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How do I import multi-level bookmarks from IE 8 to FireFox 17 if IE 8 is broken, cannot re-install it, and will not run?

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IE 8 is still installed, but will not run. I cannot install any version of IE--I tried. I can import only first level bookmarks. Solutions in forum assume a working IE 8.

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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.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • 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 Bookmarks from HTML: From File

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

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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.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • 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 Bookmarks from HTML: From File

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

Modified by cor-el

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A real stupid answer. Apparently no one read the question.

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If you can't import the IE favorites in Firefox and IE also isn't working then you either have to try this is another windows account and copy the Favorites folder to that account to see if that works or copy the Favorites folder to another computer. Firefox doesn't handle the .URL type disk format that IE uses, so you would have to import each favorite individually.

You can also try this utility.