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linuxlover
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Replacing Bookmarks

With FF2 I just used to grab my Bookmarks.html and drag it from one FF folder to the appropriate folder in my new FF folder, and there were my bookmarks, no need to do the messy importing thing. Well not so in FF3! It doesn't matter which Bookmarks.html I replace, my bookmarks never show up in my browser. Isn't there a way to do with FF3 what I used to do with FF2?

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Yahoo is your friend :-)

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That's Not What I'm Asking For

I fully understand how to use the bookmark import/export function, but that's not what I want to do. I simply want to drag my Bookmarks.html file from my FF2 folder into the appropriate folder (which one?) in FF3 to replace the FF3 bookmarks file with my old one from my FF2. Does that make sense?

I do not want to simply "import" my bookmarks, that just makes a mess.

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Yes, it Is What Your Asking For

Yes, it Is What You're Asking For in the sense that it will accomplish what you want, the transferring of your bookmarks.

I fully understand what you want to do,
It just doesn't work that way in FF3

The folder is
/profile

the file is Now:
places.sqlite

You can't just copy Bookmarks.html over anymore.
Does that make sense?
Sorry Sad

Tim

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linuxlover
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Thanks TIm

I wonder who's "bright" idea that was?

arizona480
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I Copied the Entire Profile Folder....

and got the all the bookmarks, including the toolbar ones to load.

haustin
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places

That's because Firefox 3 stores bookmarks in the places.sqlite file, along with your browsing history.

Presumably, if you disable browsing history in Tools→Options…→Privacy (or just Clear Private Data) all that would be left in the places.sqlite file when you exit Firefox would be your bookmarks.

Might be worth a shot copying that one file (realizing, of course, that you'd be blowing away any previous browsing history in the destination profile).

-hea

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