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Old 10-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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imporing ie bookmarks into firefox/konquerer


I'm interested in knowing importing Windows
Internet Explorer's bookmarks into FireFox/
Konquerer Linux browser.

Can someone tell me how?

Old 10-16-2005, 08:02 AM   #2
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You will need to install firefox in windows. There is an import function in the file menu. Once your bookmar are in Firefox, go to the bookmark manager. In the file menu, there is an export manager. Save to a file (bookmark.html).

Go to linux, open firefox. Go to import in bookmark manager. Select your bookmark.html file. You are done.
Old 10-17-2005, 12:51 PM   #3
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Hi BoldKiller,

Thanks for your feedback.

Now that I think about your suggestion,
I wouldn't need Windows FireFox.

That is, I can just export the bookmarks in
an html file from Windows and import this file
in a Linux browser.
Old 10-17-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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Well, why did I not think of that!!

Just be aware that you will probably need to convert the file to UNIX format. Otherwise, the end lines wont show up corectly and Firefox, might have trouble to handle it depending on how picky he is. Just try it and see.

There are a bunch of Dos2Unix text file converters out there.
Old 10-24-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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Lightbulb Importing IE bookmarks into Firefox

I just made a point to finally register here, since I wanted to add my experience doing this.

I would echo what the other people have said, and IN ADDITION, please ensure you have
at least read access (I gave my wife read/write) to the exported bookmarks file for the user's Firefox setting you want to install in.

In other words, when I first tried importing, there were no errors, but it did not do anything.

Running a dos2unix on the file and tried a reimport, again, showed no errors but again it did nothing.

When I did a chmod to the bookmarks file to 555 in her home directory, finally it imported properly.

I wanted to give this warning, because in my experience sometimes at least Fedora will not complete a command successfully, however will either not display an error, or only report it to system-level files.


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