Windows 10: Can't import favorites from firefox to edge.

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  1. Hewjr100 Win User

    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge.


    That about say's it all. Here is a screenshot:


    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge. [​IMG]


    Henry

    :)
     
    Hewjr100, Dec 23, 2016
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  2. Edge not reading the Favorites folder after Feb 9 2016 update

    Okay, but how do I put my old favorites into that database file? Copy-pasting doesn't seem to be an option, and the export tool only gives me the two folders that are currently in the Edge favorites list.

    As a side note, I found that selecting "import from Edge" in Firefox adds my old favorites into it. After using this import to go from Edge -> Firefox -> Chrome -> Edge (since Chrome can't import from Edge but vice versa works, Chrome can import from Firefox,
    and Edge can't import from Firefox but vice versa works), Edge got a few of the files back, but most weren't copied in the import process (and some folders were copied, but they were copied empty).

    I could theoretically just switch to using Chrome/Firefox now with the imported favorites and be done with it, but I'd still like to fix this issue, if possible.
     
    RobertFilkin, Dec 23, 2016
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  3. All favourites gone since Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3150513)

    Let's try a different approach.

    Install firefox, run it, and import all favorites from MS Edge. if all favorites was imported to Firefox, import it back to MS edge. if not, I suggest you chat MS support.
     
    Rasheed Mandeep, Dec 23, 2016
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  4. Can't import favorites from firefox to edge.

    Hi:

    Disclaimer: I do not use Edge.

    However, it looks as if the blue text to which your arrow points is a link -- did you try to click it?
    I expect it would open some sort of drop-down or other menu from which to select Firefox as the source of the "bookmarks" (they are called bookmarks in Firefox)?
    Then one would proceed to the next step, Step 5 (shown at the bottom of your screen shot): "Select Firefox from the list and then click "Import Button"".

    There's also this tutorial -- perhaps it will help:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html


    Let us know how it goes,

    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 23, 2016
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  5. Two other thoughts:

    • Firefox probably needs to be closed when you do this - are you sure it was closed when you tried?
    • Is Firefox installed in a non-default location (in which case perhaps Edge can not find your bookmarks)?

    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 23, 2016
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  6. Berton Win User
    I Export Bookmarks from Firefox as an HTML file, works for the Import on other browsers or simply double-click to open the list in the browser. Some browsers can't work with Firefox's .json file.
     
    Berton, Dec 23, 2016
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  7. That makes sense.
    Although I think Fx also saves bookmarks as places.sqlite?
    And -- based on Brink's tutorial -- the Import *should* work?

    But, yeah, I like that idea of exporting to HTML and then importing that format into Edge.

    Please let us know if @Berton's suggestion works....

    Thanks,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 23, 2016
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  8. robwil Win User

    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge.

    There is a small app called Mozbackup that might be a work around. You could try that.
     
    robwil, Dec 23, 2016
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  9. Bree New Member
    It does. I've just done it. Try what I did, if it works then there is a problem in your particular user account, not a general fault in Edge or Firefox. Set up a test user account, log in and run Edge and Firefox to configure them for the first time, add one bookmark to Firefox then closed them both. Open Edge and import the bookmarks from Firefox (it comes with some Mozilla ones pre-installed). If that works it suggests something for your user account isn't right, possibly the Firefox profile needs repair?


    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge. [​IMG]
     
  10. Hewjr100 Win User
    1. firefox is closed. 2. Left side of image firefox is checked, I clicked on import, and got the message below import: couldn't import favorites. 3 There is no option to import an html file in ms edge in windows 10 14393.576 4. Mozilla backup backs up or restores firefox to or from a .pcv file, I imagine it only works for firefox, not to import or export to another browser. 5. I don't know where arrow came from, I do not know how to do that, I was concerned with the right side of pic.


    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge. [​IMG]


    Henry
     
    Hewjr100, Dec 23, 2016
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  11. Berton Win User
    The Backup file in Firefox under Bookmarks, Show All Bookmarks is bookmarks-2016-12-23.json and the Restore uses that file. "Mozilla backup" is something else, don't have it installed.
     
    Berton, Dec 23, 2016
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  12. Hewjr100 Win User
    Bree, it;s obvious your using the British version of ms edge, perhaps it works for you. Are you using an insider edition, I am not currently. Stopped using insider releases, need stable system.

    Henry
     
    Hewjr100, Dec 23, 2016
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  13. Bree New Member

    Can't import favorites from firefox to edge.

    Actually the arrow is on the page you were browsing at the time, some illustrated instructions on how to import in Edge. *Smile

    Have you tried my suggestion of testing the import works in another account? I created a new test user for the purpose, so that I knew all the settings were fresh and uncorrupted (and deleted it after I'd finished testing).

    If it works in another account then you may need to repair the Firefox profile in you main account before you can import from it.
     
  14. Hi:

    Mozbackup is no longer being developed (since 2012) and is no longer supported.
    Some users have suggested that it still works, but I'm not sure I would depend on it with current Fx versions, especially under Win10.
    And I do not think it would be of any use for Edge.
    (There are other, supported ways to backup the Fx profile or parts thereof, such as bookmarks. One option is FEBE, but I don't think it will be of use with Edge.)

    Exporting to HTML and then importing that file, as @Berton suggested, might be the most promising suggestion.
    @Hewjr100: if you told us, I missed it --
    Do you have Firefox installed in a non-default location?
    Along the same lines, do you save your Firefox bookmarks in a non-default location?
    Are you perhaps using a portable version of Firefox, rather than the locally installed version?
    Perhaps try to reset Edge and then reattempt the import?

    <I'm just trying to figure out why the import is not working...>

    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 23, 2016
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  15. ^^ In addition to the above... ^^

    If only for troubleshooting, what happens if you try either or both of these:

    • Import your bookmarks from Firefox into IE11 or to another browser, such as Chrome or Opera?
    • Import your favorites from IE11 into Edge?

    If those are successful, or not, it would help to isolate the source of the problem.

    Just a thought...

    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 23, 2016
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