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Author Topic: IDEA: Drag/drop bookmarks between two html/xml files  (Read 2342 times)

Lolipop Jones

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IDEA: Drag/drop bookmarks between two html/xml files
« on: April 01, 2009, 10:43 AM »
The problem:

I have two sets of Firefox bookmarks:  Set A is used at home and has over 500 entries.  Set B is used at work and is a subset of set A (does not include gaming, sports, hobby sites etc).   When I add a link to the "common area" (folders shared by both sets) I can't use any of the existing sync tools because they will sync everything in both folders, effectively creating two copies of Set A.  So I have to log in and out of Firefox with different profiles for the two sets of bookmarks, copying and pasting links one at a time, and hoping I remember to get them all matched up.

The solution:

If I could export Set A to homemarks.html and Set B to workmarks.html and then look at them in a two-pane window, dragging bookmarks back and forth, I could then re-import the files to their respective Firefox installs.
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Re: IDEA: Drag/drop bookmarks between two html/xml files
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 07:09 PM »
Are you using FF 2.x or 3.x??

If using 2.x you could just edit bookmarks.html.  I'm not familiar with the FF 3 format.