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Firefox - Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

This article explains how to import an HTML bookmarks file formatted in the Netscape Bookmarks format.

Before proceeding, you should make a backup of your current bookmarks. You can do this by opening the Bookmarks Library window (explained below), then selecting Import and Backup icon Import and Backup and choosing Backup…. This will create a Firefox bookmark backup file in JSON format.

Note: The imported bookmarks will be added to your existing bookmarks, which may result in duplicate bookmarks. You can delete unwanted Firefox bookmarks before importing a new set of bookmarks, but this can be time-consuming.
  1. Click the library icon , then click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks.

  2. From the toolbar on the Library window, click import and backup icon Import and Backup and choose Import Bookmarks from HTML....
  3. In the Import Bookmarks File window that opens, navigate to the bookmarks HTML file you are importing and select the file.
  4. Click the Open button. The Import Bookmarks File window will close.
  5. Close the Library window.

The bookmarks in the selected HTML file will be added to your Firefox bookmarks within the Bookmarks Menu directory. 

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:Import Bookmarks from an HTML file firefox internet web browser   Doc ID:82301
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-05-16 12:54 MDTUpdated:2018-05-16 13:28 MDT
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