|Tech Tip: Combining/Merging Bookmarks From a Different Firefox Profile
||[Dec. 31st, 2013|08:14 pm]
Happy New Civil Year!
Let’s suppose you collected some bookmarks in a different Firefox profile (possibly on a different
computer or system, or in a different profile), and wish to place them
somewhere under your current or main profile’s bookmark tree - how can it
be done? I had a need for that and in this entry, I describe a solution that worked for me.
First of all export your bookmarks from the source profile to a JSON
file (“Bookmarks → Show All Bookmarks → Import and Backup → Backup…”)
Create a new Firefox profile in the machine of the target profile.
(see this page
for more information about Firefox profiles.).
Import the bookmarks from the JSON file to it (while overriding the default
Copy all the folders you want to merge to the system clipboard
Ctrl+C or equivalent).
Paste them into the default profile’s bookmark manager.
Then all you need to do is sort them. Cheers!