The more you use a browser, the more you come to be familiar with it and rely upon it. One thing that you might take for granted, for example, are the bookmarks that you save during your browsing activities. Since most people do not keep a secondary set of mirrored bookmarks, this information might be the only copy of your bookmarks that you have. If you need the bookmarks that you have created in Firefox in order to complete some important tasks, then you should consider learning how to back up your bookmarks in Firefox. This action will create a backup file with all of the bookmarks in the Firefox browser at that time and you can use that backup file to restore your bookmarks on another computer, or if the original files are lost.
You can use a similar technique for Google Chrome. Our Chrome bookmarks location guide will show you how to find that file so that you can copy it.
Backing Up Firefox Bookmarks
The process of backing up your bookmarks in Firefox will generate a JSON file that contains all of the necessary information regarding your bookmarks. Once you have created this file, you should consider uploading it to a cloud storage drive (you can use these instructions to back up data to SkyDrive), or saving it to external storage media.
Step 1: Launch the Firefox browser.
Step 2: Click the Firefox tab at the top-left corner of the window, click History, then click Show All History.
Step 3: Click the Import and Backup button at the top of the window, then click the Backup option. Take note of the Restore option underneath it, as that is where you will go to restore your bookmarks from the JSON file you are about to create.
Step 4: Choose a location and file name for the backup file, then click the Save button.
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