All modern web browsers offer you a way to import and export bookmarks as HTML files, but the way in which you would do it between brands varies.

You could argue that Firefox’s perhaps needs some revising even though Quantum is still new. Regardless, you can still get either importing or exporting as HTML files done within a few clicks. There’s even a way you can change Firefox’s settings so that it automatically creates a bookmarks export HTM file for you in the future, if that sounds like something that would interest you.

This tutorial demonstrates how to import and export bookmarks as HTML files when you’re using the Firefox (Quantum) web browser.

How to Import and Export Bookmarks via HTML in Firefox

1. Open Firefox, click on the “Library” icon and then click on the “Bookmarks” icon.

2. Click on the “Show All Bookmarks” link at the bottom of the menu.

3. Click once on the webpage or website that you want to bookmark so that it is highlighted and then click on the “Import and Backup” button in the menu.

4 a) To export the file, click on the “Export Bookmarks to HTML” link.

4 b) To import the bookmarks, click on the “Import Bookmarks from HTML” link.

How to Automatically Export Bookmarks to an HTML File

While not yet an option for importing, you can automatically export the bookmarks to a HTML file if you prefer.

1. Type “about:config” into Firefox’s address bar and then click on the “I accept the risk” button.

2. Scroll down until you get to the “browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML” and double-click on it.

3. When done correctly, you’ll see the status has changed to “modified.” This means that the bookmarks will now begin to be automatically backed up to an HTML file.

4. To turn off the automatic backing up of the HTML file, right-click on the same entry and then click on the “Reset” button.

That’s all.