How To Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome

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“That’s easy, right? All you need to do is find the option in the menu and it should be done automatically! Why would anyone need to read your post?”

Well, you’re right. Sometimes, it is that easy. You would normally go to Options, Personal Stuff and click on Import Data From Another Browser. Chrome would suggest your default web browser and with another extra click, you would have all your bookmarks where they were. Normally. If you were not using version 4 or 5 of Firefox that is…

I was clicking and clicking and clicking but no bookmarks were to be found. At first I thought it had something to do with Windows Vista (I always suspect Vista on any problem that comes up…) but as it proved later, Windows was not the issue here.

This is a known problem with Chrome developers. They will probably fix it in some future version, but in the mean time, we need to find a workaround don’t we? What I chose to do, was to downgrade Firefox to version 3.6.19 and then Chrome was able to import my bookmarks, browsing history and saved passwords. In order to do that, you can go to Mozilla’s FTP and download the latest 3.6 version. After installation is complete, you will be able to import everything normally.

There might be other ways to achieve the same result, without messing with your Firefox installation. One thing that comes to mind, is through X-Marks, but you need to make an account with them in order to do that.


11 Responses to “How To Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome”

  1. 1 Joe Beck
    February 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    System Linux Ubuntu 11.04 Firefox Ver 10.0 Chrome Ver 16.0.912.77

    This works when chrome says that “No supported browser found”

    Export your FireFox bookmarks to bookmark.html file on your hard drive. Open Chrome click on customize and control wrench. Click on Bookmarks, Click on Bookmark manager, (DO NOT CLICK ON IMPORT BOOKMARKS AND SETTINGS…). Click on Organize then choose Import Bookmarks from a HTML file… and choose the bookmarks.html you just exported from Firefox.

  2. 4 Dave
    April 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

    either method fails. Chrome can’t handle folders properly. It creates a folder for each bookmark leaving you with a mess

  3. 6 Martin
    March 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This worked perfectly for me. All in perfect order etc. Thank you Mr. Joe Beck. I was beginning to despair and not looking forward to manually installing many tens of bookarks and their folders. Cheers, Marty.

  4. May 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

    thank you! the more intuitive way of doing it wasn’t working for me from the bookmarks menu.

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