How to export Firefox bookmarks

Thanks to social bookmarking tools like Delicious and bookmark synching programs like Foxmarks, there are smarter ways of dealing with bookmarks on your personal computer.

If you have to transfer your Firefox bookmarks from one computer to another and you’re working on a locked down company machine, or you  like doing things this way, here’s how to export your Firefox bookmarks:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, open Firefox.

  2. From the menu at the top of the screen select Bookmarks.

  3. Choose the Organize Bookmarks option.

  4. In Firefox 3 this opens a new window called Library. In older versions of Firefox it is called Bookmarks Manager.

  5. In Firefox 3 chose the Import and Backup menu, then Export HTML. In an older version of Firefox you need to choose File then select Export.

  6. This brings up a dialogue. From here save the bookmark.html file wherever you wish. Some people prefer to save to the Desktop. If you’re saving to a USB memory drive then browse through the folders to find the drive.