[plug] Firefox migration

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sat Sep 4 18:21:28 WST 2010

Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au> writes:
> On Sat, 2010-09-04 at 18:38 +1000, Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au> writes:
>> > I decided to change distros and am setting up things as I tend to like
>> > them...  One problem being "The Fox" (Ta Dum!) how do I get my personal
>> > bookmarks I've accumulated over lo, these many years over to the new
>> > version, WITHOUT taking them all, and indelibly stamping the new Firefox as
>> > being like the old one?
>> Simple: export them as an HTML file on the old machine, then open it by hand
>> on the new Firefox and bookmark the links you want.
>> > Let's assume the old one had all sorts of bookmarks pointing to its own
>> > site.
>> Theoretically you could also manually, or automatically, prune the list by
>> hand before importing it on the new system.
>> Alternately, you could import everything, then hand-manage the list on the new
>> system, or even clean it on the old system and then migrate the settings.
> Sorry - evil me posted before using the magic of Google, where I found this
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_settings_to_a_new_profile following a
> few links and a few "cp" commands and I was done - OK it's borked the
> default setup somewhat, but I can live with it, after a cleanup.
> And, um, Sorry, thanks for answering ... didn't mention thanks in my
> prior note ...

Er, no problem.  It looks like I somehow grabbed the wrong end of the stick in
my advice to you, too, since that solution is quite different to what I
imagined you might need.


I didn't think it was a lack of Googling, either, for what that is worth. ;)
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