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Windows 7: Firefox and Chrome issues with importing bookmarks. Please assist.

30 Jan 2012   #1
Tohclan

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Firefox and Chrome issues with importing bookmarks. Please assist.

So I have this major problem with Firefox and I have no clue how to stop it. It says that it's currently running and I should shut it down before opening a new window. I can't do this as it doesn't show up in my system process' or task bar. I've also restarted the computer several times, and completely removed and re-installed Firefox.

I've given up hope on how to fix this, so I've downloaded Google Chrome.

Now, the main question is, how do I import my saved info and bookmarks from Firefox to Google Chrome? I can't use the auto thing because of the Firefox glitch. I've also tried many different wordings on Google search to find an answer to this question, but about 99% of them only show tut's on how to do it by opening Firefox (which I already stated I can't do). My last resort was to come here and post, hoping to get some professional help.


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30 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Turn on view system and hidden files.

Then take a look at c:\users\your user name whatever it is\appdata\roaming.

Do you see a mozilla folder there---and a Firefox folder within it?

If so, look in that Firefox folder. Then in Profiles and then a folder with "default" in the name.

Inside default you should see "bookmarkbackups", which should have several .json files.

Those json files are your bookmarks. Do what you have to do to preserve them. I don't use Chrome, but I'd assume you would try to point its import function toward that folder.

I'm assuming you have no current Firefox installation and have no way of formally exporting bookmarks in a format other than json.
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30 Jan 2012   #3
Tohclan

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I do have Firefox still installed. As I said though, I can't do anything that interacts with Firefox.

I will try to point chrome import to those files.

[EDIT] NVM, I forgot to backup the roaming folder before un-installing Firefox, so I lost all that info. Oh well, guess I'll go search for everything I lost. Thanks for attempting to help.
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30 Jan 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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It's of little use to you now, but any competent backup program can be set to back up that entire Mozilla folder at will.

I back up my entire Thunderbird email and Firefox browser configuration just as I would any other valuable data---I have over 4,000 bookmarks that are among the most important information on my PC. I'd assume you can similarly backup a Chrome install and bookmarks.
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30 Jan 2012   #5
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Pity you have lost the roaming folder you would have been able to access it with Firefox portable.
Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 10.0 Beta 4 | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

I assume that you did not Sync your bookmarks with Firefox, if you had used Synch your bookmarks would be safe on Firefoxs servers waiting for you to login.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...r=0&e=sph&as=s
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