How to get Firefox bookmarks into a Linux VM

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by innerpeace, Jan 26, 2008.

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  1. innerpeace

    innerpeace Registered Member

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    Hi, what's the easiest way to get my bookmarks from Firefox on my XP machine into my Linux Firefox in VMware Player?

    Thanks,
    innerpeace
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Simplest way: copy the profile, you get everything...
    Just bookmarks, copy the bookmarks.html from your profile to the new one in VM.
    Mrk
     
  3. innerpeace

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    Hi Mrk and thanks for your reply. I'm very new to Linux and VM's and I can't just grab a file and move it yet. I know where the bookmarks are in Windows. I'm trying something however, I imported my Windows FireFox bookmarks to yahoo bookmarks and have exported them to my Ubuntu desktop. And I'm happy to report, I just imported them to my Ubuntu VM :). Another piece of the puzzle solved :thumb:
     
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    or sign up for 'foxmarks'

    it's the best thing since sliced bread! keeps your firefox bookmarks synched between several installations :)
     
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    Thanks ethernal :), I have heard of foxmarks in the past, but couldn't think of the name. I will have a look at it too. I didn't even know about the yahoo bookmarks until last night. I saw it mentioned in an older thread in the Ubuntu forums.
     
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    I couldn't have said it better!
     
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