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==From Opera== ==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. 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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 +==From Safari==
 +You need third-party software to export Safari bookmarks. Here's a tool, called Safari Bookmark Exporter:
 +[http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19266 Versiontracker.com mirror]
 +[http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11550 Macupdate.com mirror]
==See also== ==See also==
* [[Import cookies]] * [[Import cookies]]

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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.

You can install Plain Old Favorites extension to use your IE favorites directly in Firefox.

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.

From Safari

You need third-party software to export Safari bookmarks. Here's a tool, called Safari Bookmark Exporter: Versiontracker.com mirror Macupdate.com mirror

See also