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Export bookmarks to Safari

You can export your Firefox bookmarks for use in other browsers. This article shows you how to export your Firefox bookmarks and import them into Safari.

Note: This article applies to Mac and Windows. The Safari browser is not currently available for Linux.

Exporting bookmarks from Firefox

  1. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  2. From the toolbar on the Library window, click f60cc26c38fc04cce87eb6ea6ec8c400-1259975468-619-1.png Import and Backup and choose Export Bookmarks to HTML....
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  3. In the Export Bookmarks File window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks.html by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Click the Save button. The Export Bookmarks File window will close.
  5. Close the Library window.

Your bookmarks are successfully exported from Firefox, to import them into Safari proceed to the next section.


Importing bookmarks into Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. On the menu bar, click on the File menu and choose Import Bookmarks....

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  3. Find the file you saved from Firefox and click Import.

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  1. Start Safari
  2. At the top of the Safari window, click on the File menu and choose Import Bookmarks....
    • If you don't see the menu bar, press the Alt key.

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  3. Find the file you saved from Firefox and click Open.

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  4. Name the Bookmark folder whatever you would like.

Click on the Bookmarks menu to ensure all of your bookmarks have been successfully imported.

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I added the OpenBookmarksLibrary template to update this article for Fx4+ and explained that this article does not apply to Linux. Needs review.

scoobi, I see you made another revision and merged mac and Win sections, used new Template:ExportHTMLBookmarks . Could you take another look? The "Importing bookmarks into Safari" section displays partially for Linux but the Safari browser isn't available for Linux. That whole section should be for win,mac.

AliceWyman said

That whole section should be for win,mac.

I am not sure about that because we currently show article contents of new features to old version users. See Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away, Use Tab Groups to organize a lot of tabs, and How do I copy and paste text on Android?.

scoobidiver said

AliceWyman said
That whole section should be for win,mac.

I am not sure about that because we currently show article contents of new features to old version users. See Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away, Use Tab Groups to organize a lot of tabs, and How do I copy and paste text on Android?.

Then we should show everything to Linux users. As it stands, my revision is the better one.

About the article content displays according to OSes, the discussion continues here.

scoobidiver said

About the article content displays according to OSes, the discussion continues here.

I don't understand what you mean. In the current article, there are separate Mac and Windows sections and my revision kept those sections.

In your revision, the article displays according to what OS is detected or selected in the Help with" section. You consolidated the sections and used "showfor" for either win or mac, which is fine, except that the last section displays partial information for Linux. If you select Linux, then the last section shows the following:


Importing bookmarks into Safari

Click on the Bookmarks menu to ensure all of your bookmarks have been successfully imported.


I don't think that this is acceptable to display for Linux but I'll let someone else decide.

The other discussion is about the new "Relevant to" feature, which in this case is "Desktop" so I don't know why this discussion shoud continue there.

For this article and others specific to OSes, you have two choices:

  • add a {for win, mac} tag below the introduction.
  • replace {for win} by {for win, linux} to make it as an article for Windows to Linux users.

You (or someone else) can decide between those two choices. In the meantime, I approved my last revision as an interim fix.

scoobidiver said

replace {for win} by {for win, linux} to make it as an article for Windows to Linux users.

I chose this solution.

This came up today in the discussion forum under the old article name, here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Exporting%20data%20to%20Safari/discuss/2445

I removed the link to the archived Moving your Firefox bookmarks and settings article and I added a note for Linux to make it more obvious that the article is only for Windows and Mac. Needs review.