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Doesn't load bookmarks from bookmarks.html

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Hi, I exported my bookmarks to an .html like the tutorials say. Then I backed it up, reformatted, installed FF and tried to import my bookmarks.html file, and it just simply doesn't do anything other than nest another layer of the standard bookmarks ("Bookmarks Toolbar", "Recently Bookmarked", "RecentTags", "Get Bookmark Addons")... but none of my exported bookmarks.

I looked in my bookmarks.html file and it looks like they're all there, but it's just not importing them.

Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?

Hi, I exported my bookmarks to an .html like the tutorials say. Then I backed it up, reformatted, installed FF and tried to import my bookmarks.html file, and it just simply doesn't do anything other than nest another layer of the standard bookmarks ("Bookmarks Toolbar", "Recently Bookmarked", "RecentTags", "Get Bookmark Addons")... but none of my exported bookmarks. I looked in my bookmarks.html file and it looks like they're all there, but it's just not importing them. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?

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Did you previously export the bookmarks to an HTML file because Firefox doesn't do that by default.

Firefox no longer uses bookmarks.html to store the bookmarks.
Firefox stores the bookmarks and the browser history in places.sqlite and no longer uses an HTML file or creates an HTML backup for the bookmarks.
There are 10 daily rotating JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder within the Firefox profile folder, one for each day that Firefox is started.

See:

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Sweet. It stores everything in JSON now. Good thing they provide that .html link for saps like myself. >:(

Happy to be on Chrome now. I'd never touch FF again except for Firebug.