Subscriber Suzanne Veilleux wrote with a great question I hadn’t considered before this:
Do you have an article that explains how to import SOME Firefox bookmarks, (not all of them) into Internet Explorer or to a disk so that I can use it on someone else’s computer while traveling when that someone else does not use Firefox and I don’t want to clutter their computer with my bookmarks, just have access to a few of mine while there?
I have tried to export just one folder but Firefox put all my bookmarks in that folder. I had to manually delete each of them.
Also, I mostly use Firefox but sometimes
Internet Explorer. If I try to upgrade my favorites with my Firefox
Bookmarks, it re-enters everything I already have and I end up having two of everything. Is there a way to not import what is already there?
Thank you for your help.
I wrote back to Suzanne to tell her that I didn’t have an article for that, yet, but it sounds like a good idea.
I’m going to assume you don’t know HTML and, whether you like it or not, you’d would rather not edit the HTML code. (If you know how to edit HTML, take a look at the resulting HTML code and you’ll understand why…).
Here’s the way you can do it:
- Open Firefox
- Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks…
- Import and Backup
- Export HTML (pick the file name and where to save the file)
- Open the file (e.g. bookmarks.html) in your web browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, etc)
- Open Microsoft Word or another word processor — but not Wordpad or Notepad, which will show you the HTML code
- Copy the links you want from the web browser (highlight and click Ctrl-C)
- Click on the Word document to make it the active window.
- move to the appropriate place in the Word document
- paste the links into the Word document (Ctrl-V)
- repeat as needed for other files
- save file as file type Web page .html with a different name, e.g. portable-bookmarks.html
(no spaces allowed in the name(if you want it to work), but you can use dashes and underscores)