Firefox. Copy select folders from desktop to laptop

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  1. Posts : 1,232
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       #11

    Sorry, it appears I misled you: copying a folder from within 'manage bookmarks' and then pasting it elsewhere does create a new folder - but if the copied text is saved in a text file, then retrieved later (eg, on another PC), it does not paste successfully, as you have found. I can only guess that there is something 'magic' in the original copied contents that does not survive the process. It worked for me only because the paste buffer held the magic all the time.

    So on to solution 2: I have found that if I copy the multiple lines of links (but expressly not including the label, 'news' in my case), and rt-click-paste into the window showing the current folder contents:
    Firefox.  Copy select folders from desktop to laptop-bm-1.png

    ie the space below the existing link(s), then new links will be added, thus:

    Firefox.  Copy select folders from desktop to laptop-bm-2.png

    Does that work for you?
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  2. Posts : 141
    XP / 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #12

    mngerhold said:
    Sorry, it appears I misled you: copying a folder from within 'manage bookmarks' and then pasting it elsewhere does create a new folder - but if the copied text is saved in a text file, then retrieved later (eg, on another PC), it does not paste successfully, as you have found. I can only guess that there is something 'magic' in the original copied contents that does not survive the process. It worked for me only because the paste buffer held the magic all the time.

    So on to solution 2: I have found that if I copy the multiple lines of links (but expressly not including the label, 'news' in my case), and rt-click-paste into the window showing the current folder contents:
    Firefox.  Copy select folders from desktop to laptop-bm-1.png

    ie the space below the existing link(s), then new links will be added, thus:

    Firefox.  Copy select folders from desktop to laptop-bm-2.png

    Does that work for you?
    Yes that sort of works. I do notice on your example, and when I copied hyperlinks in the folder, that it just gives the https:// or http:// but no "NAME" descriptor that you usually find in normal Bookmark folders, just like your example above.
    One other thing is I notice that if I don't edit the plain text "descriptor" out of the text I copy it won't copy. Perhaps I need to put in a html "ignore" script before each of the words that are not hyperlinks.
    Example from a copy and paste of the txt file I made: NOTE that the "BOLD" is the text that is in the original that I have to remove or the copy paste does not take.

    An Essential Asst8
    Domain is Parked
    Business
    Friends of AEA
    /https://www.facebook.com/Chicken-Scratch-Farm-Bakery-607376302616800/
    /https://www.cranespiepantry.com/
    /https://www.startuptosuccessmc.com/
    /https://www.31eighteensolutions.com/
    Tax
    /https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/self-employment-tax-social-security-and-medicare-taxes
    /https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc
    /https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/who-qualifies-for-the-earned-income-tax-credit-eitc

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    Wife just informed me that those "names" I listed as bold, are actually folders within the folder "An Essential Asst8" and they sometimes also have their own sub-folders. She keeps them organized that way.
    So essential she has 3 "MAIN" folders she wants to copy from her desktop to her laptop, MERGE or combine them with the existing folders in the Bookmark Toolbar, and they may have multiple folders and sub-folders as well.
    This is why we are looking for a way to merely copy the folder and sub-folders onto a stick and them move them into the other PC Firefox.
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  3. Posts : 1,232
    W10-Pro 22H2
       #13

    I think you'll have to do it the hard way (one folder at a time)
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  4. Posts : 1,204
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       #14

    1. Backup your bookmarks
    2. Delete all the bookmark folders that you do NOT want to be exported to the other computer (in the Library window, you can use the Del key for this purpose)
    3. Export your bookmarks to HTML
    4. Restore your backup from Step 1
    5. On the other computer, import from the HTML file from Step 3
    6. Done.
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  5. Posts : 141
    XP / 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    hdmi instructions above nailed it !
    On her desktop, computer name "Pamela8" , what I did was for the 3 folders I wanted to merge into her other laptop "Pamsparadise2" I merely renamed those 3 folders with an "8" on the end, so that she would see them and it would not overwrite the other same named folders - BOOKMARKS she already had.
    Worked like a charm.
    After I got done with the backup, and then deleting all but those 3 folders, I then "restored" the json file I had saved. Everything came back the same as it was before

    Problem SOLVED !

    - - - Updated - - -

    My wife, Pamela, wanted me to post and express her "THANKS" to hdmi for the trick to get the 3 folders from her desktop onto her Firefox on her laptop. Thank you!
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