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Last time I tried backing up my bookmarks, they were saved in a file that was basically a list, a list that can't be imported back to Firefox bookmarks, but just a list. I would like to know if there's a way to actually export and import bookmarks with one click, rather than me having to add 200 pages from the list manually. When I tried importing the file, the list ended up somewhere random and not where bookmarks are

Last time I tried backing up my bookmarks, they were saved in a file that was basically a list, a list that can't be imported back to Firefox bookmarks, but just a list. I would like to know if there's a way to actually export and import bookmarks with one click, rather than me having to add 200 pages from the list manually. When I tried importing the file, the list ended up somewhere random and not where bookmarks are

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Firefox has two parallel options:

Export and Import

This uses an HTML file format dating back to the previous millennium, and import adds the bookmarks in the file, possibly to an "Imported Bookmarks" folder at the end of the Bookmarks Menu, to what is already in the browser. See:

I think this is probably what you did the last time.

Backup and Restore

This uses a proprietary format that only Firefox understands, and restore does a complete wipe and replace. See: Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer.

Would that work better for you? If you don't intend to use the bookmarks in other browsers, maybe it would.

But if you need to add them non-destructively to an existing installation, then not directly. I created an unofficial converter in case you need an export-format HTML file and only have a .json (or .jsonlz4) backup file. See: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html

Modified by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer

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jscher2000 - You're right about the HTML import, that's what happened. Unfortunately none of this really helps me, but it's good to have an established knowledge base on the topic, so thank you for a speedy response! I appreciate it.

Hopefully Firefox gets an upgrade soon, because this is a bit ridiculous, browser stuck in 2000s with some of the basic features, it's not good

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What do you see if you open the file in a Firefox tab?

An HTML backup starts with: <!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1> A JSON backup starts with: {"title":"","id":1,"dateAdded":

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Devin M V said

Unfortunately none of this really helps me

Well, what is the remaining problem?

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