If I want to reinstall Firefox, how do I save my bookmarks?

Profile picture of the author sweetamber by sweetamber Posted: 05/26/2011
The question is valid for IE or Opera
#bookmarks #firefox #reinstall #save

  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    When you uninstall you will be asked if you want to save your settings. Say yes, and when you reinstall they will still be there.

    At least that's what happened when I reinstalled FF a few weeks ago.
  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Jake Gray
    I often back up all of my book marks as I have a few hundred
    of them. All I do is drag them into a folder and export them to
    an external drive. So, not only do you have them on your own
    computer, but you also have them on a backup drive. Prepare
    yourself for the unexpected.
  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Richard Tunnah
    You can normally import from IE if that's what you are using now. However you might want to install xmarks onto your present browser. It's a free plugin and works cross browsers.

  • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
    Bookmarks>show all bookmarks>import and backup>export html - import to new ff

    IMO always do a clean install of FF...never over an old one.
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
    Jeff Henshaw
    Personally, I use MozBackup. It's very easy to use and allows you to back up your Fox and your Thunderbird separately. This includes saving bookmarks.

    I've had no problems with it and it's free:

    MozBackup - A utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles

    I hope that this helps.

  • Profile picture of the author sweetamber
    Thank you for your interest! It was very helpfull!

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