How to Import or Export Firefox Bookmarks
Browsers are an integral part of our lives. And if you visit a site frequently or just want it for your next visit, bookmarks are your friends. But what if you use multiple browsers? Here’s how you can import or export Firefox bookmarks and transfer them to any browser of your choice.
Importing or exporting Firefox bookmarks can actually help you keep a copy of bookmarks on your system. If you export, you can use this copy to transfer these bookmarks to other browsers. And if you import, you can either import from a file or directly from the other browser.
However, can we also do this using the Firefox mobile app? Keep reading to find out.
How to Export Bookmarks from Firefox Using a Web Browser
You can easily export Firefox bookmarks using menu options. This will allow you to save a copy of the bookmarks to your device. Follow the steps below to do so.
Step 1: Open Firefox and click on the hamburger icon.
2nd step: Then click on Bookmarks.
Step 3: Scroll down and click Manage Favorites. This will open the Library window.
Note: You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+O on Windows or Command+Shift+O on macOS to directly open the Library window.
Step 4: From the All Bookmarks menu, select the bookmark folder you want to export.
Step 5: Next, click “Import and Backup” and select “Export bookmarks as HTML” from the options.
Step 6: Select the destination folder and, if necessary, rename the file.
Step 7: Then click Save.
This will save a copy of bookmarks exported from Firefox. You can then import these Firefox bookmarks into other browsers, like Chrome.
How to Import Bookmarks into Firefox Using a Web Browser
Firefox understands the importance of transferring data when switching, which is why it offers two main methods for importing bookmarks from other browsers. The former is to import bookmarks using an HTML file while the latter allows you to import bookmarks directly into other browsers. Read on to learn how to use them both to import Firefox bookmarks.
Method 1: Import bookmarks in HTML format
Step 1: Open Firefox.
2nd step: Then click on the hamburger icon.
Step 3: Select Bookmarks.
Step 4: Click Manage Favorites.
Note: You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+O on Windows or Command+Shift+O on macOS to open the Library window.
Step 5: In the Library window, click “Import and Backup”.
Step 6: Here, click on “Import bookmarks from HTML”. This will open a separate window.
Step 7: Find and click on the bookmark file you want to import.
Step 8: When done, click Open.
This will import the selected file into Firefox.
Method 2: Import bookmarks from another browser
Step 1: Open Firefox. Then click on the hamburger icon.
2nd step: Click Bookmarks.
Step 3: Here, click on Manage Bookmarks and open the Library window.
Note: You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+O (Windows) or Command+Shift+O (Mac) to open the Library window.
Step 4: Next, click on “Import and backup” and, in the menu options, click on “Import data from another browser”.
Step 5: In the Import Wizard window, select the browser from which you want to import bookmarks. Then click Next.
Step 6: Here, check the box for bookmarks.
Advice: You can also check the box for the Browsing history and “Saved usernames and passwords” options if you want to import other browser data as well.
Step 7: Once all the necessary options are checked, click Next.
Step 8: Again, click Next.
This will close the import wizard window and import the selected data. Repeat this process if you want to import bookmarks into Firefox from browsers like Safari.
Import or export bookmarks using the Firefox mobile app
Although there is no direct method to import or export Firefox bookmarks in Android and iOS apps, there is a workaround. However, this may take some time as you will need to export all bookmarks individually. Follow the steps below if you still want to try.
Note: This will send the URL of the bookmarked website separately.
Step 1: Open the Firefox mobile app.
2nd step: Here, tap on the three-dot icon.
Step 3: Next, tap on Bookmarks. This will display all bookmarks currently on your device.
Step 4: Next, navigate to the bookmark you want to export and tap the three-dot icon in front of it.
Step 5: Here, select Share.
Step 6: Select the app you want to use to export the bookmark.
Then repeat this process for any other bookmarks you want to export. On the other hand, to import bookmarks, you will first need to import the selected bookmark into the Firefox desktop browser. Then you can sign in to your Firefox account on the mobile app and use Firefox sync to get updated bookmark data.
FAQ for importing or exporting Firefox bookmarks
Yes, you can delete bookmarks in Firefox. Click Menu > Bookmarks. Then right-click on the bookmark you want to delete. Click Delete Bookmark to delete it.
Yes, you can restore bookmarks in Firefox. To do this, click Menu > Favorites > Manage Favorites. Then click on Import and backup and go to Restore. This will show you a list of previous backups, using which you can restore bookmarks in Firefox.
Usually Firefox has a copy of your bookmarks stored on your device. To find out where Firefox bookmarks are stored, go to your Firefox search bar, type about:profile and press enter. This will open the About Profiles page. Here, go to the local directory of your default profile and click Open Folder. In this folder, you can locate the Firefox bookmarks data in the bookmarks backup folder.
Get these bookmarks
With its updated features and functionality, Firefox has slowly become the preferred choice of many. And when you change browsers, it’s always a plus if you can also transfer your data. With that in mind, we hoped this article would prove helpful when importing or exporting Firefox bookmarks to and from other browsers. Also check how to block websites on Firefox.