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Is there a limit to the number of bookmark folders Firefox can import?

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I just installed Firefox 14 and attempted to import my bookmarks from Internet Explorer 8. I have 236 bookmark folders in Internet Explorer, but only 160 imported to Firefox. Is there a limit to the number of bookmark folders Firefox can transfer? Just to be clear, I'm not referring to the actual bookmarks, of which I have 12,487, but rather the folders containing the bookmarks.

Chosen solution

No, but there are sometimes problems with importing the IE favorites directly.

If you have problems with importing the IE Favorites in Firefox then export the Favorites in IE to an HTML file and import that file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.
That way you also preserve any sorting that you may have done in IE with the Favorites.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html): File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox: Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import HTML: From File

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":

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Chosen Solution

No, but there are sometimes problems with importing the IE favorites directly.

If you have problems with importing the IE Favorites in Firefox then export the Favorites in IE to an HTML file and import that file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.
That way you also preserve any sorting that you may have done in IE with the Favorites.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html): File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox: Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import HTML: From File

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":

Question owner

That worked. Thank you.