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How to Manually backup Firefox Bookmarks

How to Manually backup Firefox Bookmarks

  1. Click the Bookmarks button and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Backup….

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  3. In the Bookmarks backup filename window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks-“date”.json by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Save the bookmarks JSON file. The Bookmarks backup filename window will close and then you can close the Library window.

Restoring from backups

Caution: Restoring firefox bookmarks from a backup will overwrite your current set of bookmarks with the ones in the backup file.
  1. Click the Bookmarks button and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

  2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Restore.

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  3. Select the backup from which you want to restore:
    • The dated entries are automatic backups.
    • Choose File… lets you restore from a manual backup (see above).
  4. After choosing a backup, your bookmarks from that file will be restored. Close the Library window.

Using a bookmark backup file

You can also use a bookmark backup file from one computer and restore it on another computer. This is useful if you can’t synchronize the two computers’ bookmarks using Sync, for some reason.

Place the bookmark backup file on your transfer media (for example a Flash drive) and copy it to the desktop (or any location) of the other computer. You can then restore the backup from the Firefox Library window, using the Choose File option, as described in the Restoring from backups section above.

2017-03-16T16:43:49+00:00January 10th, 2017|0 Comments