Import and Export Bookmarks to HTML File in Firefox

How to Import and Export Bookmarks to an HTML File in Firefox

If you have a bunch of bookmarks in the Mozilla Firefox browser, you might be interested in exporting them to an HTML file. This is extremely useful because you can have a backup of your bookmarks. Also, you can open that file later on some other PC or mobile device where Firefox is not installed. You can also import the HTML file in another browser on the same PC or another device.

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Most mainstream browsers support importing bookmarks from an HTML file. Browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer will allow you to do it.

To Export Bookmarks to HTML File in Firefox,

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click on the Library > Bookmarks button in the toolbar. Also, you can select Library > Bookmarks from the main menu.Firefox Library Toolbar ButtonFirefox Bookmarks Menu Item
  3. Click on Show all bookmarks. Tip: The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + B directly opens the All bookmarks view.Firefox Show All Bookmarks 1
  4. Click on Import and Backup drop-down menu.Firefox Import And Backup Library Menu
  5. Select Export Bookmarks to HTML.Firefox Export Bookmarks To Html Menu
  6. Navigate to a folder of your choice, specify the desired file name, and click on Save.Firefox Export Bookmarks To Html File
  7. Now you can close the Library dialog.

You are done. Your bookmarks are now exported to a file.

To Import Bookmarks from HTML File in Firefox,

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click on the Library > Bookmarks button in the toolbar, then click on Show all bookmarks. Or simply press Ctrl + Shift + B to directly open the All bookmarks view.Firefox Library Toolbar Button Firefox Show All Bookmarks 1
  3. Click on Import and Backup drop-down menu.Firefox Import And Backup Library Menu
  4. Select Import Bookmarks from HTML.Firefox Import Bookmarks From Html Menu
  5. Browse for a HTML file with your exported bookmarks.Firefox Import Bookmarks From Html File
  6. Click on Open. This will import bookmarks to Firefox from the selected HTML file.

That's it!

1 thought on “Import and Export Bookmarks to HTML File in Firefox

  1. Jozsef

    Hey Sergey, I’m glad that feature is still there. However, it seems to me that the Mozilla folks never expected anyone to export their saved passwords for reinstallation of the OS or for any other reason. Now that the extension Password Exporter has passed into history for Firefox users, do you know of any simple or fairly simple way of doing this? I wonder if it still works on Pale Moon.

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