Firefox bookmarks

Petrus de Calguarium kwhiskerz at
Mon Jul 27 15:50:20 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:

> Does anyhone know how it's done now? 

Bookmarks are now saved in an sql (or some similar type of) 

If you have your old firefox installation available, backup 
the bookmarks (it will choose a json file extension). Then, 
go into the new installation that you want to transfer the 
bookmarks to, open up the bookmarks tool and choose restore 
from other file and select the dated json that you just 
created. I believe you can replace all of your bookmarks (the 
usual option, if you have a collection), or merge the present 
with the file. This preserves all of your tags and 

You can also backup to an html file and then restore the 
bookmaks from the html file.

In neither case will firefox create or use a html file to 
store the new bookmarks: they will be in the database and 
firefox automatically creates daily json backups in a 

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