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Bookmark Moving Day!

Getting a new computer, or restoring a broken one, can be an exciting, terrible, fun time. With all of the ups and downs that come with setting up a new system, there are some tasks that can be a bear. 

My least favorite task is transferring all, 50 plus, bookmarks to my new device, one by one. In situations where you are able to use Google Sync, that transfers your bookmarks by logging in to the browser, there is nothing to worry about. A click of a button, a few typed words, and life is good again.

Unfortunately, life rarely gives us the "Easy  Button". The good news is that the steps necessary to transfer your bookmarks from one computer to another are relatively simple. I will include the steps for how to save your bookmarks(export) and transfer them back in to the browser(import) for both Chrome and Firefox.

How to Export Bookmarks in Chrome.

  1. To start off, open Google Chrome.

       2. In the upper right hand corner of the Window, Click on the menu.

       3. From there Hover over Bookmarks, and then select Bookmark Manager.  This wil bring you to a page that lists all of your bookmarks.

       4. In the right hand corner click on the Three Dots and select Export Bookmarks.

               -From here all you need to do is pick a name and location to save your HTML file. 

How to Import Bookmarks in Chrome

  1. This is the exact same as the previous steps, however instead of Exporting your  Bookmarks you select the Import option.

How to Export Bookmarks in Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. In the upper right hand of the Window there will be an Icon that looks like books on a shelf, Click on it.
  3. Click on Bookmarks
  4. Click on Show All Bookmarks. This will open up a smaller pop up window.
  5. At the top of the window click on the Import and Backup button.
  6. Select Export  Bookmarks to HTML
  7. Choose your file name and save location

How to Import Bookmarks in Firefox

As you may expect it is the exact same process as exporting, but you select the Import Bookmarks from HTML instead.


It is generally a good idea to save your bookmarks file on a thumb drive, or as part of a backup, in case of any hard drive failures or other technical issues.


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