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Old 02-17-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Import MY Favorites Into FireFox(Linux).


I have created my windows folder which monut my windows files at system startup, I do have my Favorites folder(IE html files) How can I import these files into my linux firefox....

I have more than 200 files I cant open each file at a time an add it....

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Old 02-17-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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Do the import under Windows

I'm no expert at this myself but one thing I could suggest is that you run Firefox on your Windows partition and import your favorites there. you should then thoeretically be able to copy your mozilla profile directly from windows into Linux and use it. That never worked for me though. One thing I could do was drill into my Firefox profile folder and pull out the favorites file from my old Windows profile and copy it into my Linux profile.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:05 AM   #3
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But as far as my knowledge says is that windows saves the files with .HTML and firefix saves it as (I don't Know).

Also is this is the directory where firefox saves my profile:

/root/firefox-installer/defaults/profile
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:12 AM   #4
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I've done this before.

First, you should know that IE and Mozilla store bookmarks in a different way. IE stores bookmarks as a zillion different files in a directory tree. Mozilla Firefox stores bookmarks in a single file called bookmarks.html (the same format as Netscape). The former is easier to manipulate with a file manager, but is stupefyingly inefficient. The latter is easier to copy and share, but is nontrivial to directly edit.

So, first you go to a Windows computer with IE, and copy over the bookmarks to that copy of IE. Then install Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla or Netscape, and when it asks to import your bookmarks from IE say yes.

Now, you just need to find the copy of "bookmarks.html" and copy that file over to your Linux system. The easiest way to do this is to do a file search for "bookmarks.html" in the C: drive and find the one dated today (if there's more than one).

Once you've got your bookmarks.html file on your Linux system, you simply need to copy over your current bookmarks.html file. First, run Firefox at least once if you haven't done it already. This will create your user profile and the bookmarks.html file which you're going to overwrite.

Now, open a konsole and type in:

cd .mozilla
cd firefox
ls

You will see at least one directory with a weird randomly generated name. This is the place where your firefox profile is stored. Type in:

cd 98sfdg238dfs2.bigasslongname
ls

You should see a listing of files, including bookmarks.html. You can copy over this with the command:

cp ~/bookmarks.html .

This assumes you placed the new bookmarks.html file in your home directory.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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nope...the profile is at /home/yourname/.mozilla

the best way is to boot up windows, make firefox import all of IE's bookmarks, then in firefox click on bookmarks-> manage bookmarks -> export -> to a html file...then boot linux and open firefox and import that html file ...tadan!
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by amer_58
But as far as my knowledge says is that windows saves the files with .HTML and firefix saves it as (I don't Know).

Also is this is the directory where firefox saves my profile:

/root/firefox-installer/defaults/profile
No, that's where it installs the default profile, including default bookmarks. Whenever a new user starts up firefox, it copies that profile to one in the user's home directory. For reasons probably best known to some obscure Mozilla developer, this profile directory is given a bizarro randomly generated directory name.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:18 AM   #7
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Yeah bookmarks.html. That's what I was tlaking about initially. Import into Firefox on your Windows partition (or another windows machine) then copy the bookmarks.html from your windows %home-folder%\.mozilla\profiles folder into your linux /home/yourusername/.mozilla folder. I still don't know why the entire profile cannot be shared between Windows and Linux.
 
  


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