Want to import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox? Try this

Teodor Nechita
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Plenty of Internet browsers like to hold the title of the best available. The truth of the matter is that many of them have their own set of pros and cons.

This means that it all boils down to personal preferences since you can always migrate from another easily anyway. For example, some of you might be interested in migrating from using Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox.

The only problem when changing browsers is that all of your personal preferences and bookmarks are left behind.

Fortunately enough, there are several methods for you to try and transfer your bookmarks from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox.


How do I import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox?

1. Import them from within Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click the Library button 
    • It looks like a stack of books
  3. Click on Bookmarks
  4. Scroll down until you see Show all Bookmarks, and open it
  5. Click Import and Backup
  6. Choose Import Data from Another Browser…import another browser
    • A new wizard should appear with all of the browsers installed on your PC
  7. Select Google Chrome
  8. Click Next
    • Firefox will now show you a list of all settings that you can choose to import. There are the following:
      • Cookies
      • Browsing History
      • Saved Passwords
      • Bookmarks
  9. Select whatever you want to import, and click Next
  10. Click Finish

In Mozilla Firefox, any imported bookmarks will be stored and displayed on the toolbar. In this case, you should now see a new folder on your toolbar labeled From Google Chrome.

One thing you should remember is that this setup will trigger automatically when you first install Mozilla Firefox. Thus, if you already have Google Chrome installed and are just installing Mozilla Firefox, you will pretty much skip steps 7-17.


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2. Manually export your bookmarks

  1. Launch Google Chrome
  2. Click the three vertical dots icon in the top-right corner
  3. Click Bookmarks
  4. Go to the Bookmarks managerchrome export bookmarks
  5. Click the three-dot icon
  6. Select Export bookmarks
  7. Choose a save location, and choose Firefox HTML as the new format
  8. Click Save
  9. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  10. Click the Library button
  11. Click on Bookmarks
  12. Scroll down until you see Show all Bookmarks, and open it
  13. Click Import and Backup
  14. Go to Import Bookmarks from HTML
  15. Locate the HTML file you created earlier

Keep in mind that both methods are equally efficient, but the second one can also be used to migrate your bookmarks from one PC to another, or one browser to another.


What method do you prefer when migrating your bookmarks? Let us know in the comment section below.

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