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When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

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When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

No, bookmarks exported to an HTML file do not contain tags and annotations, so they are lost.

Only a JSON backup preserves the tags.
Note that restoring a JSON backup will replace all current bookmarks.


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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

No, bookmarks exported to an HTML file do not contain tags and annotations, so they are lost.

Only a JSON backup preserves the tags.
Note that restoring a JSON backup will replace all current bookmarks.


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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

Thanks so much for your answer ... just one quick follow-up question ... where exactly are our bookmarks and tags stored? Are they stored locally, or on Mozilla's website somewhere?

I have put so much time into building my list of tags, it's vital to make sure I don't lose them somehow.

Thanks again for your response, and I look forward to posting this issue as completely resolved !

Sincerely, George

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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

Bookmarks and tags are stored in the places.sqlite file in the Profile folder.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-prof...

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Re: When we export bookmarks to an html file, are tags automatically exported with them ?

Thanks !!!