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Using the suggestions listed only PART of my favourites ( A to N) came across from IE - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-internet-explorer

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Using the step by step instructions from the above article - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-internet-explorer - I am still unable to import ALL my favorites from IE; only those beginning with the alphabets A to E (so just over 50%) are imported to a file at the bottom of Bookmarks entitled 'From Internet Explorer) - I tried unsuccessfully three times; A to N only were imported three times. Nor did the suggestions to import manually from IE (same computer) work either. Any more suggestions?

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Try doing it this way.

In IE:
File > Import/Export - Export to HTML file

then in Firefox:
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup --> Import Bookmarks from HTML file

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the-edmeister
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Try doing it this way.

In IE:
File > Import/Export - Export to HTML file

then in Firefox:
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup --> Import Bookmarks from HTML file

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It worked, thanks. Now I'll need to go through all my bookmarks and delete duplicates/triplicates where necessary. When I save files to my favourites on IE in future, will I need to go through this same painstaking process ie deleting doubles etc?

Again, many thanks for your prompt assistance.

the-edmeister
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Firefox bookmarks aren't linked to IE Favorites, so if you would save a new bookmark to Firefox or a new Favorite to IE it won't be in the other browser. You would need a program like X-marks to synchronize favorites / bookmarks.

Or you could just use your Favorites in Firefox.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/plainoldfavorites/?src=ss

strcrazy 0 solutions 1 answers

I can not open IE, which is why I need to import them to Mozilla. I have tried several times (as did the other person) and still cannot get anything past E to come over. Please offer a suggestion where I do not need to go into IE to start.

the-edmeister
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Dis you try this support article that was posted in the initial posting in this thread?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-internet-explorer