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Windows 7: Import IE 11 Favorites into Firefox

14 Jan 2019   #1
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 
Import IE 11 Favorites into Firefox

I've search for this and nothing shows. I search for Firefox and that only shows

Latest Firefox Released for Windows

I'm very surprised no one hasn't posted this problem.

I only use Firefox as a backup browser as IE11 the features and options are always perfect.

I've use Firefox for many years on both of my computers.

I recently had to fit a new hard drive. I've installed all the missing software. Firefox 62.0 Beta 20 as I used last time. I use Avast Pro anti-virus I shouldn't have the software update enabled. It showed 3 things today.

Firefox 64.0.2, Java Runtime Environment 8.0 and VLC Media Player 3.0.6 (32-bit)

I never use Avast to download and install I search FileHippo for these files.

Even Firefox 62.0 Beta 20 was a pain in the backside to import favorites. The older version there was a link to import IE favorites. That imported all of them but not in any folders, all in bookmarks.

If you open Fire Help and type in Import IE 11 Favorites into Firefox. It shows the procedure but it doesn't work.

Open Firefox on the computer that you want to put the Favorites on and then:

Tip: It would be a good idea to backup your bookmarks before importing. To do so go to Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer

Click the Library button 57 library icon (3rd icon books top right), then click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks.

From the toolbar on the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Bookmarks from HTML....

There is no Import and Backup option

In the Import Bookmarks File window that opens, navigate to the bookmarks HTML file you are importing and select the file.

Click the Open button. The Import Bookmarks File window will close.

Close the Library window.

Your Internet Explorer Favorites will be added to your Firefox bookmarks within the Bookmarks Menu directory.

You can Google this problem and there say export all IE favorites as HTML then import them into Firefox. That is a very slow process with 1,464 url links.

I've uninstalled 62.0 Beta 20 and installed Firefox 62.0 Beta 20 it would run straight off because Mozilla Maintenance Service wasn't running.

Today I spend most of the afternoon installing 107 Windows updates. That's another long story.

I don't really want to do a system restore as I will have to download them all again.

If any one has a simple solution to import IE 11 favorites into Firefox that will be much appreciated.


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15 Jan 2019   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi KiethUK,

Got to say it
BETA -- Why because thats a pre-release used for testing purposes there will be BUGS
(there will be a sub-forum at Mozilla thats dedicated to issues for the latest Beta build - have you looked)

I personally use a couple of FF offshoots, Waterfox and Palemoon found FF got to restrictive and slower
If you decide to try either you can import settings during the install phase.

Also see your running 32bit, most programmers are moving away from this, so less important for bug fix's



Roy
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15 Jan 2019   #3
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

That's the other problem with Firefox you can updates twice a week sometimes and they do show Beta so they want users to check them out.

I've explained why I use 32bit in the New 1TB hard drive can't setup

Even if you Google Mozilla Firefox forum, I won't post the link as its against forum rules.

You can't join and give feedback.

There are other backup browsers Google Chrome, safari, I don't like Google Chrome that just shows pictures of previous sites uses. There is no menu bar to change settings.
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15 Jan 2019   #4
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

From the bookmark window click on import and back up. Then select import from another browser. Not I would back up (export) your bookmarks first.
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