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How to import bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox

Browser bookmarks are always useful when searching for a particular site or page. They are often useful for work where you frequently need to use the same resources or regularly use certain sites.

Therefore, if you decide for some reason to change your browser to Mozilla Firefox, it isn’t surprising that you would prefer to transfer all your bookmarks and saved data from another browser.

Is there any ways to import bookmarks into Firefox

In general, there are two main methods of transferring bookmarks to Firefox. One of the most convenient is the method that allows you to use Firefox’s direct import feature. If you have Firefox installed on the same device as your old browser, you simply use the already mentioned feature and Firefox will automatically move your bookmarks to the right place.

The other way involves almost the same process, only through an HTML file. If you have pre-ported bookmarks from your old browser to the designated location, then you simply load your HTML file into Firefox and the browser adds all your bookmarks. You don’t need to have the other browser installed.

The way of transferring bookmarks to the mobile version of the browser is a bit trickier. If you have an Android or iPhone/iPad, import your bookmarks into Firefox on your desktop, and then use the desktop Firefox account in the Firefox app on your phone. That way you can transfer all your bookmarks from the desktop version to the mobile version.

How to import bookmarks in Firefox from different browsers

If you decided to transfer your bookmarks to Mozilla Firefox, the most convenient way would be to use the Import Data from Another Browser option. Follow these steps to do so:

  • First, launch the Firefox app on your computer.
  • In Firefox’s top-right corner, click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
  • In the menu that opens, select Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks.
  • Firefox will open a “Library” window. At the top of this window, click Import and Backup > Import Data From Another Browser.
  • An “Import Wizard” will open. Here, choose the browser from which you want to import bookmarks, then click “Next”.

Note:  Before you proceed, it’s recommended to close the browser from which you are importing bookmarks.

  • On the next step of the wizard, in the “Select Which Items to Import” section, enable “Bookmarks.” Feel free to select any other data you’d like to import into Firefox. Then click “Next”.
  • Firefox will import the bookmarks from your selected browser. You will see an “Import Complete” message in the wizard, which indicates all your bookmarks are now available in this browser.
  • To close the wizard window, click “Finish”.

How to import bookmarks in Firefox from an HTML file

If you saved your bookmarks in an HTML file, the most reliable way is to load them into Firefox:

  • To start, open Firefox on your computer. In Firefox’s top-right corner, click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
  • In the hamburger menu, click Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks.
  • You will see a “Library” window. Here, click Import and Backup > Import Bookmarks From HTML.
  • You will see your computer’s standard “import” window. In this window, ope the folder that has your bookmarks HTML file. Then double-click that file to load it into Firefox.
  • Once done, Firefox will add the bookmarks from your chosen HTML file.

How to import bookmarks in Firefox on iPhone, iPad, and Android

In general, Android and iPhone don’t allow you to transfer bookmarks from the old browser, but you can first synchronize your bookmarks on the desktop version, and then simply synchronize the mobile version of Firefox with the desktop version.

This way, you can transfer your bookmarks to your mobile device.



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