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Import bookmarks from html not working (YES, I know it really IS an html file and not JSON)

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My objective is to make a global edit to the bookmarks in one folder. To do so, I exported to an HTML file, opened that file in Notepad, deleted all the other bookmarks, and did a search-and-replace to correct the ones I was trying to fix. Saved the file and attempted to import into Firefox. I *can* open the file and see the links, and I can use Import and Backup to get to the file and select it for import. However, after that, NOTHING happens.

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Did you at least leave the global folder structure in the file?

<!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>
<!-- This is an automatically generated file.
     It will be read and overwritten.
     DO NOT EDIT! -->
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>
<H1>Bookmarks Menu</H1>
<DL><p>
 (bookmarks)
</DL><p>

Where did you look for those bookmarks?
Did you do a search?

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Did you at least leave the global folder structure in the file?

<!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>
<!-- This is an automatically generated file.
     It will be read and overwritten.
     DO NOT EDIT! -->
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>
<H1>Bookmarks Menu</H1>
<DL><p>
 (bookmarks)
</DL><p>

Where did you look for those bookmarks?
Did you do a search?

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Yes, did leave the structure. Looked everywhere and did do a search. Definitely not there.

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Can you post part of that file to see how it looks?

The file does have a .html file extension?

Does the file work if you open it in a Firefox tab?

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Yes, does have .html extension and does work if opened in a tab. However, I just discovered that there was a missing > which proved to be the issue. Once that was corrected, the import worked as it should.

Thanks! Your questions made me look again more closely -- I had overlooked that error MANY times earlier. :)