Possible to import bookmarks from Firefox PC to Mac?

ipoddin

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Jan 6, 2004
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I just got an iMac and installed Firefox. I'm a longtime PC user of the browser and wanted to know if it's possible to export/copy my bookmarks from the PC version to the Mac? What would I need to do?
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Just export them from FF on the PC (it's just an HTML file) and move the file to the Mac and import the file into FF or Safari.
 

purelithium

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May 28, 2006
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there's a file in your C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\randomcharacters\bookmarks.html

copy that file to your mac in your ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/randomcharacters/
 

novicew

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Jan 4, 2006
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If you are intending to work on both Mac and PC, try Foxmarks plugin in both machines. That way you can sync. your bookmarks fairly easily.
 

purelithium

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I prefer Google Browser Sync, as it keeps the entire browser in sync, rather than just the bookmarks, including cookies and saved passwords. all you need is a google account.