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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to Import Internet Explorer Favorites and Other Items into Mozilla Firefox 4

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox 4.

    Open Mozilla Firefox

  2. Push the Alt key to display the Menu Bar. Then, click File » Import.

    File menu

  3. On the Import Wizard window, click Microsoft Internet Explorer » Next.

    Import Wizard

  4. The items available to import will be displayed. Click on the box next to any item you do not wish to import and click the Next button.

    Import Wizard

  5. Below is an explanation of the information in each of the items that could be displayed. The information is per the Mozilla Firefox support website:
    • Internet Options: General settings, including your home page. Since Firefox and Internet Explorer have different features, Firefox won't be able to import all of your settings.
    • Cookies: Small bits of information stored on your computer by some websites that are used to keep you logged in, store your options, or do other things.
    • Browsing History: Information on the sites you have visited.
    • Saved Form History: Text you entered in text fields on websites.
    • Saved Passwords: Usernames and passwords for websites you told Internet Explorer to remember. Note that you can't import passwords from Internet Explorer 7 or higher.
    • Favorites: Web pages you have saved in your Internet Explorer favorites.

  6. The items that were imported will be shown on the Import Complete window. Click Finish.

    Import Wizard

  7. To display your bookmarks, click the Bookmarks icon Bookmark icon in the upper right of Mozilla Firefox, and then click From Internet Explorer.

    Bookmark menu

Mozilla Firefox. Importing favorites and other data from Internet Explorer. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Importing%20favorites%20and%20other%20data%20from%20Internet%20Explorer

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