Firefox - Managing your bookmarks

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There exist several ways to save and restore your Firefox bookmarks.


Firefox format : The links can be restored with all versions of Firefox and on any type of machine.


HTML format: The links can be restored on all browsers.

Saving your bookmarks

Using the Firefox format

  • Under Firefox, go to Bookmarks.
  • Click on "Organize bookmarks".
  • Click on "Import and Backup".
  • Click "Save".
  • Save the file to the desired location.

Using the HTML format

  • Under Firefox, go to Bookmarks.
  • Click on "Organize bookmarks".
  • Click on "Import and Backup".
  • Click on "Export as HTML"
  • Save the file to the desired location.

Restore your bookmarks under Firefox


Under Firefox, go to Bookmarks.
  • Click on "Organize bookmarks".
  • Click on "Import and Backup.
  • Click on "restore"
  • Click on "Choose File".
  • Select the backup file created.
  • Confirm by clicking OK.

Restore the bookmarks using another browser

  • Locate the bookmarks backup file.
  • Select "Open With"
  • Select "Internet Explorer" (or other browser)
  • Save links.
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