Migrate Bookmarks / passwords from mac OSX to Centos7 (Linux) - tried export - bookmarks.html -> emailed -> import -> didnt work.
I'm moving to a linux systme (Centos 7) workstation and want to move all my book marks and 203 passwords over to it. I've tried the export as html - export as .json -> email both to the centos workstation, but can't seem to import it properly. Its like the FF in Centos doesn't know what to do with the file. Any ideas?
Btw: Just for reference - these are 2 different machines, on the same local network.
Thanks for input.
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I recommend you use the Firefox Sync feature. All your bookmarks, passwords and more will be synced.
For instructions, go to How do I set up Sync on my computer?
Backup Safari Bookmarks
To back up your Safari bookmarks, you need to copy the Bookmarks.plist file to a new location. You can do this in one of two ways.
1.Open a Finder window and navigate to Home Directory/Library/Safari.
2.Hold down the option key and drag the Bookmarks.plist file to another location. By holding down the option key, you ensure that a copy is made and that the original stays in the default location.
The alternate way to back up the Bookmarks.plist file is to right-click the file and select Compress "Bookmarks.plist from the pop-up menu. This will create a file named Bookmarks.plist.zip, which you can move anywhere on your Mac without affecting the original. Restoring Your Safari Bookmarks
All you need to restore your Safari bookmarks is to have a backup of the Bookmarks.plist file available. If the backup is in the compressed or zip format, you will need to double-click the Bookmarks.plist.zip file to decompress it first.
1.Quit Safari if the application is open.
2.Copy the Bookmarks.plist file you backed up earlier to Home Directory/Library/Safari.
3.A warning message will display: "An item named "Bookmarks.plist" already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the one you're moving?" Click the Replace button.
4.Once you restore the Bookmarks.plist file, you can launch Safari. All your bookmarks will be present, just where they were when you backed them up. No importing and sorting required.
Moving Safari Bookmarks to a New Mac
Moving your Safari bookmarks to a new Mac is conceptually the same as restoring them. The only difference is you will need a way to bring the Bookmarks.plist file to your new Mac.
Because of the Bookmarks.plist file is small, you can easily email it to yourself. Other options are to move the file across a network, put it on a USB flash drive or an external hard drive, or store it in the cloud, on an Internet-based storage solution such as Apple's iCloud drive. Our preference is a USB flash drive because we can take it with us everywhere and access our Safari bookmarks whenever we need them.
Once you have the Bookmarks.plist file on your new Mac, use the steps outlined in 'Restoring Your Safari Bookmarks,' above, to make your bookmarks available.
Using Safari Bookmarks on Other Macs or PCs
If you travel a lot, or you like to visit friends or family and use their Mac or PC while you're there, you may want to bring along your Safari bookmarks. There are multiple ways to do this; one method we won't go into is to store your bookmarks in the cloud, so you can access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
We started out by disparaging Safari's import/export capabilities, but there is one time when the export function is quite useful. That's when you need to access your bookmarks from a public computer, such as those found at libraries, business locations, or coffee houses.
When you use Safari's Export Bookmarks option, the file Safari creates is actually an HTML listing of all of your bookmarks. You can take this file with you and open it in any browser, just like a normal web page. Of course, you don't end up with bookmarks per se; instead, you end up with a web page that has a clickable list of all of your bookmarks. Though not as easy to use as the bookmarks in a browser, the list can still come in handy when you're on the road.
Here's how to export your bookmarks.
2.Select File > Export Bookmarks.
3.In the Save dialog window that opens, select a target location for the Safari Bookmarks.html file, and then click the Save button.
4.Copy the Safari Bookmarks.html file to a USB flash drive or to a cloud storage system.
5.To use the Safari Bookmarks.html file, open a browser on the computer you're using and either drag the Safari Bookmarks.html file to the browser's address bar or select Open from the browser's file menu and navigate to the Safari Bookmarks.html file.
6.Your list of Safari Bookmarks will display as a web page. To visit one of your bookmarked sites, just click the corresponding link.
Importing an HTML backup or restoring a JSON backup should work to transfer the bookmarks. You can also use a removable USB jump drive to transfer the file.