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How do I Import Firefox bookmarks into Internet Explorer

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I have experimented with Firefox and love the tabbed browsing.  However, I would like to take the bookmarks I gathered from Firefox and import them into Internet explorer.  I may be mistaken, but it appears that Firefox stores the bookmarks into a html page?

TIA

Grandma
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello gobluegrandma =)

yeps Firefix saves the favorites in a .html format called bookmarks.html which is present in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\profile\

U ca try importing it in IE using the Import and Export wizard,
open IE, hit File>Import and Export
click Next and then choose Import Favorites
click Next and now give the location of above bookmarks.html file
click Next and let it finish !!

Check if it has imported those favorites or not ??
Good Luck :)
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by:Paul S
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you are switching the wrong way. Everybody should be switching from IE to Firefox. that way you get a more secure browser with a built in pop-up blocker.
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by:sramesh2k
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Firefox does not seem to store Bookmark file in Netscape style format (which IE understands). I don't think Import Wizard will recognize the format.

Here is the structure of Netscape Bookmark File Format
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/external/overview/bookmark_file_format.asp

Firefox bookmark file is completely different./
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1: export favorites from firefox to an html file.

2: open IE6 and go to file > import & export.

3: import favorites from html file created previously

4: select location in favorites to import to.

Just did it successfully on my computer
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by:sramesh2k
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Interesting, 1-11. I have the Firefox bookmark html file and IE does not recognize it for some reason.
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by:gobluegrandma
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Importing from the Firefox default directory did not work properly for me.  I had to Export the Firefox Bookmards to an html file to a different directory (Root in my case), then import to Internet Explorer.

Thanks to all who replied.

Grandma
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by:sramesh2k
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Ditto!
Thanks for the feedback, Grandma.
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