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Windows 7: Is it possible to open 'bookmarks' without opening the browser?

06 Jan 2015   #11
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
I guessed that you were having trouble with your bookmarks. Try this add on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...orter/?src=api

If you install it and click the icon in the toolbar you should see something like this...........................................
I got this one and it is going to make my life a lot easier!

(1) Is there a keyboard short cut to open the complete Bookmarks Library in Firefox (without first opening the Browser)? If not, is it possible to make one?

(2) What is best way to 'back up' the Bookmarks Library?

Regards,


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06 Jan 2015   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Bookmarks backup - Firefox

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
I guessed that you were having trouble with your bookmarks. Try this add on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...orter/?src=api

If you install it and click the icon in the toolbar you should see something like this...........................................
I got this one and it is going to make my life a lot easier!

(1) Is there a keyboard short cut to open the complete Bookmarks Library in Firefox (without first opening the Browser)? If not, is it possible to make one?

(2) What is best way to 'back up' the Bookmarks Library?

Regards,

Well personally I just make a copy of the Profiles folder and Profiles.ini file in order to back up the entire FF profile and if things screw up I just clean install FF and copy the backed up Profiles folder and Profiles.ini file back into FF.

Bookmarks are stored in the following location:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

copy and paste the text into Explorer address bar.

In the Profiles folder there's a file names places.sqlite and that's where your bookmarks are stored. You can open the file with your text editor if you want to look inside it:

Is it possible to open 'bookmarks' without opening the browser?-places-sqlite.jpg

If you want to backup only your bookmarks - make a copy.

Note: Things look different in my screenshots because I'm using Cyberfox rather than Firefox but you don't need to worry about that!

Backing up Firefox:

Personally I'd use MozBackup (if you want to back up your FF profile and selectively choose elements to restore - like bookmarks)

MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

There's a downloadable PDF user guide here:

h**p://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/soubory/mozbackup-howto.pdf

Screenshot from the user guide:

Is it possible to open 'bookmarks' without opening the browser?-mozbackup-howto.pdf-nitro-reader-3.jpg

The user guide explains in detail how to backup and restore your FF profile or elements of it.

The other way is to start FF and go to bookmarks > Show all bookmarks then choose import/export and export the bookmarks to an html file. You can then re-import them in the same way.


Re: (1) Is there a keyboard short cut to open the complete Bookmarks Library in Firefox (without first opening the Browser)? If not, is it possible to make one?

Well it's getting slightly technical here but.... if you export your bookmarks to an html file then convert i to a text file with the .txt file extension it's possible to open it with you text editor and clean it up then use Link Warlock (the program that I mentioned in an earlier post) to import the text file and have it open full screen showing all your bookmarks. If you click any entry FF launch and open the bookmarked page. It would take some effort to do it that way.

Another way that I can think of is to export your FF bookmarks and import them into IE. You could then make a copy of the Favorites folder modify all of the shortcuts in that folder to open in FF instead of IE when clicked on.

There might be better ways. I'll have a think and post back here if anything comes to mind.


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06 Jan 2015   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If your default browser is Firefox you can create a folder for bookmarks on your desktop and drag and drop bookmarks into it.
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07 Jan 2015   #14
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Callender,

I am really thankful for this enormous amount of information. Never expected so much for so little! I can now explore all avenues and decide what is best for me. Your explanations are easily understood, that I have no questions about them either

Kind regards,
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