convert windows bookmarks

Asked by Nickem on 2007-09-15

I have recently converted to Linux. My previous records are in Windows format, many of which are usable. My problem is that I have a ton of bookmarks to web sites which were captured in windows. I keep the bookmarks in a directory (folders).

I would like to find a software program that could extract the 'properties' (web addresses) from the bookmarks and place them into a html or similar file format which I could use in Ubuntu.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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2007-09-27
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2007-09-22

Nickem, if you are using Firefox go to Firefox Main menu -> Bookmarks -> Organize Boomarks -> File -> Import...

HTH

I'm sorry for previous answer i don't see that it was a kdepim question...

Best m_mpepp2 (m-mpepp2) said : #3

Just a thought here but did you ever save your bookmarks to say .. internet explorer or Mozilla or another browser.If so you can export them very easily to a file called bookmark.htm or bookmark.html and save it on any kind of media and then open Ubuntu and then go to organize bookmarks and then there are several ways to import.You can import the folder or you can import the file that has you bookmarks in them..Really its fairly easy ..Hope you can get it ..I usually store mine on yahoo or another bookmarks server so that I can access them anywhere. Hope i helped a little.Michael

Nickem (nick-morana) said : #4

Michael -

Thanks for the lengthy reply. Unfortunately, my bookmarks were save in the Windows environment by placing bookmarks into a file folder. I managed to make a good collection of links using sub folders. Linux does not know how tto handle links of thes type. I did come up with a reliable method, of which I think that you would find helpful.

I opened my Portable Firefox from a USB port in Windows. I used [Manage Bookmarks] to start my task. First i made sub-folders in FF to coordinate with my project. That was the hard part. Then I just dragged bunches of links from one sub-folder to the corresponding one in FF. ... Works fine and I can move it to Linux with your suggestion of exporting and importing Bookmark files. Now they are in one place and I could put them into Y! if I wanted. Nice thought. I have been a long time (early adapter) user of Y! and like it.

Ain't life great??? I look forward to more fun as I get heavier into Linux and the big U!

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Nick

m_mpepp2 <email address hidden> wrote: Your question #13407 on kdepim in ubuntu changed:
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m_mpepp2 proposed the following answer:
Just a thought here but did you ever save your bookmarks to say ..
internet explorer or Mozilla or another browser.If so you can export
them very easily to a file called bookmark.htm or bookmark.html and
save it on any kind of media and then open Ubuntu and then go to
organize bookmarks and then there are several ways to import.You can
import the folder or you can import the file that has you bookmarks in
them..Really its fairly easy ..Hope you can get it ..I usually store
mine on yahoo or another bookmarks server so that I can access them
anywhere. Hope i helped a little.Michael

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Nickem (nick-morana) said : #5

Michael gave me a great answer and helped me find a solution.

Thanks for the lengthy reply. Unfortunately, my bookmarks were save in
the Windows environment by placing bookmarks into a file folder. I
managed to make a good collection of links using sub folders. Linux
does not know how to handle links of this type. I did come up with a
reliable method, of which I think that you would find helpful.

I opened my Portable Firefox in a USB port in Windows. I used
 [Manage Bookmarks] to start my task. First i made sub-folders in FF to
coordinate with my project. That was the hard part. Then I just
dragged bunches of links from one sub-folder to the corresponding one
 in FF. ... Works fine and I can move it to Linux with your suggestion of
exporting and importing Bookmark files. Now they are in one place and
 I could now put them into Y! if I wanted. Nice thought. I have been a long
time (early adapter) user of Y! and like it.

Nick