How to import/export Firefox bookmarks

by on September 20, 2007
in Firefox, Internet

Many browsers allow you to import or export your bookmarks (aka favourites). This is really helpful if you are changing your default browser, and want all your bookmarks in the new browser.

Firefox has one of the most powerful and the easiest bookmarks manager. It’s very easy to organize your bookmarks in folders and sub-folders. It also has a built-in import/export feature for bookmarks. In this post I’ll tell you how you can backup Firefox bookmarks, and restore them whenever and wherever needed.

By default Firefox backs up your bookmarks daily. They can be found at

Then go to: C:\Documents and Settings\<user account>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\profile name\bookmarkbackups

How to export Firefox bookmarks

Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks… (Firefox’s Bookmarks Manager opens)

Now go to File > Export. Choose a location to save the bookmarks file, enter the file’s name and click Save.

firefox bookmarks export

Done! Now you can use that file at any place that allows you to import bookmarks through a HTML file.

How to import Firefox bookmarks

Now, I’ll tell you how to import bookmarks into your Firefox.

Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks… (Firefox’s Bookmarks Manager opens)

Now go to File > Import. Choose a From File, choose the file and click Open.

firefox bookmarks import

Here you go! All your bookmarks have been safely imported.

If you want to know about how to backup your entire Firefox, read:

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  • Nice
    although many may consider it simple but it is really useful tut :smile:
    SIddharth :arrow:

  • @Siddarth: Yes, very useful indeed.

  • I too had written this trick 2 months back when one of my friends asked me this question. Very simple trick, but very useful. :-)

  • @Nirmal: It is very simple, but still some people don’t know how to import/export them. :razz:

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  • ChrisTeen

    Very simple but useful tip. Thank you for that.
    Yet, to import my bookmarks, I always use Tidy Favorites. It supports any browser, and comes with both offline and online bookmarks synchronization.

  • snehil

    hey..i have exported my bookmarks,and now i have formatted my pc.
    now when i am importing it from a file(which was exported)
    nothing is happening.
    what to do?