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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 17:48:06
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Firefox bookmarks problem


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I have a dual boot PC (with Windows Vista on a standard HDD and Windows 7 on a SSD) and after having used the SSD, I want to use it instead or at least most of the time !

The problem that I have got is that I have hundreds of bookmarks in my Firefox browser and I want to copy them to the new SSD.

I have been using MozBackup which works fine until now when I want to transfer the bookmarks over.

I have tried just about everything, any ideas anyone ?

Cheers.


p.s. I have sent an e-mail to MozBackup support around a week ago but haven't had a reply yet and I'm not sure how long I have to wait ?
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-Apr-12 17:50:14
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I'd use XMarks Sync or something like that to keep the bookmarks synced between the 2 installs.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 17:53:38
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What is wrong with MozBackup? Just backup, then restore on oither PC...

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 17:56:00
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In reply to a post by Spasch:
I'd use XMarks Sync or something like that to keep the bookmarks synced between the 2 installs.

I haven't heard of that before. I will try it out if all else fails. Thanks.
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 18:27:30
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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
What is wrong with MozBackup? Just backup, then restore on oither PC...

I have downloaded and installed a new copy of MozBackup from within Windows 7 i.e. I booted from the SSD but nothing happens when I click on it !

I have also copied the MozBackup application over to the SSD but the restore doesn't work as the application can't find the backup file so I think it's a problem with me specifying the correct destination folder.

I have not had to do this before when I restored on the same hard drive.
Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Sat 14-Apr-12 18:41:45
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have you tried the non install version?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 18:49:25
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In reply to a post by CurlyWhirly:
In reply to a post by Pipexer:
What is wrong with MozBackup? Just backup, then restore on oither PC...

I have downloaded and installed a new copy of MozBackup from within Windows 7 i.e. I booted from the SSD but nothing happens when I click on it !

I have also copied the MozBackup application over to the SSD but the restore doesn't work as the application can't find the backup file so I think it's a problem with me specifying the correct destination folder.

I have not had to do this before when I restored on the same hard drive.

This shouldn't happen. I think you need to find out why the program isn't working and address this first, it could be something wrong with your windows installation etc.

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 19:03:26
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have you tried the non install version?

No. I didn't know there was a non-install version.
Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Sat 14-Apr-12 20:14:00
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http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/download.php

The zipped one might be worth a try

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 20:21:11
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What about FF's (apostrophe needed to stop it being censored) built in import/export bookmark feature?

Are you after something to keep them synched or are you just trying to move them over? I am not quite sure from your post.

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 20:46:00
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What about FF's (apostrophe needed to stop it being censored) built in import/export bookmark feature?

Are you after something to keep them synched or are you just trying to move them over? I am not quite sure from your post.

I have never tried the import/export bookmark feature.

I don't know how it works.

No I'm not trying to sync the bookmarks, just copy from the HDD installation to the SSD installation.
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 20:48:43
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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
What about FF's (apostrophe needed to stop it being censored) built in import/export bookmark feature?

Are you after something to keep them synched or are you just trying to move them over? I am not quite sure from your post.

I'm using version 11.0 and I think I used to be able to see an import/export option but it's no longer there !

There is a 'Set up sync' option there though but I need to create an account.

Do you know if that would work ?
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 21:01:03
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It should be there in firefox bookmark manager, it's a button at the top.

Failing this, just go into the firefox profile directory and copy the bookmark file across...

Set up sync would probably work, never used it tho smile

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Standard User pokchop1st
(member) Sat 14-Apr-12 21:11:04
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Go to History,click on show all history,click on Import and backup. on top line.export Bookmarks to HTML.
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 21:20:05
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In reply to a post by pokchop1st:
Go to History,click on show all history,click on Import and backup. on top line.export Bookmarks to HTML.

Thanks found it now.

I'm sure the import/export option used to be in the Bookmarks menu, never mind !?
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 21:41:45
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In reply to a post by pokchop1st:
Go to History,click on show all history,click on Import and backup. on top line.export Bookmarks to HTML.

That worked and was much easier than faffing about with MozBackup !

I think I'll ditch it and use the import/export option in future.

I am new to Windows 7 and now have the task of setting up Windows Mail which I believe involves downloading it as it isn't included as part of the O/S which is very strange.

Thanks to everyone for their help smile
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 14-Apr-12 21:45:32
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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 22:00:41
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Cheers smile
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