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File Import is greyed out. I can not import my bookmarks.

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I can not import my bookmarks from IE. The File Import is greyed out so that I can not click on it.

Chosen solution


  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session"

You can also export the bookmarks to an HTML file in the brwoser that you want to import the bookmarks from and import that file in Firefox.

  • Import the HTML file in Firefox: Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import HTML: From File


See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_bookmarks ("Import from another browser" and "Import from file")

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Installed Plug-ins

  • Default Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10

More Information

Windows 7, Latest FF, Core I5, 6mb ram.

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Chosen Solution


  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session"

You can also export the bookmarks to an HTML file in the brwoser that you want to import the bookmarks from and import that file in Firefox.

  • Import the HTML file in Firefox: Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import HTML: From File


See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_bookmarks ("Import from another browser" and "Import from file")

Question owner

Thanks. Before I saw your reply, I uninstalled then reinstalled FF. Your way probably would have been easier.

rogrs 0 solutions 2 answers

Helpful Reply

It worked. Unchecked Private Browsing in Preferences and Import is no longer grayed out.