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When importing bookmarks from IE, are they "copied" from IE or "moved" from IE to Firefox?

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When importing bookmarks from IE, are they "copied" from IE or "moved" from IE to Firefox?

Are bookmarks removed from IE when imported to Firefox or just copied to Firefox?

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Re: When importing bookmarks from IE, are they "copied" from IE or "moved" from IE to Firefox?

Importing is always a copy action and will never remove the original data.

If there are problems with importing the IE Favorites in Firefox then export the favorites in IE to an HTML file and import that file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html):
    File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox:
    Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import Bookmarks from HTML

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":

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Re: When importing bookmarks from IE, are they "copied" from IE or "moved" from IE to Firefox?

Importing is always a copy action and will never remove the original data.

If there are problems with importing the IE Favorites in Firefox then export the favorites in IE to an HTML file and import that file in the Firefox Bookmarks Manager.

If you do not have the menu bar in IE then right-click the toolbar at the top to enable the Menu Bar.

  • Export the favorites in IE to an HTML file (bookmarks.html):
    File > Import and Export
  • Import the HTML file in Firefox:
    Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import & Backup > Import Bookmarks from HTML

See "Import from another browser" and "Import from file":