Importing and Exporting Firefox 10.0 Bookmarks

Export Bookmarks from Firefox 10.0 and Import them onto a different Internet Browser or Computer.

Have you ever changed computers and became frustrated when you had to set up all your favorites again? In Firefox 10.0 you can move your bookmarks quickly and easily. Follow these  steps below to learn how.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox 10.0 Internet browser.
  2. Click the Bookmarks Menu Tab in the Menu Bar located on the top left of the browser. If you do not see the Bookmarks Menu Tab, press the ALT key on your keyboard and the menu will appear.

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  3. Click on the “Organize Bookmarks…” option in the Bookmarks menu. As an alternative, click “CTRL + Shift + O” on your keyboard. A new window will pop up on your desktop, titled “Library”.
  4. Click on the “ Import and Backup” Drop Menu from the Library Menu Bar located on the top of the window.

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  5. Click on the “Export HTML” option. A new window will open, titled “Export Bookmarks File”.
  6. Save file onto a USB Flash Drive or a Portable External Hard Drive. You can also save onto your  folders if you’re transferring bookmarks between browsers on the same computer.


Importing Firefox 10.0 Bookmarks

If you are switching browsers or using a new computer, you will want to import your bookmarks. Follow these simple steps to learn how.

  1. Repeat steps 1 – 4 from you new Internet browser from above.

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  2. Click on the “Import HTML” option. A new window will open, titled “Import Wizard: Import Settings and Data”.

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  3. Click “Next” on the bottom right of the window.
  4. Select from your computer your Imported Bookmarks File. The file will then automatically populate the new Internet browser.
  5. Reopen your Internet Browser and your ready to quick surf!


Now that you have learned how to import and export bookmarks in Firefox 10, check out our tutorial on importing & exporting favorites in Chrome and Internet Explorer.

  3 Responses to “Bookmarks in Firefox 10.0”

  1. This is probably a duplicate. I run Firefox 10.0.2 under windows 7 – new machine. After installing FF and importing the bookmarks, I cleaned up the bookmarks, getting rid of lots of obsolete sites. After the cleaning, I attempted to export the new bookmarks.HTML file as you described. The result was the HTML file of the original bookmarks. I deleted all bookmarks.HTML and all old .json files from the computer and tried again. Still the old, original bookmarks. Have y;ou seen this before and/or what am I doing wrong.

    Thanks for any help.

    • Hi Michael,

      That’s a new one… I’d try rebooting and trying again once the computer restarts. Otherwise try following our guide for transferring bookmarks and settings to chrome from firefox (most recent post on front page). If the transfer works, you should be able to export the bookmarks from chrome without a problem. Good luck!

  2. Hello,

    I don’t know if your Firefox 10 is different to mine, but your tutorial appears incorrect.

    And will no doubt be confusing to some

    Correct method…

    From the menu bar

    >Bookmarks tab

    Then >Show All Bookmarks tab

    this will then bring up the library page

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