Cannot Import Firefox Bookmarks

Asked by DukeofWagner on 2009-01-10

I've tried importing Firefox bookmarks directly from Firefox and from a .html file into Epiphany. Direct from Firefox brings in almost none of them and importing from a file brings them all in, but with extra characters in the URL such as "add date" which create 404 errors when executed. Help. Thanks.

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu epiphany-browser Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Revision history for this message
Hemanth (hemanth-hm) said :

Replace the bookmarks.html in your~/.gnome2/epiphany/mozilla/epiphany/ with the bookmarks.html from your firefox profile.


install konqueror, import firefox bookmarks from konqueror, then import them from epiphany.
It works!


use google bookmarks


In epiphany, go to "Bookmarks -> Edit Bookmarks" then
"File -> Import Bookmarks...." And choose Firefox

Revision history for this message
Chuckles8 (chuck-theshedmusic) said :

I tried the above suggestions without a lot of luck. (Ubuntu 8.04, Firefox 3.0.8, Epiphany 2.22.2) It got me thinking enough to discover that the following solved my problem, though:

In Firefox, go to "Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks"
Then, in the Library window, go to "Import and Backup -> Export HTML"
Save the file where you can easily find it again.
In Epiphany, go to "Bookmarks -> Edit Bookmarks"
Then, in Bookmarks window, go to "File -> Import Bookmarks..."
Select "From File" Click "Import" Choose the html file exported from FF.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask DukeofWagner for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.