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How Do You Import Bookmarks From Chrome to Firefox (Complete Guide)

Firefox and Chrome are two of the most popular browsers on the market. There are other browsers like Opera and Edge that own smaller portions of the browser market.

Every browser that tries to gain users must also provide them with an easy way to move away from their old browser and quickly adjust to the new one. A browser stores all sorts of information and it needs to be imported into the new browser if the transition is going to be smooth.

Import bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox

If you’ve gotten tired of Chrome and how much memory it takes up and how it slows down your system even though you only have a few tabs open, Firefox is a good browser to move it.

Firefox will let you import bookmarks from Chrome, folders and all. 

Export bookmarks from Chrome

The first step to importing bookmarks in Firefox is to first export them from Chrome.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the hamburger icon at the top right.
  3. Select Bookmarks>Bookmarks manager from the menu.
  4. On the Bookmarks manager, click the more options button next to the search bar.
  5. Select the Export bookmarks.
  6. Save the bookmarks file in HTML format. You can change the name if you want to.

Import bookmarks in Firefox

To import bookmarks in Firefox, follow these steps.

  1. Open Firefox. 
  2. Tap the Ctrl+Shift+O keyboard shortcut to open the Bookmarks manager.
  3. Click the Import and Backup option.
  4. Select Import Bookmarks from HTML from the menu.
  5. Select the HTML file you saved from Chrome.
  6. The bookmarks will be imported.

Import bookmarks from other browsers

Firefox can import bookmarks from other browsers in much the same way as it can in Chrome. An HTML file can be saved from any browser and imported in almost any browser. 

To import bookmarks from other browsers, follow these steps.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Tap the Ctrl+Shift+O keyboard shortcut to open the Bookmarks manager.
  3. Select Import and backup.
  4. Select Import data from other browsers.
  5. Select the browser you want to import bookmarks from.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Uncheck everything except Favorites.
  8. Click Next and the bookmarks will be imported.

Conclusion

Bookmarks are accumulated over a long period of time and having to do without them doesn’t make for easy browsing. It’s important to take your bookmarks with you.

The process needs to be easy and the folder structure the bookmarks have been sorted into has to be imported with them. Firefox isn’t unique in having an easy-import method for browsers. You will find that most browser have one so that switching is easy.

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