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Old 07-18-2011, 05:09 AM   #1
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Smile Not Linux related :but general BOOKMARKS

Hi All,
Although the question is not linux related I know some one here may have faced a similar problem some time.I want to know is there a file that stores all the bookmarks that I have added for a particular browser.Also is there a way that I can copy this file in a pen drive so that once I move to a different machine I can import this file and get all the bookmarks into that browser for that machine.Please help.If anyones aware can you please share the process to do this.Sorry to post it here but couldnt find any other place to post the query.

Old 07-18-2011, 05:55 AM   #2
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Obviously the browser (an executable) stores the bookmarks somewhere on the disk, if they are there when you return. However it depends on the actual browser how this is done: some might store them as their own, separate file, some might store them in file(s) containing other ("profile") data as well, and so on. The easiest route is to open your browser's bookmark manager and see if it has an export function, and use that to export some or all of the bookmarks to a given location on disk (for example your pen drive). Depending on the browser you might even have more than one format to choose from.
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there are tools which help to synchronize the bookmarks between different computers. For Firefox there is "sync" and if you use multiple browsers you may take a look at "Xmarks"

If you're using Firefox and really want to know where the bookmarks are stored, you may want to look here:

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Equally, Chrome has a place in the settings that will allow you to sync your bookmarks/history/passwords etc to any other Chrome browser you need to use. Saves a bit of bother when setting up a new PC.
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Firefox and Opera both have menu items for exporting bookmarks.

In Firefox got to Bookmarks and select "Show all bookmarks." There will be an "Organize" item at the top of the resulting screen. The Import/Export tools are there.

In Opera, go to Settings-->Import and Export.

The resulting files can be imported into other instances of the browsers. I know the Opera files can be moved to Windows machines; I suspect the Firefox ones can also, but I've never done that (Opera has been my primary browser since v. 3.x).

Opera also has a "sync" service that uses their servers to sync bookmarks across instances of Opera on other platforms connected via your user name and pword. It works great on PCs. On my phone, it has occasionally created duplicates. It will sync the phone bookmarks to the PCs, but not PC bookmarks to the phone.

I expect other browsers have similar tools.

I don't use third-party sync services.



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