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Bookmarks Gone after windows 8, they are still on my mac, How do I get them back on PC?


Got a new PC with windows 8. My Firefox bookmarks are gone. They are still on my mac. How can I get them on my PC? Going into explorer as directed was no help, (View) was not an option. It seems Windows has fewer tool bars for this type of thing.

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Gingerbread Man
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See either of the following articles:

View in Windows Explorer is part of the menu bar, which is hidden by default in Windows Vista and later. You can access it by holding down Alt and simultaneously pressing V on your keyboard.

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Still no help, there is no icon next to my home icon to click and get the bookmarks stuff. I've tried syncing but both computers say an account is already set up with my email address when I get a code (it is not labeled recovery or bookmark code) and try to put it in the pc it says incorrect.

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Both devices need to be online if you use the 12-character code to pair a device.
Otherwise you need to click the "I don't have the device with me" at the bottom and enter the account settings (email, password, sync key) yourself.

You can export the bookmarks on the Mac to an HTML file and copy the file to an USB stick.

  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Export Bookmarks to HTML
  • Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import Bookmarks from HTML

See also:

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

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Finally I Have Bookmarks Back! Those boogers at Microsoft don't want you to use Firefox so they make it tough. I was finally able to go into my Mac, find the little icon that allows export of the whole bookmark file to a jump drive and transfer this to the PC. Then found the import file command to get it into Firefox. What a pain! but it works. Thanks. Tj

jhwrr 0 solutions 3 answers

ALT V did "pin" my tabs to the top along with arrow back, but still no bookmarks and no way to access "Options" or "View"

jhwrr 0 solutions 3 answers

I got it. I was in full screen mode, went to normal mode...all is back