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Because Bookmarks are not saved in individual files as they are in IE, one cannot, for example, search for or view only RECENTLY ADDED/NEW Bookmarks/links afor copying, preserving, exporting, importing, transferring or otherwise utilizing.

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duplicate posting here - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/779748 - locking

A vitally important option/feature lacking in Firefox, but that exists, for example, in IE, is the ability to easily/readily sort Bookmarks (favorites) by name, and or to easily transfer (drag and drop/import) such links from IE or elsewhere into Firefox. The reverse is also true; because the Bookmarks are not saved in individual files as they are in IE, one cannot, for example, search for or view ONLY RECENTLY ADDED/NEW - i.e. added on one particular day or in the previous week/month - Bookmarks/links for copying, preserving, exporting, importing, transferring or otherwise utilizing.

Instead, as far as I'm aware - and at least without using a third-party plug-in - one must choose to either import ALL favorites/links from IE or none - or import HTML files, which doesn't make much sense at all since that is not the file format for IE Favorites. Thus, since I have literally thousands of Favorites in IE (most of which are sorted and retained in subfolders), it takes hours to import them, and there is still no way - without manually sorting through them all, removing the older ones and leaving only the new ones that I wish to import [into FF] - to simply import/transfer recent IE Favorites into Firefox.

It just doesn't make sense. Nor does it make sense that one cannot simply backup/copy/export ONLY NEW/RECENT Bookmarks in Firefox, rather than being forced to export/backup all or none!

''duplicate posting here - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/779748 - locking'' A vitally important option/feature lacking in Firefox, but that exists, for example, in IE, is the ability to easily/readily sort Bookmarks (favorites) by name, and or to easily transfer (drag and drop/import) such links from IE or elsewhere into Firefox. The reverse is also true; because the Bookmarks are not saved in individual files as they are in IE, one cannot, for example, search for or view '''ONLY RECENTLY ADDED/NEW''' - i.e. added on one particular day or in the previous week/month - Bookmarks/links for copying, preserving, exporting, importing, transferring or otherwise utilizing. Instead, as far as I'm aware - and at least without using a third-party plug-in - one must choose to either import '''''ALL '''''favorites/links from IE or none - or import HTML files, which doesn't make much sense at all since that is not the file format for IE Favorites. Thus, since I have literally thousands of Favorites in IE (most of which are sorted and retained in subfolders), it takes hours to import them, and there is still no way - without manually sorting through them all, removing the older ones and leaving only the new ones that I wish to import [into FF] - to simply import/transfer recent IE Favorites into Firefox. It just doesn't make sense. Nor does it make sense that one cannot simply backup/copy/export '''ONLY NEW/RECENT''' Bookmarks in Firefox, rather than being forced to export/backup all or none!

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