what is the name of Firefox bookmarks file

Asked by Henry on 2008-05-25

Have firefox 3B5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Imported bookmarks successfully from several different incarnations of windows XP, NT, 98, etc. Firefox has found them and I can access all of them. But they are not sorted (alphabetically by name). So I've downloaded and installed firesort.

I need to know the name of the file that Firefox uses to store all these bookmarks. Is it "bookmarks.html"?

Thanks in advance,
Henry

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2008-05-27
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2008-05-26

Is it "bookmarks.html"?

---> Yes, it is. Bookmarks are placed in folder .mozilla (hidden folder in your home directory, to see it press Ctrl+H or View→Show Hidden Files) → firefox → "something".default → bookmarks.html

Check /home/username/.mozilla/firefox

Best Andrew (and471) said : #3

/home/username/.mozilla/firefox/something/bookmarks.html

Henry (hrhall) said : #4

Thanks. I found it finally, and now I have sorted bookmarks. Of a sort. If I click on Bookmarks in firefox, I have to choose the "bookmarks toolbar" which gives me 2 choices, "smart bookmarks" or "sorted bookmarks". If I pick the latter, I get perfectly sorted categories, which is what I wanted.

Thanks all.