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Importing Bookmarks from Firefox to I.E. [RESOLVED]


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When I installed Firefox quite some time ago, I imported my IE favorites to it, piece of cake, very easy to do.
Then I deleted most of them from my IE favorites.

Now, I thought I'd have IE import the ones from Firefox and have them all there also. I've tried a couple of times but the IE import wizard says it can't find the file. Perhaps I'm giving it the wrong file? It automatically prompts one, that doesn't work. I looked in program files for Mozilla and can't pick it out of there either.

This isn't an earth shattering problem, but would beat the heck out of doing all of them manually.

Thanks for any help in advance.
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Hello and welcome back

Try this:

Open MSIE > FILE > IMPORT AND EXPORT > NEXT > highlight IMPORT FAVORITES > NEXT > choose IMPORT FROM A FILE OR ADDRESS > BROWSE > C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2wgflg50.default\bookmarks.html > NEXT > FINISH

HTH
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Hi Phil,

All I get is the dreaded popup:
"Cannot find C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2wgflg50.default\bookmarks.html
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Hello Rich

When you browse, can you see the file?

C:\Documents and Settings\PLUTO56\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2wgflg50.default\bookmarks.html

Edit:

Use search to find the path for this file: bookmarks.html

Check MSIE afterwards

Edited by Crustyoldbloke, 02 May 2006 - 03:06 PM.

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yes, in the last step when I double click 2wgflg50, it goes no further. But the rest of the location shows up at the bottom in "name of file". I highlighted that, then open. Then Next and finish. Got the error message.
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ahh, just tried again.
When I hold the cursur over the 2wgflg50.default folder in the browse window, it says folder is empty.
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Have a look at the Edit I did and have a search for it.

In search, you can double click it to open and check it on a different format.

I gave the default setting for the file.

I'll be back a little later.
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only thing I can find Phil that is different is this. Search result:

C:\Documents and Settings\Richard\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2xzy9gg6.default

notice the file name part that begins with 2, it's different. I tried YOUR NAME, Richard, Owner, it won't work with any of them.

I need to get off of here for a bit, kind of a dizzy day as you well know. I'll check back later.

Thanks friend!
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Let's try this on a 121 basis via email

Phil
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We got there! :whistling:
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Yes sir, we did. It can be done. Thank you friend!
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :whistling:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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