Browser Bookmarks

There are two main ways to share Browser Bookmarks between multiple computers

Method 1: Syncing

 This the the preferred method if your bookmarks occasionally change (some added or removed) and you want to make sure any changes will be automatically reflected on all computers you are using. 

Chrome

Sign in and sync: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/185277

To turn on sync, you'll need a Google Account

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
     
  2. At the top right, click Profile 
     
  3. Sign in to your Google Account
     
  4. If you want to sync your info across all your devices, click Turn on sync and thenTurn on
     

 

Firefox

Sign in and sync: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer

  1. Click the Firefox Account icon in the toolbar
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  2. Click Sign in to Firefox
     
  3. Fill out the form to create an account
    • Take note of the email address and password you used - you'll need them to sign in
       
  4. Firefox Accounts will send you a confirmation email. Use the verification link to confirm your account
     
  5. Click the Firefox Account icon to expand the menu
     
  6. Click Sync Now

 

Method 2: Export / Import 

 This is the preferred method if the bookmark transfer a one-time thing. When you have the same bookmarks on your work computer that you've been using for years and just want to copy them over to your home computer.

Chrome 

Export Import
  1. On the computer with the bookmarks, open Chrome
     
  2. At the top right, click the ellipsis (
     
  3. Select Bookmarks  Bookmark Manager
     
  4. At the top, click the ellipsis ( Export Bookmarks
     
  5. Save it as an HTML file
  1. On the destination computer, open Chrome
     
  2. At the top right, click the ellipsis (
     
  3. Select Bookmarks  Bookmark Manager
     
  4. At the top, click the ellipsis ( Import Bookmarks
     
  5. Open the HTML file saved when exporting

Firefox

Follow this link for Firefox Support page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer

Export Import
  1. On the computer with the bookmarks, open Firefox
     
  2. Click the menu button ( Library
     
  3. Select Bookmarks  Show All Bookmarks
     
  4. From the toolbar on the Library window, choose Backup
     
  5. Export the bookmarks to an HTML file
  1. On the destination computer, open Firefox
     
  2. click the menu button () Library
     
  3. Select Bookmarks  Show All Bookmarks
     
  4. From the toolbar on the Library window, choose Restore  Choose File...
     
  5. Import the bookmarks to from the HTML file saved when exporting

 

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Article ID: 211
Created
Thu 3/19/20 1:23 PM
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