How to import and export bookmarks in various browsers

Importing into Internet Explorer

 

Internet Explorer 8 and 9

  1. In Internet Explorer, press the Alt key to reveal the toolbar with the Filemenu, if it's not already visible. From the Filemenu, choose Import and Export.... This opens the Import/Export Wizard.
  2. To import links from another browser, select Import from another browser and click Next>. Select the browser you wish to import from, and click Import.

    To import from an HTML file:

    1. SelectImport from a file, and click Next>.
    2. SelectFavoritesand click Next>.
    3. Type the path or browse to the file you want to import, and click Next>.
    4. Select a destination folder for your favorites, and click Import.

     

  3. You should see a message saying the favorites were successfully imported. Click OK.

 

Internet Explorer 7

  1. In Internet Explorer, from theFilemenu, chooseImport and Export.... This opens the Import/Export Wizard.
  2. ClickNext.
  3. SelectImport Favorites, and clickNext.
  4. To import links from another program, select the radio button forImport from an Application, and make a selection from the drop-down menu. If you have more than one profile set up for the program you are importing from, the list will contain all available profiles. Choose the profile from which you want to import the bookmarks.

    To import from an HTML file, select the radio button forImport from a File or Address, and type the path or URL of the file in the field provided.

  5. ClickNext.
  6. Internet Explorer will prompt you for a location within your favorites to store the imported items.
  7. ClickNext, and then clickFinish.
  8. You should then see a message saying that the favorites were successfully imported. ClickOK.

 

Exporting from Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 and 9

  1. In Internet Explorer, press theAltkey to reveal the toolbar with theFilemenu, if it's not already visible. From theFilemenu, chooseImport and Export.... This opens the Import/Export Wizard.
  2. SelectExport to a fileand clickNext>.
  3. SelectFavorites, and clickNext>.
  4. You will see a list of folders. Unless you want to export only a portion of your bookmarks, make sure the top folder (labeledFavorites) is highlighted, and clickNext>.

    If you want to export only one of the subfolders, highlight that folder, and clickNext>.

  5. Type a path or browse to the location you wish to save the file. The default destination is normally yourMy Documentsfolder, and the default name of the file isbookmark.htm. To change the name, click in the field where the path is, go to the end, and changebookmark.htmto whatever name you want to give it.
  6. ClickExport.

Your favorites will be saved as a file in the location you chose, where you can copy them (e.g., onto removable media), email them, or import them into another web browser.

Internet Explorer 7

  1. In Internet Explorer, from theFilemenu, chooseImport and Export.... This opens the Import/Export Wizard.
  2. ClickNext.
  3. SelectExport Favorites, and clickNext.
  4. You will see a list of folders. Unless you want to export only a portion of your bookmarks, make sure the top folder (labeledFavorites) is highlighted, and clickNext.

    If you want to export only one of the subfolders, highlight that folder and clickNext.

  5. The Export Favorites Destination page will appear. SelectExport to a File or Address. The default destination is normally yourMy Documentsfolder, and the default name of the file isbookmark.htm. To change the name, click in the field where the path is, go to the end, and changebookmark.htmto whatever name you want to give it.

    If you want to change the destination, clickBrowse..., and select where you want to save the file.

  6. ClickNext, and then clickFinish.

Your favorites will be saved as a file in the location you chose, where you can copy them (e.g., onto removable media), email them, or import them into another web browser.

 

Importing into Firefox

On the same computer

When you open Firefox for the first time, a wizard will ask if you want to import Favorites from another browser on your computer. If Firefox does not give you this prompt, you can access this wizard by going to theFilemenu and choosingImport. Follow the steps in the wizard to import your Favorites.

On a different computer

  1. In Firefox, from theBookmarksmenu, chooseOrganize Bookmarks....
  2. From theImport and Backupdrop-down menu (its icon looks like a star), clickImport HTML.... This will open the Import Wizard.
  3. Choose to import bookmarks from either another program (i.e., Internet Explorer or Safari) or an HTML file. ClickNextorContinue.
  4. If you chose to import bookmarks from another program, the Import Wizard will complete the import.

    If you chose to import from an HTML file, browse to the file you wish to import, and then clickOpen.

Exporting from Firefox

  1. In Firefox, from theBookmarksmenu, chooseOrganize Bookmarks....
  2. From theImport and Backupdrop-down menu (its icon looks like a star), clickExport HTML....
  3. selectExport Favorites, and then clickNext. Choose a location to save the HTML file. The default name of the file isbookmarks.htm. ClickSave.

 

Your favorites will be saved as a file in the location you chose, where you can copy them (e.g., onto removable media), email them, or import them into another web browser.

 

 

Import bookmarks from Firefox or Internet Explorer

  1. Click the wrench iconon the browser toolbar.
  2. SelectOptions.
  3. Click thePersonal Stufftab and find the "Browsing data" section.
  4. ClickImport data from another browser.
  5. In the Import Bookmarks and Settings dialog that appears, select the application that contains the settings you'd like to import.
  6. Make sure that only the checkboxes for items you want to import are selected.
  7. ClickImport.

The bookmarks from the other browser will now appear as a subfolder within the "Other bookmarks" folder at the end of the bookmarks bar

This feature isn't available on Chrome OS.

Import bookmarks from any browser

  1. Export bookmarks from any browser as a HTML file and save the file to your computer.
  2. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar in Google Chrome.
  3. SelectBookmark manager.
  4. Click theOrganizemenu in the manager.
  5. SelectImport bookmarks.
  6. Open your saved HTML file.

The bookmarks from the other browser will now appear as a subfolder within the "Other bookmarks" folder at the end of the bookmarks bar.

Export bookmarks from Google Chrome

  1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. SelectBookmark manager.
  3. Click theOrganizemenu in the manager.
  4. SelectExport bookmarks.
  5. Choose a location where you want your exported file to be saved, then clickSave.

Google Chrome will export your bookmarks as a HTML file.

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