Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How to Backup and Restore Bookmarks in Firefox

Mozilla has been making significant efforts, over the past couple of years, to increase the performance and security of the Firefox browser. They introduced Firefox Quantum in November 2017, as the all new, fast and fierce browser.

I've been closely keeping track of all the major browser releases and creating and publishing my Firefox Reviews on my YouTube channel.

Based on my own personal experience testing all the versions of Firefox Quantum, I can say it's made a big difference in overall performance.

Apart from the performance improvements, there have been many changes to the browser user-interface. And if you've not used Firefox in a long time, you will find it quite different.

Anyway, in this blog post, you will learn How to Backup and Restore Bookmarks in Firefox. If you'd rather watch a video tutorial, check this video below. If not, you will find the written instructions further down this blog post. It's always a good idea to backup your bookmarks, especially if you've accumulated many and have taken the time to organize them.

So first let me start by showing you How to Backup Bookmarks in Firefox:

  1. Click the Bookmarks icon (in the toolbar)
  2. Next, choose the "Show All Bookmarks" option
  3. Click "Import & Backup" (in the dialog box)
  4. Choose "Backup" and it will give a default name
  5. Finally, click "Save".

Make sure not to change the name of the backup JSON file. Also, remember the folder where you saved the backup file. Preferably save it on a USB or an external drive.

NOTE: If you don't see the Bookmarks icon in your toolbar, click the Menu button (top-right corner) and choose "Customize". You will see the Bookmarks icon among many other icons. Once you locate the Bookmarks icon, just drag and drop it to the toolbar.

Now, let me show you How to Restore Bookmarks in Firefox. We will use the same backup JSON file that we backed up (as an example):

  1. Click the Bookmarks icon (in the toolbar)
  2. Next, choose the "Show All Bookmarks" option
  3. Click "Import & Backup" (in the dialog box)
  4. Choose "Restore" and click on "Choose File"
  5. Navigate to the location where you saved the backup
  6. and finally, click OK

And that's pretty much it. It's important to backup your Bookmarks because you never know when you may require it. So get into the habit of backing up your Bookmarks whenever you've made significant changes or additions.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section. And if you found this blog post useful, consider sharing it with others. Thanks for stopping by!

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