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I want to move to Firefox from Chrome. Is there a simple way to export the saved passwords and booksmarks in Chrome and to import them into Firefox?

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The Simplest, Fastest & Bug-free Way:

  • Install Xmarks add-ons in both browsers for Bookmarks sync. After first sync, uninstall it if you no longer wish to keep bookmarks in sync with both browsers.
  • Install LastPass for passwords sync. Its not exact sync between browsers. It simply imports all non-secure passwords (what browsers store) to its own encrypted container (and, cloud), then you can use it universally on any browser, OS and computer. If you want pure export in which passwords should be handled by Firefox, export passwords to Firefox after import. Then, you can uninstall LastPass if you wish.
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The Bookmark part is easy:

Method 1:

Import directly from Firefox's Bookmark Manager.

Method 2:

Export bookmark to .html file from Chrome's Bookmark Manager

Then import the .html file in Firefox's Bookmark Manager.


The Password part is hard, I don't know.

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I know this would be a complete pain but I'll suggest it.

I'd recommend Lastpass(firefox) for distributing bookmarks. While you can't import existing bookmarks (I've never come across something like that) you can share it across multiple computers/platforms/devices.

If you have forgotten what your password is for a website, you can easily find out via Chrome Password storing thing.

You can find it by Clicking the little Spanner > Options > Personal Stuff > Manage Passwords.

Just browse normally, you'll eventually add all that you actually need.

For the Export, get a html from Chrome using:

  1. Ctrl + Shift + O
  2. Organize (click)
  3. Export bookmarks HTML

For the Import:

  1. Ctrl + Shift + B
  2. Import Export (at the top)
  3. Browse for your saved bookmarks.html

Out of curiosity, I'd like to know why you're moving to Firefox. I just moved from Firefox to Chrome for a test run :P

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I want to use the same browser on my laptop and mobile devices. –  joachim Mar 11 '12 at 16:08

For exporting/import passwords, if you are running Linux this Python script will provide a solution:

https://bitbucket.org/spookylukey/gnome-keyring-import-export/src/default/gnome_keyring_import_export.py

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When providing an answer, rather than giving a link, can you include the main points made within the link which answer the question. Thanks. –  Matthew Williams Mar 7 at 10:39
    
The "main points" are a script. I'll link to that directly. –  spookylukey Mar 7 at 14:41

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