Firefox 3 bookmarks transferring

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macstatic, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. macstatic macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2005
    I've had problems with several sites when using Firefox 3 (the same sites work fine with Safari), so in order to check if it was the browser itself or its associated setup files I quit Firefox, then renamed the Firefox folder (~USERNAME/LibraryApplication Support/Firefox) to something else ("Firefox OLD"), and restarted Firefox (forcing Firefox to create a fresh "Firefox" folder with new setup files etc.). It turns out that Firefox now could enter those problematic sites without any issues, ergo the "Firefox" folder was the culprit.

    However, I have plenty of bookmarks in that old Firefox folder and assumed that I just had to copy over the "bookmarks.html" file as with older Firefox versions, but that turns out not to be the case. A Google search quickly told me that there's a completely different and more complicated way to do things now, with symbolic links and whatever which leaves me scratching my head.

    I am of course wondering how to transfer all my old Firefox 3 bookmarks into the newly created "Firefox" folder? I guess the same goes for my saved passwords, cookies and so on as well.

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