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I was a Windows user for last 5 years but wanted to switch into Ubuntu World. I saved too many (around 100) bookmarks into chrome while using Windows. Now I want to import those bookmarks into Ubuntu browser (Firefox).

How can I achieve this?

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is there a reason you don't want to use Chrome in Linux? Enable Chrome Sync & your Chrome bookmarks from Windows install will be available in Linux – Sathya Jul 9 '12 at 8:29
No it is not the concern but I wanted to learn it which probably can be done via some file manipulations. – Dipendra Singh Jul 9 '12 at 9:46
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Export bookmarks from Google Chrome

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  1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmark manager.
  3. Click the Organize menu in the manager.
  4. Select Export bookmarks.
  5. Choose a location where you want your exported file to be saved, then click Save.

Google Chrome will export your bookmarks as a HTML file.

Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

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  1. Click the Bookmarks button on the right side of the navigation toolbar (Windows XP: click the Bookmarks menu) and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.
  2. From the toolbar on the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Bookmarks from HTML....
  3. In the Import Bookmarks File window that opens, navigate to the bookmarks HTML file you are importing and select the file.
  4. Click the Open button. The Import Bookmarks File window will close.
  5. Close the Library window.
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Thanks... It works for me – Dipendra Singh Jul 10 '12 at 5:56

You can use some cross browser bookmarks sync service as xmarks.

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I heard about some file manipulation or file rewritten for this purpose but I don't know them. Can you suggest some different way. Thanks – Dipendra Singh Jul 9 '12 at 9:48

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