bookmarks - find file, export import?

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25 Jun, 2012 05:16 PM

Hello: newish user to 10-4fox. I want to:

-find the location in / where the bookmarks for 10-4fox are stored. I go to the "profiles" folder under /users/[myusername]/library/firefox/profiles/[profile name]. I see the "bookmarks.html" and bookmarkbackup" folders. These are apparently not the ones used because: -when I delete the bookmarks and bookmarkbackups folders, when next I open 10-4fox, the same bookmarks as always appear. So I assume 10-4fox is drawing these from somewhere else (I have also emptied the cache before closing 10-4fox), or drawing from .plist or somewhere else. I don't really want to delete all my firefox prefs. How can I start with a clean slate of bookmarks without deleting the whole profile?

-I want to import and export bookmarks. This used to be simple, since there was an "import" (maybe "export" too) drop-down menu list in firefox. I cannot find these functions in 10-4 fox. I do open the bookmarks mgr. when trying this. When I attempt to merely move exported bookmarks from camino (renaming to "bookmarks.html") there is no list of those bookmarks in the firefox profile folder, just the same old firefox ones as before.

Do I need to login as another user & try again?

Thank you for your work.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 25 Jun, 2012 06:12 PM

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    Greengras, "places.sqlite" is the file you're looking for. It contains your bookmarks and history. I have no idea why "bookmarks.html" still needs to be in the profile folder. You can use the Bookmarks Manager/Library (shift+Command+B) and clean up your bookmarks in there. It can also export and import html bookmark files. Mozilla has hidden these functions a bit non-standard in the little buttons on top of the Library window, without creating real menu bar entries for them.

  2. 2 Posted by JOHN on 23 Jan, 2013 09:55 AM

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    Is there a way to automatically sort the bookmarks alphabetically. I can't seem to find any way to do it other than manually dragging and dropping each one.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 24 Jan, 2013 02:46 AM

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    None that I am aware of.

  4. 4 Posted by John on 24 Jan, 2013 02:50 AM

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    Well that's kinda garbage then isn't it? It would be nice if this can be added in the future. I realize fixes run in order of priority, but this really should be a simple add. I appreciate your reply. Cheers!


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 24 Jan, 2013 09:54 AM

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    In the Bookmarks Manager (cmd-shift-B), there's a button with four lines, right in between the gear button and the star button (whatever they're called). You can sort from there in any way you like, but curiously, the sorting order doesn't stick, nor is it reflected in the actual Bookmarks Menu. So this function is actually pointless.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 28 Jan, 2013 10:03 PM

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    BTW, TenFourFox behaves like Firefox in this respect. Any complaints about it should go to Mozilla, not us.

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