Manually Backup Firefox Bookmarks

Want to know how to manually backup your bookmarks?  Automatic systems aside, there is nothing better than diving in and manually backing your content up file by file.  This way you know it is taken care of for sure.  Also, many people say you don’t really have a file backed up unless you have two backups for a file.  So, I thought I would take a minute to walk you through the steps of backing up your bookmarks.

Here are the steps you need to take to manually backup your bookmarks:

  1. Click the Bookmarks button on the right side of the navigation toolbar and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.
  2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Backup….
  3. In the Bookmarks backup filename window that opens, choose a location to save the file, which is named bookmarks-“date”.json by default. The desktop is usually a good spot, but any place that is easy to remember will work.
  4. Save the bookmarks json file. The Bookmarks backup filename window will close and you can close the Library window.

If your bookmarks are important, you need to keep them backed up.  I have gone through my fair share of computer restores and bookmarks are one of those things you take for granted. 

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One Response to Manually Backup Firefox Bookmarks

  1. Bryce Hardy Apr/02 at 6:02 pm #

    This is the method I use, except I also export my bookmarks as an HTML file at the same time. I save both files to an Archives folder in my Home folder and then be sure to back that folder up to an external hard drive at least once a week.