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How to transfer Firefox bookmarks (hundreds!) from a Windows XP PC to a new Windows 7 PC

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Firefox has been the default browser on the existing XP system, and we intend to use it as the default on a new Windows 7 system.

I expect that the Windows Easy Transfer system would do OK with Internet Explorer bookmarks, but may have some traps and pitfalls for Firefox users.

Is there a transfer procedure that is known to work for Firefox bookmarks?

Firefox has been the default browser on the existing XP system, and we intend to use it as the default on a new Windows 7 system. I expect that the Windows Easy Transfer system would do OK with Internet Explorer bookmarks, but may have some traps and pitfalls for Firefox users. Is there a transfer procedure that is known to work for Firefox bookmarks?

Chosen solution

Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Export HTML... - to a USB stick
then
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Import HTML... - from file on that USB stick

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Chosen Solution

Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Export HTML... - to a USB stick
then
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Import HTML... - from file on that USB stick

Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Export HTML... - to a USB stick <br /> ''then'' <br /> Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup - Import HTML... - from file on that USB stick
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Thanks so much -- it worked perfectly. Am in throes of transferring to new laptop, recovering from surgery and on an exceptionally short leash on my temper. Didn't need another problem.

Thanks again.

Thanks so much -- it worked perfectly. Am in throes of transferring to new laptop, recovering from surgery and on an exceptionally short leash on my temper. Didn't need another problem. Thanks again.