Import Bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox  Guide ▷ 2020

When it comes to surfing the internet we always have our preferences regarding the browser what do we use. This means that most of the time we handle only one of the few that we can have installed on the computer.

Perhaps this is the case with the Google Chrome browser, but for multiple reasons, you may find yourself in a situation that makes you want to switch to Mozilla Firefox, maybe for speed and RAM issues.

If you want to modify your computer’s browser, then you must carry out a migration process of all your previous data. In this case they are the bookmarks, cookies, passwords of your accounts and the searches carried out. To help you with that, we have made this article in which we explain this to you below.

Steps to import all bookmarks from Chrome to Mozilla Firefox

Regardless of which browser is better than another, use Chrome or Firefox it has its various advantages.

In the event that we have been using Chrome for a while and for some reason we need to switch to Firefox, the appropriate procedure requires a migration of browser bookmarks.

Markers are simply the registration of our actions on the Internet, They can be passwords, page and search history, Cookies, among other things.

By migrating them from one browser to another we facilitate our use in the new browser:

  • To begin we open the Mozilla Firefox browser and in the upper right corner we click on the button “Open menu”.
  • Then we click on the option “Catalogue”.
  • In the next tab we will choose the first option to exit which is “Markers”.

mozilla bookmarks

  • Successively at the end of the bar will be the option “Show all bookmarks”.

It should be noted that another form of access this menu quickly and in a single step is by pressing the keys “Ctrl + Shift + B”.

  • Continuing with the tutorial we will click on the option “Import and backup”, which is located in the upper bar of the “Catalogue”.

  • In the small drop-down tab we are going to choose the last option which is “Import data from …”

Import data from ...

  • Subsequently, a new tab will appear where we will choose the browser that has the bookmarks that we will migrate, in our case it is “Chrome”. We mark it and click on “Next”.

Import assistant

  • Next, the Mozilla Firefox import wizard will make a list of the “Items to import”.

Items to import

In this small list of files that will be migrated, you will find the “Cookies”, that allow you to archive certain configuration of the sites you browse to streamline processes.

We also have the “Browsing history”, which include all your internet searches. In addition to that, there are the passwords saved in the configuration and the bookmarks themselves, which are your favorite sites and your preferences.

  • By pressing on “Next” the transfer will begin. This may take a few seconds.
  • Finally we will click on “Finalize”.

Once this is done we can verify that all our information was shared. If we enter an account in which we had the option to remember password activated, we will notice that the same thing happens in Firefox now.

Similarly, when going to the section “Favorites” or “Markers”, we will notice that now it is the same as we had in Google Chrome. In turn we will see that our history will be similar to that registered in our previous browser.

Are the bookmarks also synced to my Google account?

Google bookmarks are directly linked to the account which is configured as the browser host. So these are saved and can be migrated between devices using the same Google Chrome browser.

Regrettably the accounts of the Chrome and Firefox browsers are different, So by entering a Google account in Firefox you will not be able to migrate or back up any information prior to that.

But, if it is recommended that you index your email to any of these, it can be Gmail in Firefox to activate your account “Sync”, which is the browser administrator.

activate sync in firefox

  • To do this we just have to click on the user button in the upper right corner, and then on “Activate Sync”.
  • Once you enter there we will have to record the data; email, among other things that we are requested to sign up for Sync, and synchronize all our information with the account.

Having this account linked, when entering a device other than yours or after a device change, you can simply connect it to the browser and immediately retrieve all the browsing information, all your history and passwords synced in your Mozilla Firefox.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will surely be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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