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Need to import bookmarks from json

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Need to import bookmarks from json

Need to import my bookmarks from a different json file. When I try to import it says that it will overwright my current bookmarks. Don't want to do that, only add it it. Is that possible?

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Re: Need to import bookmarks from json

Restoring a JSON backup can only replace your current bookmarks. To add to your current set of bookmarks, you must import an HTML backup.

1. Start Firefox in a new profile.

2. Restore your JSON backup in that profile.

3. From that profile, export your bookmarks in HTML format.

4. Return to your regular profile and import the HTML bookmarks.

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Shooting Star Contributor

Re: Need to import bookmarks from json

Restoring a JSON backup can only replace your current bookmarks. To add to your current set of bookmarks, you must import an HTML backup.

1. Start Firefox in a new profile.

2. Restore your JSON backup in that profile.

3. From that profile, export your bookmarks in HTML format.

4. Return to your regular profile and import the HTML bookmarks.

New Contributor

Re: Need to import bookmarks from json

Thanks! I may try and see if I can still access that old computer and do an export as html then. If not, I'll do your above description. Thanks!