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Feb 12 2011

Firefox bookmarks

Mozilla Firefox stuff :

I have many bookmarks so i want to include them in my daily backup. I don’t like exporting them manually from Firefox so I searched for another way to do it. Mozilla Firefox 3 and later have a file named places.sqlite located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxx.default where xxxxxxx is a random string.

For those who want their bookmarks converted in a .html file there is an option browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML in Firefox. When set to true it exports the content of places.sqlite in a file : bookmarks.html located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxx.default where xxxxxxx is a random string. To set browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTMLto true just type in Mozilla address bar : about:config then browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML, right click on it, and then toggle.

Now each time you close Mozilla Firefox, it will create a file named bookmarks.html in the location specified above.

These instructions are valid for Windows 7.

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