Backup / Export Bookmarks from Firefox 14

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Just loaded version 14 which looks almost the same as previous versions, even the bookmark export feature seems to be the same. I have a shed load of history and old bookmarks in all my browsers : Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer.

So i wanted to find out how to export and save all those URL’s. After much searching, found this: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Backing-up-restoring-bookmarks. It says :


Backup and restoring

Manual backup

  1. On the menu bar, click Bookmarks and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Backup….
  3. In the Bookmarks backup filename window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks-”date”.json by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Save the bookmarks json file. The Bookmarks backup filename window will close and you can close the Library window.

Here are some screenshots :To work with bookmarks, click Bookmarks in the menu. this should offer you a sub menu like this. Then click Show All Bookmarks to follow the trail to the next step.

See that button top left that looks like a Star ? Click that to open a sub-menu with options. Because the tool i’m writing can consume HTML, i clicked the Export Bookmarks To HTML choice.

Here you can see the Save As menu from my Apple.Typically, i export and import lots of stuff to my downloads folder. I know i can go back later and delete those items as they are typically short-lived. The Firefox export feature suggests a filename of bookmarks.html and as that is ok with me i click SAVE button, then run my tools over the exported HTML file.

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