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Export Bookmarks from the Mozilla Firefox browser

Are you trying to export saved bookmarks from the Firefox browser on a computer and mobile? Learn how to export your bookmarks for backup or migration.

Firefox browser offers the option to export the saved bookmarks into an HTML file that can used in any other browser. We can export the file to computers using the Bookmarks Manager window.

In mobile browsers, the export is not available. However, after synchronization, we can sync the browser data, including Firefox mobile bookmarks, to export from the computer.

Export Saved Bookmarks from Firefox browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to export the saved favorites or bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox to computers and smartphones.

Exporting the Bookmarks for Firefox on a Computer

You can easily export your bookmarks from the Firefox Browser to other browsers or save them on your computer. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on your computer.
  2. Select the Bookmarks menu on the More horizontal 3-bar icon menu.
    Bookmarks menu in Firefox browser on computer
  3. Under the Bookmarks menu, select Manage Bookmarks at the bottom.
    Manage Bookmarks menu in Firefox computerIt will open the Bookmarks Manager window.
  4. Click the Import/Export command icon and select the Export Bookmarks to HTML option.
    Export Bookmarks to HTML command in Firefox computer browser
  5. Choose the destination in File Explorer, and hit the Save button.

The Bookmarks HTML file will be stored on the local drive. You can now use this exported file to import into any desired browser to add the bookmarks.

Exporting the Bookmarks from Firefox on Mobile

Firefox browser on mobile devices does not have a direct option to share or export your bookmarks. You can only sync all your data from the mobile browser to the computer. After sync, the bookmarks will be available on the Bookmarks Manager in Firefox on computer, where you can easily export as mentioned above.

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Note: Firefox on the computer and mobile browsers should be signed in with the same Mozilla Account ID for the sync to work. If you do not have a Mozilla account, then you can create it for free.

Syncing the Data from Firefox on Android to Computer

  1. Open the Firefox app on your Android phone.
  2. From More vertical 3-dots icon options, select Sync and save data menu.
    Firefox Android Sync and Save Data menuIt will open the Firefox sync and sign-in page.
  3. Choose Ready to Scan or sign in with an Email address to connect browser.
    Firefox for Android Sync and Save you data sign-in screen
  4. Turn on the Sync for bookmarks and other data you wish to sync.

If your Firefox on computer browser is already signed-in with an account, you can visit https://firefox.com/pair page to scan the QR code and enable quick sign-in.

Syncing the Bookmarks from Firefox on iPhone to Computer

  1. Open the Firefox app on your iPhone device.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar icon for options menu and select Synchronize and Save data options.
    It will open the Firefox sync and sign-in page.
  3. Choose Ready to Scan or sign in with an Email address to connect browser.
    Firefox for iPhone Synchronize and Save Data screen
  4. After sign-in, enable the synchronization for bookmarks and other data.

After your bookmarks have been synced to Firefox on your computer, they will be visible in the Bookmarks Manager window, wherein you can easily export them as an HTML file from the browser as mentioned earlier.

Bottom Line

By exporting bookmarks, you ensure that your favorite links are carried along. Although the bookmarks exporting feature is not available readily for phones, you can sync your bookmarks data to your computer and exporting thereon.

The web browser also has the option to import directly from Firefox; it can also import saved data like passwords, history, etc., along with bookmarks. This is effective in migrating to the desired browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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