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Hi, I'd like to import bookmarks from Safari, and can do it directly or download them from Safari. I want to erase the current bookmarks so I don't have duplicates. And also be able to properly place the bookmarks in favorites or bookmarks.

Thx for the help

Larryo

Hi, I'd like to import bookmarks from Safari, and can do it directly or download them from Safari. I want to erase the current bookmarks so I don't have duplicates. And also be able to properly place the bookmarks in favorites or bookmarks. Thx for the help Larryo
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Also, is searching this solution, it says to import bookmarks go to the bookmark icon in the upper right and select import and export. It doesn't exist.

Also, is searching this solution, it says to import bookmarks go to the bookmark icon in the upper right and select import and export. It doesn't exist.
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As to your current bookmarks, just delete them. As to importing new ones,

These instructions are for Firefox. Other browsers should also be able to do this.

These instructions will combine the new bookmarks with the old.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Export Bookmarks To HTML, and follow the prompts and save it to a HTML file. Copy the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select Import Bookmarks From HTML.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

Mozilla search: Import {web link}

As to your current bookmarks, just delete them. As to importing new ones, These instructions are for Firefox. Other browsers should also be able to do this. These instructions will combine the new bookmarks with the old. Open the '''Bookmarks Manager; ''' Press the '''Alt''' or '''F10''' key to bring up the toolbar, and select '''Bookmarks. ''' Hot key is '''<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> B. ''' Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled ''' Import and Backup. ''' Select '''Export''' '''Bookmarks To HTML, ''' and follow the prompts and save it to a '''HTML''' file. '''Copy''' the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select '''Import Bookmarks''' '''From HTML. ''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/search?esab=a&w=1&q=import Mozilla search: Import] {web link}
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As a footnote to the above:

I think some Mac users have icons only for the Library menus instead of words or icons + words. You might need to click each icon and look at the drop-down to see which one has Import, or see whether you have the icon that matches the Windows version (star with circling arrows):

As a footnote to the above: I think some Mac users have icons only for the Library menus instead of words or icons + words. You might need to click each icon and look at the drop-down to see which one has Import, or see whether you have the icon that matches the Windows version (star with circling arrows): <img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2011-09-13-12-41-00-a4555c.png" width="500">
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Note that Firefox 67 has been released that comes with an import item in the File menu. See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-data-another-browser#firefox:mac:fx66 *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmark-folders-organize-your-bookmarks
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FredMcD said

As to your current bookmarks, just delete them. As to importing new ones, These instructions are for Firefox. Other browsers should also be able to do this. These instructions will combine the new bookmarks with the old. Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B. Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Export Bookmarks To HTML, and follow the prompts and save it to a HTML file. Copy the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select Import Bookmarks From HTML. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks Mozilla search: Import {web link}

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Thanks for the help, but confusing to navigate around. First, where is the bookmarks manager? A search does not find it. Thx.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1224624|said]]'' <blockquote> As to your current bookmarks, just delete them. As to importing new ones, These instructions are for Firefox. Other browsers should also be able to do this. These instructions will combine the new bookmarks with the old. Open the '''Bookmarks Manager; ''' Press the '''Alt''' or '''F10''' key to bring up the toolbar, and select '''Bookmarks. ''' Hot key is '''<Control> ''(Mac=<Command>)'' <Shift> B. ''' Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled ''' Import and Backup. ''' Select '''Export''' '''Bookmarks To HTML, ''' and follow the prompts and save it to a '''HTML''' file. '''Copy''' the file to another computer/profile. Repeat the instructions above, BUT select '''Import Bookmarks''' '''From HTML. ''' https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/search?esab=a&w=1&q=import Mozilla search: Import] {web link} </blockquote> ======== Thanks for the help, but confusing to navigate around. First, where is the bookmarks manager? A search does not find it. Thx.
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jscher2000 said

As a footnote to the above: I think some Mac users have icons only for the Library menus instead of words or icons + words. You might need to click each icon and look at the drop-down to see which one has Import, or see whether you have the icon that matches the Windows version (star with circling arrows):


++++++++++++ I can't get to that picture by clicking on the bookmarks icon. Im missing something. Thx

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1224689|said]]'' <blockquote> As a footnote to the above: I think some Mac users have icons only for the Library menus instead of words or icons + words. You might need to click each icon and look at the drop-down to see which one has Import, or see whether you have the icon that matches the Windows version (star with circling arrows): <img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2011-09-13-12-41-00-a4555c.png" width="500"> </blockquote> ++++++++++++ I can't get to that picture by clicking on the bookmarks icon. Im missing something. Thx
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cor-el said

Note that Firefox 67 has been released that comes with an import item in the File menu. See also:

This worked. One major issue: I find it very difficult to delete the old bookmarks and some I can't delete at all. What am I doing wrong?

Also, How do I rename bookmarks and folders?

Thx again, very helpful.

''cor-el [[#answer-1224705|said]]'' <blockquote> Note that Firefox 67 has been released that comes with an import item in the File menu. See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-data-another-browser#firefox:mac:fx66 *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmark-folders-organize-your-bookmarks </blockquote> This worked. One major issue: I find it very difficult to delete the old bookmarks and some I can't delete at all. What am I doing wrong? Also, How do I rename bookmarks and folders? Thx again, very helpful.
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On Mac, easiest is to use the Bookmarks Manager (Library) to make changes to the properties of a bookmark or folder. You select the parent folder in the left panel and select the folder of the bookmark you want to inspect or modify in the right panel. The Details panel at the bottom right shows all the properties like name and location (some lesser used properties can be revealed if you click the More button). On other platform you usually do this via the right-click context menu in the Properties.

On Mac, easiest is to use the Bookmarks Manager (Library) to make changes to the properties of a bookmark or folder. You select the parent folder in the left panel and select the folder of the bookmark you want to inspect or modify in the right panel. The Details panel at the bottom right shows all the properties like name and location (some lesser used properties can be revealed if you click the More button). On other platform you usually do this via the right-click context menu in the Properties.
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