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How do I import bookmarks from FF in one OS to another OS on the same hard drive?

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I've installed ubuntu lucid lynx and want to move my bookmarks from hardy heron. Both OS are on the same hard drive on different partitions. I've tried using the import option in the library but can't find the appropriate HTML file.

I've installed ubuntu lucid lynx and want to move my bookmarks from hardy heron. Both OS are on the same hard drive on different partitions. I've tried using the import option in the library but can't find the appropriate HTML file.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -The Totem 2.30.0 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100423 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.3

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications
0.9rc2
true
ubufox@ubuntu.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.history_expire_days_min
5
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
nytimes.com
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
browser.tabs.autoHide
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
network.cookie.cookieBehavior
1
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1272913025
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

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Helpful Reply

You need to mount that other partition to be able to access files on it and then browse to the hidden profile folder on that partition. /home/user/.mozilla/firefox

You can only restore a JSON backup, unless you export the bookmarks in that other OS to an HTML file. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox

You need to mount that other partition to be able to access files on it and then browse to the hidden profile folder on that partition. /home/user/.mozilla/firefox You can only restore a JSON backup, unless you export the bookmarks in that other OS to an HTML file. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox