How to Export and Import Bookmarks/Favorites in Firefox?

Learn how to import or export favorites in the Mozilla Firefox browser as an HTML file. It helps in migrating to/from Firefox and take your bookmarks along.

Mozilla Firefox is the second most popular browser in the market with about 8% in market share. It has a great browsing experience, a rich library of add-ons, and easy customization, among other benefits. If you’re the one who likes absolute data privacy with zero personalization, then Firefox is your best bet.

One important aspect of any browser is the ability to bookmark your favorite web pages so that you return to them easily. Wondering how you can import bookmarks from other browsers to Firefox or how you can export bookmarks from Firefox to other browsers? We got you.

For some reason, if you are moving away from the Firefox browser or switching from any other browser to Firefox, then it’s recommended to carry your favorites or bookmarks along with you.

Before we go any further, the assumption is that you have Mozilla Firefox installed as a browser on your computer. If not, you can download the firefox browser for free.

How to Export Bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox?

To export your Bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox, you will need to export them into an HTML file which can then be stored or used to import the bookmarks in another browser.

Here are the steps to export the favorites from Mozilla Firefox browser:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click the Library button on your toolbar. (It has an icon in the shape of a bookshelf).
    Sometimes this button might not be found. If that’s the case, click the menu button then click Library.
  3. Select the Bookmarks menu.
  4. Click on the Show All Bookmarks tab at the bottom.
    This will option the bookmark library window.
  5. From the toolbar on the Library window, select Import and Backup.
  6. Click on Export Bookmarks to HTML option.
    Firefox Bookmark Manager Window to Import and Export
  7. A file explorer window will open showing Export Bookmarks File.
  8. Choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks.html by default.
    You can choose to rename it depending on the occasion. Select any location to save the file that is easy to remember.
  9. Hit on the Save command button and the Export Bookmarks File window will close.
    Export Bookmarks File from Firefox

You can now close the Library window. Your bookmarks are now successfully exported from Firefox and are now ready to be imported into another web browser or stored as a back-up.

Do not forget the file name and location of the saved Bookmark HTML file. Otherwise, you might have to repeat the process because you can’t find your saved file.

How to Import Bookmarks to Mozilla Firefox?

To import bookmarks to Firefox, you will need to have them already stored as an HTML file on your computer. This HTML export can be from different browsers like Edge (legacy) or even Google Chrome browser.

Once you have the bookmark HTML file in place, follow these steps to import into Firefox:

  1. Launch the Firefox Quantum browser on your computer.
  2. Open the Mozilla Firefox Library on your toolbar.
    Click the menu button and then Library if you do not find it on the toolbar.
  3. Click Bookmarks and then on Show All Bookmarks at the bottom of the resulting options.
    Firefox Bookmark Manager Window to Import and Export
  4. Select Import and Backup option from the toolbar on the Library window.
  5. Choose Import Bookmarks from HTML option.
  6. When the Import Bookmarks File window opens, select the bookmarks HTML file you are importing.
    Import Bookmarks File into Firefox
  7. Click the Open command button, and then Import Bookmarks File window will close.

You can now close the Library window and the bookmarks in the selected HTML file will be added to your Firefox bookmarks.

Bottom Line: Import and Export Bookmarks in Firefox

The process to import and export bookmarks on Mozilla Firefox is simple and straight forward. There are just a few differences between the two; selecting the option to import or export depending on your wants.

As mentioned, you can import the bookmarks from any other browser that you no longer use. Or use the Firefox exported bookmarks into any other browser. It’s possible that you can also email the saved bookmarks HTML file and use it on any other computer device.

Related: How to Export Bookmarks from Microsoft Edge (Legacy) to Firefox?

I am a fan of Firefox as it allows me to declutter my Chrome browser by assigning some browsing tasks to it. For example, I have all my favorite blogs opened in my Firefox browser. I visit it and refresh it to find out the latest updates from the blog. In this way, I can focus Chrome for other stuff.

How do you use your Firefox browser? Is it your default browser? Share with us in the comments section below.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
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