Tried Google’s Chrome browser and now you want to come back to Firefox? Mozilla makes it really easy to take your bookmarks from Chrome and import them into Firefox. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to get all your Chrome to Firefox bookmark importing done.
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It took me a long time to give Foxmarks a second shot. All I remember from the first time around I used it was I didn’t like it. Seems as if it bugged me a lot or didn’t want to work.
Having given it a round two now, I am happy to say I have done so.
After the death of Google Browser Sync, I was looking for a new way to keep my bookmarks on my desktop and my bookmarks on my laptop the same. Foxmarks does the trick with what they call Seamless Sync. I have not had to mess with it once since I installed it. It just works.
With a service or extension like this I’d like to pretend it isn’t even there, and Foxmarks makes it very easy to do just that. Some of the other nice features of Foxmarks are:
- Easy Backup & Restore
- Web Access to your Saved Links
- Mobile Access
- Share Bookmarks with Friends
- Import & Export Your Saved Links
I am delighted to say that Foxmarks has earned a spot on my hall of fame add-ons list for being one heck of a nice addition to Firefox. If your looking to keep your bookmarks synced up, there is no better solution out there right now.
If you follow any of my other side projects, you might have noticed I got a new PC the other day. One of the not-so-much-fun aspects of getting a new computer is getting Firefox back up and running on it and getting all your bookmarks, settings and passwords moved over. For the most part Google’s Browser Sync did a lot of the heavy lifting in that regard.
Where Did My Passwords Go?!
I screwed up somewhere though, and all my saved passwords were not there. Before I freaked out (ok, I might have freaked out just a little ‘bit) I remembered about the Password Exporter extension for Firefox.
Here is a little more information about it from the developer:
This extension allows you to export and import your saved passwords and rejected sites between computers. Your passwords will be exported to an XML or CSV file and can be encrypted.
Did Password Exporter Do the Job?
I installed it on both the old machine and the new machine – then moved the exported backup (simple .xml file) from the old PC to my new PC. It worked! My passwords were not lost and I didn’t have to spend hours trying to set that whole mess back up.
So if your in a pinch and you need your passwords backed up – give the Password Exporter extension a shot. Might also not hurt to have it up and running 24/7 – so you can make a backup of your password list and store it somewhere safe.