Bookmarks/favorite backup and restoration

Bookmarks/favorite backup and restoration


Day before yesterday one of my office mate asked me how he could take backup of his Firefox and Internet Explorer bookmarks, After that I realised its not a very well known way to take backup even its very simple so I decide to make this post for Firefox and I explorer bookmark Backup.


For bookmark backup we have two way to take backup

1) Offline Backup (take all backup in your backup as you do other backup)

2) Online Backup (upload bookmarks on some bookmark site)


I personally recommend both the method because one is simple and easy and other one is simple easy plus accessible from any part of the world. Very useful when you do not have access of your computer, and you need your bookmarks to do some task urgently.


Offline Backup :->


Internet Explorer:->

Backup

* From the File menu, select Import and Export.

* Click next and select Export Favourites.

* Save this file to your computer as bookmarkbackup.html.

This will be an HTML File now if you have to take restore your bookmark in some other computer just import this file in Internet explorer instead of export.

Restore

* From the File menu, select Import and Export.

* Click next and select Import Favourites.

* Browse to your bookmarkbackup.html file and next. Its done.


For Firefox

Backup

* From the bookmark menu, select organize bookmark or press ctrl+shift+B.

* you will get Library window here click on import and backup and select exporthtml.

* Save this html file and it’s done.

Restore bookmark in Firefox.

* From the bookmark menu, select organize bookmark or press ctrl+shift+B.

* You will get Library window here click on import and backup and select Import html.

* It’s done.


Online backup :->

For online backup you need to decide an online bookmark provider I recommend yahoo bookmarks.

1) Go to http://bookmarks.yahoo.com/ login here with your account.

2) Click on tools (top corner).

3) Click in Import bookmark

4) Select bookmark file click on browse and give the html file path that you backed up.

5) Click on import button.

Once this import is done you are done with your backup. You can see these bookmarks anywhere in the world.

For restore this bookmark

Yahoo bookmark ->tools->export bookmarks->bookmark type and click on export.

For restoring in browser choose restore bookmark


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For all online backup, file sharing and storage related info, I recommend this website:

http://www.BackupReview.info

AP said...

hi there

its not just an ordinary backup its backup of bookmark so for bookmark online backup you should have a bookmark site so you can access your bookmarks from any where any time.

and this is just review not the site

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