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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zell, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    Is there a way to copy and transfer all of my Firefox Bookmarks from one computer to a new one? I have a lot of saved bookmarks and don't want to go through the hassle of re-creating the bookmark list (it's a long one) in Firefox in the new computer.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    if you click on bookmarks there should be a "import and backup" button on upper right
     

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    Exporting Bookmarks

    Want to take your bookmarks with you or make a backup copy (highly recommended!)? In this case, Firefox's Export function comes in handy.



    To open Export, select File -> Export in Firefox's Bookmark Manager. A dialog window will appear asking you where you want to save the file to.
     
  4. HerrGlock

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    Bookmarks
    Organize Bookmarks...
    Import and Backup
    Export HTML

    Same thing to bring it into the new system, just choose Import HTML
     
  5. Gallium

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    See below:

    :thanks: :)
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  6. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    What a great tool. Thank you. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. I'm assuming I'd use the Import and Export HTML?
     
  7. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Achem...

     
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    That is a vastly superior method, thank you NYCDrew
     
  9. Zell

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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    Xmarks plugin for FF. Syncs bookmarks on all your PC's.
     
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    Yes, but NYC Drew's way brings over forms, cookies, bookmarks and passwords ... essentially the whole works. It's the most elegant suggestion for really moving from one PC to another I've seen thus far.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Open /home/username/.mozilla/firefox/random.default/

    Look for bookmarks.html then copy to new system.
     
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    Yeah, but xmarks also syncs passwords, although I've never used that feature. Moreover, it continuously updates/syncs all the bookmarks on all your PC's. It doesn't do cookies, but I have my stuff set to dump cookies at browser close anyways.
     
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    So...let's see if I got you straight here... :supergrin: you dump cookies at browser exit, but have NO PROBLEM with a 3rd party having copies of your passwords, and all of your bookmarks? :headscratch:

    That was it, yes? :supergrin:

    I much prefer sharing the two directories mentioned across a network, and pointing my three computers' Firefox apps to those directories. Plus it gets backed up to Acronis every other night or so...

    :wavey:

    'Drew
     
  16. HerrGlock

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    Yeah, just have all home directories on one machine, call it a home directory server. It can be a POS with not much CPU power and have your home directory automagically mounted no matter which machine you're on. Poof, every machine you get onto will have the same setup, bookmarks, cookies, environment and all. Hmmm, sounds like something the *NIX community has been doing for some 40-50 years now :cool: :tongueout:
     
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    You missed the part about me not using the passwords sync feature I see.
    I don't have any secret bookmarks, so no I don't care about those.
     
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    LOL... 90% of the folks here are gonna spend an hour looking for their home folder ;)
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    That was the idea... geek humor is pretty fun sometimes!!:whistling: