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Cicero
16-08-2010, 06:20 PM
Is it possible to back up favourites from I/E and F/F?

Snorkbox
16-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Yes.

In IE8 > File > Import and Export > Export to file.

Dont use Firefox as I prefer IE. You can imort the Bookmarks from IE into FF.

Cicero
16-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Yes.

In IE8 > File > Import and Export > Export to file.

Dont use Firefox as I prefer IE. You can imort the Bookmarks from IE into FF.

Thanks Snork.

F/F was from favourites do dah.

Nomad
16-08-2010, 07:02 PM
FF - Bookmarks menu -> organise bookmarks. Select -> import and backup -> then backup or restore.

Cicero
16-08-2010, 07:26 PM
FF - Bookmarks menu -> organise bookmarks. Select -> import and backup -> then backup or restore.

Thanks Nom,as [I] said I had found F/F via Favourites but have you tried back up,you get a JSON do dah which is useless.

bob_doe_nz
16-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Thanks Nom,as [I] said I had found F/F via Favourites but have you tried back up,you get a JSON do dah which is useless.

Eh? If you import that into firefox it will restore your bookmarks.

When you say backup, are you wanting a html based file?

nofam
16-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Thanks Nom,as [I] said I had found F/F via Favourites but have you tried back up,you get a JSON do dah which is useless.

You can get a firefox extension to read JSON files if you're interested in browsing your various favourites backups files.

Cicero
16-08-2010, 11:17 PM
Eh? If you import that into firefox it will restore your bookmarks.

When you say backup, are you wanting a html based file?

Simply want to save favourites for when I reformat this computer.

I have exported as HTML so all ok.

bob_doe_nz
17-08-2010, 12:29 AM
Simply want to save favourites for when I reformat this computer.

Ahh. In any case, both methods (html file or json file) will work.

Though I find the Json file is (in my case) smaller size wise.

linw
17-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Personally, for this operation, I save the whole FF profile and re-instate it to the new FF install. That way everything is as it was.

Cicero
17-08-2010, 10:20 AM
Personally, for this operation, I save the whole FF profile and re-instate it to the new FF install. That way everything is as it was.

Do share how you do that lin!

Snorkbox
17-08-2010, 10:39 AM
Google is your friend:-

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles?s=Save+profile&as=s

Hope this helps.

Cicero
17-08-2010, 11:54 AM
Google is your friend:-

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles?s=Save+profile&as=s

Hope this helps.

Helpful as ever,ta old boy.

Snorkbox
17-08-2010, 12:08 PM
Well I hope you are happy! To be more helpful to more people I set up FF on my PC.

This should please all the FF Fanatics.

I must also add, however, there is no way I'm going to make it the DEFAULT browser.

I use IE8 and will be downloading IE9 Beta when available on the 15th Sept so I am informed. Have tried chrome and won't be getting that either in the near future.

Cicero
17-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Not my default either,use for nefarious activity as SHMBO can't access.

Snorkbox
17-08-2010, 12:18 PM
I just knew there was an upside to not having one of those!

Cicero
17-08-2010, 12:42 PM
I just knew there was an upside to not having one of those!

No doubt about that.