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Apple!Freak
Mar 6, 2005, 02:08 AM
Possible? Can I import my firefox bookmarks in to Safari? Where even do I find the folder in "Finder" holding the bookmarks for Safari? Sorry, I know a PC a lot better than a Mac and I am making the switch.

Let me know! Thanks!!!



Chaszmyr
Mar 6, 2005, 02:54 AM
You can literally do this via drag and drop.

Go into Firefox, then in the View menu select Sidebar > History.

Then open Safari. Click the little book looking icon underneath the Back button... you'll now be in the bookmark management section of Safari.

Now, for simplicity's sake, you're probably gonna want to resize the Safari and Firefox windows so you can see them side by side to easily drag and drop... but you can drag bookmarks from Firefox and drop them into Safari.

Apple!Freak
Mar 6, 2005, 03:15 AM
You can literally do this via drag and drop.

Go into Firefox, then in the View menu select Sidebar > History.

Then open Safari. Click the little book looking icon underneath the Back button... you'll now be in the bookmark management section of Safari.

Now, for simplicity's sake, you're probably gonna want to resize the Safari and Firefox windows so you can see them side by side to easily drag and drop... but you can drag bookmarks from Firefox and drop them into Safari.

Alright the only problem is my bookmarks came from Firefox on my PC. I took the file in which they were stored from firefox on my PC to my External HDD and now need to know where to drop the file.

Now I could probaly download firefox for mac, then put the file I have with my booksmarks from firefox PC in that and then do what you said however I am exactly 1,038 bookmarks and doing that all manually would take a couple hours. It's got to be easier. Anyone know?

Chaszmyr
Mar 6, 2005, 03:40 AM
From the finder, you can drop the files into Safari the same way I had told you to do it from Firefox.

pizzach
Mar 6, 2005, 04:04 AM
Much easier than I would have thought. I saw a link on Google recommending importing the file into Internet Explorer. Then, since Safari imports Internet Explorer's favorites the first time it is run, delete the preference file to Safari if it has been run already....That's a lot of work!

Either that or I was thinking there would be a special Bookmark import program someone wrote. There is a bookmark export program or two. :D

applepie6214
Sep 7, 2008, 03:24 PM
Alright the only problem is my bookmarks came from Firefox on my PC. I took the file in which they were stored from firefox on my PC to my External HDD and now need to know where to drop the file.

Now I could probaly download firefox for mac, then put the file I have with my booksmarks from firefox PC in that and then do what you said however I am exactly 1,038 bookmarks and doing that all manually would take a couple hours. It's got to be easier. Anyone know?

If I understand correctly, you're asking how to transfer the bookmarks from the Firefox browser on your PC to the Firefox browser on your Mac.
Add the Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer to both computers' Firefox and it does the work for you.
Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410

Macky-Mac
Sep 7, 2008, 04:55 PM
You can literally do this via drag and drop.

Go into Firefox, then in the View menu select Sidebar > History.

Then open Safari. Click the little book looking icon underneath the Back button... you'll now be in the bookmark management section of Safari.

Now, for simplicity's sake, you're probably gonna want to resize the Safari and Firefox windows so you can see them side by side to easily drag and drop... but you can drag bookmarks from Firefox and drop them into Safari.

will this work in the other direction? safari bookmarks to firefox? I'm guessing it should but have you tried it?

Osarkon
Sep 7, 2008, 04:56 PM
If I understand correctly, you're asking how to transfer the bookmarks from the Firefox browser on your PC to the Firefox browser on your Mac.
Add the Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer to both computers' Firefox and it does the work for you.
Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410

Aaaand this thread is over 3 years old. :rolleyes:

donga
Sep 7, 2008, 05:44 PM
Aaaand this thread is over 3 years old. :rolleyes:

newbies resurrecting the dead.... :rolleyes:

Not Kelly Bundy
Jan 4, 2009, 08:02 PM
I can't believe that I figured this out !!! :eek: I did get a few clues from this forum....thanks !!! :D

OK.....open Firefox, then open the "bookmark manager" by clicking on "Bookmarks", then, "Organize Bookmarks"....there you will find under the "file" menu..."Export".

Click on "Export" and a window pops up that will allow you to export your bookmark file to your Desktop [preferably] .

Open Safari, hit "File", hit "Import Bookmarks" and choose from "Desktop".

It took me longer to write this than it did to import my bookmarks !!! :cool::cool: