Can I save Bookmarks as a file?

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  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone.

    I want to clean install my Mac. But I don't want to lose all my bookmarks. And I "preferably" don't want to look them all up one at a time and write down those looooooooong addresses.

    Anyway to make a nice and simple file to save and re-apply after the clean install?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Which browser?

    Firefox it's Bookmarks>Organize bookmarks then from that window select File>Export and you'll have a nice html file that you just drag into the profile. Better yet, just back up the whole profile, and re-import it on the new install.

    Safari has something similar if I remember right (not on the Mac atm, so can't double-check that for you).


     
  3. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately they are ALL on Safari. I'll use FireFox always once the clean boot happens.
     
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  5. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not there.... Uh.. dunno. Is it because I have 10.3.9?
     
  6. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I might have figured it out!

    I went into the FINDER, clicked on my username, LIBRARY, SAFARI, and there is a file called... Bookmarks.plist


    Right!? So if I save that to a CDR and then open that file after a clean boot... they'll all be back!?
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    Just put that file into the same place you found it, I'd venture to say. Assuming, of course, you are re-installing 10.3.9 and not upgrading. If not, who knows what'll happen. :)
     
  8. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. just re-installing til Leopard comes out.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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