How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to the Ubuntu machine.
Backup and restoring
Restoring from backups
Caution: Restoring bookmarks from a backup will overwrite your current set of bookmarks with the ones in the backup file.
Moving bookmarks to another computer
Using Firefox Sync
You can use Firefox Sync to move your bookmarks from one computer to another.
Firefox Sync is the best way to keep your bookmarks (and other profile data) synchronized between all of the computers you use. See What is Firefox Sync? for more information and How to sync Firefox settings between computers for instructions on setting it up. Using a bookmark backup file
Using a bookmark backup file
You can also use a bookmark backup file from one computer and restore it on another computer. This is useful if you can't Sync the two computers, for some reason.
The bookmark backup file can either be a manual backup (see above) or one of the automatic dated backups located inside the Firefox profile folder bookmarkbackups folder. Place the bookmark backup file on your transfer media (e.g. a Flash drive) and copy it to the desktop (or any location) of the other computer. You can then restore the backup from the Firefox Library window, using the Choose File... option, as described in the Restoring from backups section above.
In the Bookmarks tab 'Show all bookmarks' (where you can add/delete/edit bookmarks) there's a tab 'Import and backup'. The name says it self: you can import/export and backup/restore your bookmarks to transfer to a different system/browser. It's easy...
go to -> tools -> set up sync...
this will allow you to sync all your passwords, bookmarks, histories if you wish.
One you've set up your sync type,
about:home in the url bar on your primary computer
and press the sync button at the bottom of the page
this will allow you to enter the code from your new computer and...