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    Backing up and compatibility of personal config files


    Hey,

    I recently bought a new hard drive and wanted a clean install for it, so I partitioned, copied my old home directory to the partition where it would be stored from now.

    However, despite how I assumed the contrary, none of hidden files had transferred, now I've solved this but I have another problem.

    Like most people, I have a set of bookmarks and due to my primary browser being Firefox they're all in Firefox, however, when I run any other browser (i.e. Lynx, Konquerer) these bookmarks are not carried over which I can understand why. What I am looking for though is a method or application which will enable me to have compatibility amongst my favourite browsers in terms of my bookmarks, any ideas?

    Thanks in Advance
    Tom

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    Linux Enthusiast deltaflyer's Avatar
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    you could try (when firefox is open)

    bookmarks ->manage bookmarks from there click on file->export & export them to a file

    then import them in your browser of choice

    andy
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    You might look at this application.
    Or you could just export your bookmarks to your desktop and access them from there.

    Ooops ... a dual post.
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