmarks works until Save is pressed. The "saved" file is not in the folder selected.

The FAQ explaining how to export Firefox bookmarks works until Save is pressed. The "saved" file is not in the folder selected.

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FredMcD
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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 23.0.0.185 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.637

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.

Separate Issue; Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300 <br>Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer. Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: '''[http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows]''' '''[http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac]''' Then reinstall the latest version. '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''active_x''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the '''plugin only.''' Not the '''active_x.''' Flash Player '''Version: 23.0.0.185''' Flash Player (Linux) '''Version 11.2.202.637''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download.
FredMcD
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Did you confirm what folder the file should be in? Please search for the file using your file browser.

Did you confirm what folder the file should be in? Please search for the file using your file browser.

Question owner

The bookmark file is not there. Searched computer for "*bookmark*". Most recent file was from Feb 2015.

The bookmark file is not there. Searched computer for "*bookmark*". Most recent file was from Feb 2015.
FredMcD
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

Note:Open a file browser to that folder first, and watch it.

Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there? Note:Open a file browser to that folder first, and watch it.

Question owner

Opened in safe mode as directed. Saved bookmarks following these steps: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-bookmarks-internet-explorer. Bookmarks folder in My Documents is still empty.

(BTW: also solved the Flash Player issue you identified. Thanks!)

Opened in safe mode as directed. Saved bookmarks following these steps: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-bookmarks-internet-explorer. Bookmarks folder in My Documents is still empty. (BTW: also solved the Flash Player issue you identified. Thanks!)
FredMcD
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blray said

Bookmarks folder in My Documents is still empty.

Bookmarks are saved as an HTML file, not a folder.

''blray [[#answer-927837|said]]'' <blockquote> Bookmarks folder in My Documents is still empty. </blockquote> Bookmarks are saved as an HTML '''file,''' not a folder.

Question owner

When trying to save the bookmark file it goes into a folder also named bookmark. After trying to save the bookmark file, the bookmark folder is empty.

When trying to save the bookmark file it goes into a folder also named bookmark. After trying to save the bookmark file, the bookmark folder is empty.
FredMcD
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Let's try this. Save the HTML but place it on your desktop instead.

Let's try this. Save the HTML but place it on your desktop instead.

Question owner

No, saving it to the desktop didn't work either. I saved a photo to the desktop this morning and that worked. I tried saving bookmarks there and there is no file newer than the photo.

No, saving it to the desktop didn't work either. I saved a photo to the desktop this morning and that worked. I tried saving bookmarks there and there is no file newer than the photo.
FredMcD
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Let’s do a full clean re-install; Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link} Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Mac: Open the "Applications" folder.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install Firefox on Linux. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory.

Do Not remove the profiles folder.

Look for, and rename any Mozilla or Firefox program folders by adding .old to them. Do not rename the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner. Then run the installer. If all goes well, remove the OLD folders when you are done.


If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;
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Let’s do a full clean re-install; '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download Firefox For All languages And Systems]''' {web link} Save the file. Then '''Close Firefox.''' Using your file browser, open the '''Programs Folder''' on your computer. '''Windows:''' C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) '''Mac:''' Open the "Applications" folder.<br>https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac '''Linux:''' Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it - see Install [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux Firefox on Linux]. If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the [http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop Firefox download page,] simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. '''Do Not''' remove the profiles folder. Look for, and rename any '''Mozilla''' or '''Firefox''' program folders by adding '''.old''' to them. Do not rename the '''Mozilla Thunderbird''' folder if there is one. After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner. Then run the installer. If all goes well, remove the OLD folders when you are done. --------- If there is a problem, start your '''Computer''' in safe mode and try again. '''[http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;<br>Free Online Encyclopedia]'''

Question owner

Followed the steps. After FF reinstalled, tried to save bookmarks to the bookmark file in an HTML format. The bookmark folder is still empty.

Followed the steps. After FF reinstalled, tried to save bookmarks to the bookmark file in an HTML format. The bookmark folder is still empty.
FredMcD
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I've called for more help.

I've called for more help.

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It's been nearly a month. I still have the problem: I cannot Export or backup my bookmarks so I can move them to another computer.

Is there anyone out there who can help me?

It's been nearly a month. I still have the problem: I cannot Export or backup my bookmarks so I can move them to another computer. Is there anyone out there who can help me?