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Can I prevent duplicate bookmarks when importing from Chrome, or will firefox (latest version 7/19) prevent duplicates automatically?

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I am evaluating firefox while still using chrome. I imported bookmarks when I first downloaded firefox and that went smoothly. Since then I have added new bookmarks (and passwords, but that is another story) to chrome. I want to get these bookmarks onto firefox, but am concerned that I will wind up getting a bunch of duplicate bookmarks when I import them. That could be a huge mess, since I have a ton of bookmarks. Ideally I could just import and firefox would recognize and prevent import of duplicates . . .

I am evaluating firefox while still using chrome. I imported bookmarks when I first downloaded firefox and that went smoothly. Since then I have added new bookmarks (and passwords, but that is another story) to chrome. I want to get these bookmarks onto firefox, but am concerned that I will wind up getting a bunch of duplicate bookmarks when I import them. That could be a huge mess, since I have a ton of bookmarks. Ideally I could just import and firefox would recognize and prevent import of duplicates . . .
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My_Cheese_Is_Slippin'
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Hi whaz2007, I just did it with IE11 and got everything - in a new folder.

Hi whaz2007, I just did it with IE11 and got '''''everything''''' - in a new folder.
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My_Cheese_Is_Slippin'
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You can do that, then open Bookmarks Library, Ctrl+Shift+B, move the new bookmarks where you want and then delete the new folder.

You can do that, then open Bookmarks Library, Ctrl+Shift+B, move the new bookmarks where you want and then delete the new folder.
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the-edmeister
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"Import" for bookmarks will append any existing bookmarks; it doesn't check for duplicates.

As already mentioned, the newly "imported" bookmarks should appear in a separate folder labeled for the web browser they were imported from. In your case the folder would be named "(along the lines of) from Google Chrome.

Sorry, I don't have a solution to that dilemma - sort of saying to look for an add-on that would search for duplicates and offer a means to delet the duplicates once they are imported. I don't know if said add-on exists; never needed that type of add-on.


Firefox does prevent the user from saving a new bookmark that is identical to one that is already saved or present in Firefox. But the user can override that feature if they so wish quite easily.

'''"Import"''' for bookmarks will append any existing bookmarks; it doesn't check for duplicates. As already mentioned, the newly "imported" bookmarks should appear in a separate folder labeled for the web browser they were imported from. In your case the folder would be named "(along the lines of)'' '''from Google Chrome'''. Sorry, I don't have a solution to that dilemma - sort of saying to look for an add-on that would search for duplicates and offer a means to delet the duplicates once they are imported. ''I don't know if said add-on exists; never needed that type of add-on.'' ------------------- Firefox does prevent the user from saving a new bookmark that is identical to one that is already saved or present in Firefox. But the user can override that feature if they so wish quite easily.
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