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Export Bookmarks

There are alot of times when we would have to move the bookmarks from one machine to another for various reasons - backup/system migrations etc

So here is a one stop solution on various browsers:

On IE:

  1. Go to View Menu on the browser --> Toolbars --> Check (click) the Favorites Toolbar if its not already checked - This will enable you to see the favorites toolbar on the browser
  2. Once you see the Favorites toolbar, click on the "Favorites" menu button on the favorites toolbar. This will enable you to see a sidebar on the browser with your favorites listed
  3. You will also see a "Add to Favorites" button with a side arrow. Click that side arrow to get a menu where you have an "Import and Export" option. Click the "Import and Export" option

On Firefox:

  1. Go to Bookmarks Menu on the browser, then click "Organize Bookmarks" -- this will open a new window which has options to import/export bookmarks
  2. One change for Firefox 7 is that "Organize Bookmarks" option is changed to "Show all bookmarks" -- So click that option to open the organizer window
  3. On the window which opened, click on "Import and Backup" - A menu will drop down
  4. Click on the "Export HTML" option - this will open a file save dialog box. Save the html file on your hard disk...

On Chrome:

  1. Click on the Wrench menu --> Bookmarks --> Bookmarks Manager - this will open the bookmarks manager into a new window
  2.  Click on the "organize" link on the new tab - A menu will drop down
  3. Click on the "Export bookmarks to HTML" option - this will open a file save dialog box. Save the html file on your hard disk...


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