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Automatic backup bookmarks to Documents folder so that Windows File History backs it up to my network drive
Windows File History backs up certain folders ( Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop )to a Network Drive. How do I get Firefox to automatically backup Bookmarks, e.g. when I exit FF, into one of these folders e.g. 'Documents'? So that it is automatically backed up in one place in the event my PC drive crashes.
I spent some time Googling this very simple question and got many confusing and unrelated results!!
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Sorry, a feature like that isn't available in Firefox, short of moving your entire Profile folder.
But this extension Pike's Bookmark Backup is capable of doing that.
You can make Firefox create an automatic HTML backup (bookmarks.html) when you exit Firefox if you set the browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML pref to true on the about:config page.
That backup is created by default in the profile folder as bookmarks.html, but you can set the file name and path via the browser.bookmarks.file pref on the about:config page.
The browser.bookmarks.file pref doesn't exist by default and you need to create a new String pref with the name browser.bookmarks.file and set the value to the full path of the backup bookmarks file.
Note: an HTML backup doesn't preserve tags and annotations, so you lose those if you need to import the HTML backup.
thanks, I've installed Pike's and it seems to be working. It puts a folder name <day> e.g. "Sunday" in the designated folder, which I placed in myDocs so it should be backed up with File History, each time I exit FF. Not sure what happens at the end of the week, but ideally for my purpose, it overwrites last week.
thanks, I see I posted my reply in the next response.
OK, I guess I just don't understand that Reply does not end up where I expected!!