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Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

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Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

Hello,

Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1.

I have followed the steps below:

1) Export all Safari bookmarks to an HTML file (File --> Export Bookmarks) 2) Import bookmarks into Firefox (Bookmarks --> Show all bookmarks --> Import and Backup --> Import Bookmarks from HTML)

Firefox seems to load the HTML file, but the bookmarks never show up in Firefox.

Any thoughts about why this is happening?


Best,

Jaime.-

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Site Moderator

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

You will have to remove all FOLDED attributes in the H3 tags with a plain text editor.
Then importing should work.

See also page 2 [/questions/932927]

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Site Moderator

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

You may have to cleanup the bookmarks.html file and remove some attributes to make it work.

Can you post a small part of the HTML file between <code>(file should be here)</code> tags to see what is looks like?

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

Hi,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

Please find below the Safari-generated HTML file:

<!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>
	<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
	<Title>Bookmarks</Title>
	<H1>Bookmarks</H1>
	<DT><H3 FOLDED>Bookmarks Bar</H3>
	<DL><p>
		<DT><A HREF="http://getpocket.com/a/queue/">Pocket</A>
		<DT><A HREF="http://maps.google.com/">Maps</A>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Personal</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1335038310&rver=6.1.6206.0&wp=MBI&wreply=...">Hotmail</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=http://mail.goo...">Gmail</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.linkedin.com/">LinkedIn</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/">Amazon</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.meneame.net/">Menéame</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Multimedia</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://movies.netflix.com/WiHome">Netflix</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://aereo.com/home">Aereo</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/">BBC iPlayer</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od/">4oD</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/">ITV Player</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://my.witopia.net/login">Witopia</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://wiki.witopia.net/wiki/Installing_personalVPN-PPTP_on_iPhone_and_iPod_Touch">Witopia on iPhone</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Banking</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.ingdirect.es/">ING Direct</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://www.chase.com/">CHASE Online</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.xe.com/">XE.com</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Utilities</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.endesaonline.com/ES/Hogares/">Endesa</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://oficinavirtual.aiguesdebarcelona.cat/">Agbar</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.gasnaturalfenosa.es/es/inicio/hogar/gestion+online/1285340345478/area+privada.html">Gas Natural</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://acceso.ya.com/clientes/Login">Ya.com</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://www.bicing.cat/">Bicing</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.vodafone.es/particulares/es/">Vodafone</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>CTTC</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.cttc.es/index.jsp">Homepage</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.cttc.es/en/people/research.jsp">People</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://iptechwiki.cttc.cat/Main_Page">IPTech wiki</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://intranet.cttc.es/egroupware/login.php?">Intranet</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.cttc.es/backoffice/Home.do">Backoffice</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://wikicsi.cttc.es/index.php/Main_Page">WikiCSI</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://glpi.cttc.es/index.php">GLPI - Tickets</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://redmine1.cttc.es/">Redmine</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://bscw.ict-befemto.eu/bscw/bscw.cgi">BSCW BeFEMTO</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://tsheetx.cttc.es/login.php">Timesheet</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://esecretaria.upc.edu/">e-Secretaria UPC</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.educacion.gob.es/educacion/becas-y-ayudas/profesores.html">Becas MinEdu</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Columbia</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.orbit-lab.org/">Orbit testbed</A>
			<DT><A HREF="https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=1209600&continue=https://docs.googl...">Google Docs</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>ns-3</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.nsnam.org/docs/tutorial/html/index.html">ns-3 Tutorial</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.nsnam.org/docs/manual/html/index.html">ns-3 Manual</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.nsnam.org/docs/models/html/index.html">ns-3 Model Library</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.nsnam.org/docs/doxygen/index.html">ns-3 API</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>Publications</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="https://edas.info/index.php">EDAS</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/guesthome.jsp?reload=true">IEEE Xplore</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><H3 FOLDED>iPhone</H3>
		<DL><p>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/02/15/how-to-jailbreak-iphone-4-2-1-with-pwnagetool/">Jailbreak iPhone 4.2.1 with PwnageTool</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://techulus.com/iblog/2010/11/29/unlock-iphone-3gs-3g-baseband-06-15-00-with-redsn0w-0-9-6b5-on-...">Unlock iPhone 3G Baseband 06.15.00</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/">iPhone, iPod, iPad Firmware</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history">iOS version history</A>
			<DT><A HREF="http://www.sirslur.com/2010/09/01/hotmail-has-imap-and-works-on-iphone/">Hotmail IMAP configuration</A>
		</DL><p>
		<DT><A HREF="http://www.wordreference.com/">Wordreference</A>
	</DL><p>
	<DT><H3 FOLDED>Bookmarks Menu</H3>
	<DL><p>
	</DL><p>
Site Moderator

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

You will have to remove all FOLDED attributes in the H3 tags with a plain text editor.
Then importing should work.

See also page 2 [/questions/932927]

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

Hello cor-el,

Thank you very much: that did solve the problem.


Best,

Jaime.-

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

Could the GEEKS at Firefox made such a simple request MORE COMPLICATED? I am using FF 18 and it is more complicated than any other browser...is this GEEK"S revenge again?

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

Do you think the average user has any idea WTF this all is or what it means?

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

I'm with you -- too complex for mere humans!

Have you tried exporting bookmarks from Safari to Google Chrome, and then export THOSE bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox?

OR, did you find another solution?

New Contributor

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

You offer no information as to how this is to be done...nothing. Geeks assume everyone knows how to do everything. Chroma has no selection in Mac browser as U said only Bookmark Manager, bookmark this page.....no library selection. Its better to say nothing than to give out bad information.

Site Moderator

Re: Firefox 15.0.1 cannot import bookmarks from Safari 6.0.1

The Library is the Bookmarks/History Manager and can be opened via one of these:

You will first have to check the HTML file as exported by Safari in a plain text editor like TextEdit and make sure that it doesn't have the FOLDED attributes in the H3 tags.