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Firefox - Importing passwords/favorites
Getting errors importing so cant dump IE

 6:40 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi folks.

I am wanting to use Firefox as my browser but I have a problem. I cannot import (my many) passwords and favorites into firefox. I am assuming this is because their is a problem with windoze/IE due to corruption of the files etc.

Has anyone had similar problems and what is the solution?

<added>I want to switch because I am tired of having cwshredder and adaware as the two most used applications on my computer</added>



 8:34 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Did you try the File > Import option in FireFox?

You can do your Favorites manually if the Import doesn't work. Go into IE, File > Export. Export your bookmarks as a .html file. Rename it to bookmarks.html, then copy the file into your FireFox profile folder.

Unfortunately I know of no way of manually importing other IE settings . . .


 3:01 am on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)


Yeah, the problem is not really the favorites its the password and forms data thaqts causing the problem.

I can do it manually, but it will take a lot of time. I just wondered if there was a shortcut to fixing this problem.

I will continue to use IE for now. Until I can find the time to make the switch manually.

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