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I followed the directions exactly for importing bookmarks from Chrome, but only a few made it over. How do I get all my Chrome bookmarks over to Firefox?

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My bookmarks in Chrome, which I had organized into several folders, did not make it over to Firefox. I have no idea how I'm going to be able to continue to use Firefox without my bookmarks. This problem, along with the one I posted earlier about Firefox not opening my previous tabs has crippled me. I'm ready to go back to Chrome. Is there anyway to get these bookmarks imported correctly? Thanks.

My bookmarks in Chrome, which I had organized into several folders, did not make it over to Firefox. I have no idea how I'm going to be able to continue to use Firefox without my bookmarks. This problem, along with the one I posted earlier about Firefox not opening my previous tabs has crippled me. I'm ready to go back to Chrome. Is there anyway to get these bookmarks imported correctly? Thanks.

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One issue with importing from Chrome is that Firefox may not place bookmarks in the expected location. Have you checked whether your Bookmarks Bar items ended up on Firefox's Bookmarks Menu or in Other Bookmarks instead of on its Bookmarks Toolbar? You might need to use the Library window --

  • "Show All Bookmarks" or
  • Ctrl+Shift+b

-- to cut/paste or drag/drop the bookmarks to the Toolbar.


If Firefox doesn't read Chrome's data correctly, try the export/import method:

Export Chrome Bookmarks

On Chrome's menu, click Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager

On that page, click More (3 dots menu button) > Export Bookmarks

That should yield a .html file.

Import HTML-format Bookmarks File

See: Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

Any luck?

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One issue with importing from Chrome is that Firefox may not place bookmarks in the expected location. Have you checked whether your Bookmarks Bar items ended up on Firefox's Bookmarks Menu or in Other Bookmarks instead of on its Bookmarks Toolbar? You might need to use the Library window --

  • "Show All Bookmarks" or
  • Ctrl+Shift+b

-- to cut/paste or drag/drop the bookmarks to the Toolbar.


If Firefox doesn't read Chrome's data correctly, try the export/import method:

Export Chrome Bookmarks

On Chrome's menu, click Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager

On that page, click More (3 dots menu button) > Export Bookmarks

That should yield a .html file.

Import HTML-format Bookmarks File

See: Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

Any luck?

One issue with importing from Chrome is that Firefox may not place bookmarks in the expected location. Have you checked whether your Bookmarks Bar items ended up on Firefox's Bookmarks Menu or in Other Bookmarks instead of on its Bookmarks Toolbar? You might need to use the Library window -- * "Show All Bookmarks" or * Ctrl+Shift+b -- to cut/paste or drag/drop the bookmarks to the Toolbar. ---- If Firefox doesn't read Chrome's data correctly, try the export/import method: '''Export Chrome Bookmarks''' On Chrome's menu, click <strong>Bookmarks</strong> > <strong>Bookmark Manager</strong> On that page, click More (3 dots menu button) > <strong>Export Bookmarks</strong> That should yield a .html file. '''Import HTML-format Bookmarks File''' See: [[Import Bookmarks from an HTML file]] Any luck?
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Thanks again, jscher2000 for your help. I've attached some pics for you. I did the export bookmarks and my Chrome bookmarks are now in the Firefox bookmarks menu. Why aren't they in just the bookmarks? Why do I have to take additional steps to get to them? Sorry, but this is not a satisfactory solution.

Thanks again, jscher2000 for your help. I've attached some pics for you. I did the export bookmarks and my Chrome bookmarks are now in the Firefox bookmarks menu. Why aren't they in just the bookmarks? Why do I have to take additional steps to get to them? Sorry, but this is not a satisfactory solution.
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Maybe there is an add-on to help with this if the built-in importers are not satisfactory.

Maybe there is an add-on to help with this if the built-in importers are not satisfactory.
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Maybe there is, but I'm sure the answer you gave me is the best one available. At least I have my bookmarks and that was what I needed. I really appreciate your help and hope I didn't offend you by saying that I didn't like having my bookmarks in two places. Thanks again.

Maybe there is, but I'm sure the answer you gave me is the best one available. At least I have my bookmarks and that was what I needed. I really appreciate your help and hope I didn't offend you by saying that I didn't like having my bookmarks in two places. Thanks again.
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