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How to Backup Bookmarks in Firefox

Today, Firefox is one of the most widely used browser and browsing/surfing web without Firefox may be a bit difficult since most people bookmarks their favorite sites in Firefox. Bookmark is an easy way of storing the website addresses. Though there are many online bookmark services available but still Firefox remains the choice for bookmark since it’s simpler and easy to organize bookmark in Firefox.

Why to Backup Bookmarks?

There is always a risk/possibility that Firefox may crash, or you may install a fresh copy of OS, which may delete all files in your Hard-drive. It is always good to have the back-up of bookmarks, So that you could retrieve data at the time of any malfunction. There are two ways to backup bookmarks in Firefox.


Method1: Backup Bookmarks using Firefox

1. In Firefox, Go to Bookmarks –> Show All Bookmarks. (In case you are using an older version prior to Firefox 11, then navigate to Bookmarks –> Organize Bookmarks)

2. In the Library window, Click on Import and Backup drop-down menu –> select Backup… and Save the file in .json format.

Backup Bookmark using Firefox

Method 2: Backup Firefox Bookmarks Manually

For instance, where you are unable to backup through Firefox then this method will be helpful in backing up the bookmark manually.

1. Open Run Dialog Box, Press Window Key + R and Paste the below command in the run dialog box and press Enter.

For Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8


For Windows XP


2. Open profile folder with “default” in the name. Now navigate to bookmarkbackups Folder.

You may see multiple bookmarks .json files. These files are arranged according to as per dates. Copy these files and save the files in good location.

Backup Firefox Bookmark Manually

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