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-Now, there is the Firefox Import Wizard to accomplish this ("File -> Import"). Only use this if that doesn't work.+'''Firefox has Import Wizard ("File -> Import") which is capable of importing bookmarks automatically. Only use these instructions if Import Wizard doesn't work.'''
-On Windows, Firefox automatically imports IE Favorites when you install the program or create a [[Profile Manager|new profile]]. To manually import your IE Favorites into Firefox, first you have to export them from within IE, then import them using Firefox.+==From Internet Explorer==
 +On Windows, Firefox automatically imports IE Favorites when you install the program or create a [[Profile Manager|new profile]].
 + 
 +To manually import your IE Favorites into Firefox or Mozilla Suite, first you have to export them from within IE, then import them using Firefox.
===To export from IE:=== ===To export from IE:===
-# Go to File menu > Import and Export..., then click Next.+# Run Internet Explorer.
-# Select Export Favorites, click Next, click Next again (unless you only want to export a subfolder of your Favorites, in which case, select that subfolder now).+# Go to "File > Import and Export...", then click Next.
-# Click Export to a File or Address, then click Browse and save the bookmarks onto your desktop. (Note: Any filename and location will work, as long as you remember where you saved it.)+# Select "Export Favorites", click Next, click Next again (unless you only want to export a subfolder of your Favorites, in which case, select that subfolder now).
 +# Click "Export to a File or Address", then click Browse and save the bookmarks onto your desktop. (Any file name and location will work, as long as you remember where you saved it.)
# Click Next, then Finish, and you're done. # Click Next, then Finish, and you're done.
-===To import them into Firefox:===+===To import them into Firefox/Mozilla Suite:===
-# Go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks (you might have to scroll up to find it, depending on the number of Bookmarks you have).+# Run Firefox or Mozilla Suite.
-# Once inside the Bookmark Manager, go to the File > Import > From File.+# Go to "Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks".
-# Browse to the file you saved your IE Favorites in, click Open. Then rearrange everything to your heart's content.+# Once inside the Bookmark Manager, go to the "File -> Import -> From File" (Mozilla Suite users select "Tools -> Import...").
 +# Browse to the file you saved your IE Favorites in, click Open. Then rearrange everything to your heart's content.
 + 
 +==From Opera==
 +If Firefox Import Wizard doesn't work, you can use a third-party bookmarks manager like [http://www.magnusbrading.com/bmc/ Bookmark Converter] to import your Opera bookmarks and export them back out as a HTML file. Then you can import it into Firefox.

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Firefox has Import Wizard ("File -> Import") which is capable of importing bookmarks automatically. Only use these instructions if Import Wizard doesn't work.

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From Internet Explorer

On Windows, Firefox automatically imports IE Favorites when you install the program or create a new profile.

To manually import your IE Favorites into Firefox or Mozilla Suite, first you have to export them from within IE, then import them using Firefox.

To export from IE:

  1. Run Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to "File > Import and Export...", then click Next.
  3. Select "Export Favorites", click Next, click Next again (unless you only want to export a subfolder of your Favorites, in which case, select that subfolder now).
  4. Click "Export to a File or Address", then click Browse and save the bookmarks onto your desktop. (Any file name and location will work, as long as you remember where you saved it.)
  5. Click Next, then Finish, and you're done.

To import them into Firefox/Mozilla Suite:

  1. Run Firefox or Mozilla Suite.
  2. Go to "Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks".
  3. Once inside the Bookmark Manager, go to the "File -> Import -> From File" (Mozilla Suite users select "Tools -> Import...").
  4. Browse to the file you saved your IE Favorites in, click Open. Then rearrange everything to your heart's content.

From Opera

If Firefox Import Wizard doesn't work, you can use a third-party bookmarks manager like Bookmark Converter to import your Opera bookmarks and export them back out as a HTML file. Then you can import it into Firefox.