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Help restoring bookmarks, please ?

Post by Externet » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:03 pm

Hi all.
Saved all the bookmarks from a full Ubuntu Linux 7.10 hard drive to be decommissioned :

Places > Computer > Filesystem > Home > externet > View > Show hidden files > .mozilla > firefox > mej7k7lx.default > bookmarkbackups > latest date > dragged and dropped to memorystick drive.

They are all healthy and accessible residing there.

On the new hard drive, loaded same Ubuntu Linux 7.10
Now I cannot put the 1 Mbyte bookmarks files back by following the reverse procedure :sad: Help please :cry:

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Re: Help restoring bookmarks, please ?

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:39 pm

Bookmark backups wasn't the latest version of your bookmarks but it will do if you've already overwritten the drive which you seem to have done. To import your bookmarks open Firefox, click Bookmarks, Organize Bookmarks, Import and Backup and finally Import HMTL. Done. Select only the most recent backup or you'll have duplicate entries for older bookmarks.

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Re: Help restoring bookmarks, please ?

Post by Externet » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:01 pm

You GENIUS ! and fast service genius.

Done !

Archived the sequence in my notes...
Mozilla Firefox > Bookmarks > Organize bookmarks > bookmarks manager > File > import > Import Wizard > from file > Next > Choose thumbdrive, then its HTML folder > open...

Thanks ! :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Help restoring bookmarks, please ?

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:05 am

Glad to be of service. For the record the Bookmark file you want is:
Places > Computer > Filesystem > Home > externet > View > Show hidden files > .mozilla > firefox > mej7k7lx.default > bookmarks.html

You can also use Firefox -> Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks -> Import and Backup -> Export HTML.

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