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move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

How do I move 1 and only 1 bookmark folder from 1 computer to another? Both computers are using Firefox. I only want to move 1 bookmark folder. NOT all my bookmarks. I DO NOT want to alter the bookmarks on the other computer other than adding 1 folder. This seems like it should be easy but thus far seems impossible. I can't be the only one who saves bookmarks on different computers.

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SUMO Contributor

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

Hello az99, you can Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks , then you can edit the html file(delete all other folders, and keep the folder you want) with notepad, and then Import Bookmarks from an HTML file in your other computer. Not so difficult, you can do it.

EDIT: also Update Firefox to the latest version, your 11.0 version is unsupported and vulnerable.


thank you

New User

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

I tried that. When I open in Notepad all I get are are pages of hieroglyphics. I also tried Word. Even worse. The only program I can open it in is IE that it looks like anything readable. It then shows all the hyper links. If that is correct, what do I do with it from there? Why isn't there a simple C&P or save function? It would seem it would be useful for transferring bookmarks from device to device. Thanx

Site Moderator

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

Have you updated to firefox 18 yet? Do that before doing anything else.

New User

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

Has something changed in 18 to make easier? Otherwise I will wait until next week and download version 22. Smiley Happy

Site Moderator

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

18 has dozens of bug fixes plus security improvements. Before continuing further you should update to ensure stability.

New User

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

OK I updated. It still does not have a function to move a folder that I can find.

Site Moderator

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

You should be able to copy that one folder and paste it in an HTML capable editor or possible rich text Firefox editor window like the Midas demo page and save that page.

See this thread for JavaScript bookmarklet code to cleanup the code (also work in the Web Console command line).

Site Moderator

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

You can also do this in a blank tab (about:blank) and set document.designMode="on" via a JavaScript bookmarklet.

javascript:void(document.designMode="on");

Paste all bookmarks in the browser window. Is this case you can use this bookmarklet code to cleanup the bookmark code.

javascriptSmiley Sadfunction(){var E=document.body; E.innerHTML=E.innerHTML.replace(/<dt>/ig,"<h3>").replace(/<\/dt>/ig,"</H3>").replace(/<dd>/ig,"<dt>").replace(/<\/dd>/ig,"");})();
New User

Re: move 1 bookmark folder to another computer

Thanks for the attempts at helping but having to go into Java editors and such is certainly not an easy and straight forward method of doing this (to me) simple task. Why is this such a difficult function? Does no one else using Firefox move bookmarks? I guess I will just have to save the current JSON file on the laptop and replace it with the JSON from the desktop. Then do the reverse when I am finished using the bookmarks.