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I am trying to import my favorites from a Favorites folder that are .url files! Please help!

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Hi, So my old laptop died, and I saved my favorites from internet explorer as a Favorites folder (I took the harddrive out of my old laptop and dragged everything onto an external harddrive). I now have a new laptop and am trying to pull in all my favorites into Mozilla. I have already looked at all the help files on here, but it looks like they are only for importing .html files? I was looking at my saved favorites and it seems they are all saved as .url files. Any advice on how to get these into Firefox? I really really don't want to have to re-bookmark EVERYTHING.


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Firefox can handle its' own json and sqlite format for bookmarks/places, and it can handle the universal bookmarks.html interchange format, but it can't deal with the Favorites .url format - that's unique to IE and its' clones. Get that folder of .url files back into Internet Explorer and then export that data as an HTML file.

In IE:
File > Import/Export - Export to HTML file

then in Firefox:
Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Import HTML... = From HTML file

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I can't figure out how to do that either.. I know this isn't an IE forum, but if you have any insight on that let me know. I'm facing the same issue with IE, too. It wants .html files.

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You need to drop the .url files into the Favorites folder. I don't use Win7 so I don't know the exact location, but roughly this is the location. \roaming\user\Favorites\

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That is probably:

  • C:\Users\<user>\Favorites