When user attempt to export from bookmarks saved in Firefox version 2 (FF2) or Firefox version 3 (FF3) to Internet Explorer (IE) web browser as favorites, the bookmarks are not been exported from Firefox, and are not been imported into IE Favorites folder. The error occurs on most version of IE browser, including IE7 and IE8.

The cause for the unable to or cannot export from Firefox Bookmarks and import to Internet Explorer (IE) Favorites is probably due to incompatible protocol. Anyway, for users that require to perform the transferring of bookmarks in Firefox to favorites in IE, here’s easy workaround.

In Firefox:

  1. Open Bookmarks Library or Bookmarks Manager window by clicking on Bookmarks menu, and then select Organize Bookmarks.
  2. Click on File menu and select Export (in Firefox 2) or Import and Backup and select Export HTML (in Firefox 3) to open export dialog box.
  3. Save the bookmarks.html HTML file with all bookmarks created and stored in Firefox to any place.

In Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on File menu and select Import and Export. In IE8, click on Add Bookmarks button or press Alt key to reveal classic menu bar in order to select Import and Export option.
  2. In the Import/Export Wizard, click on Next (In IE 8, click on radio button for Import/Export form a File or Address, then click Next).
  3. Select Import Favorites action and then Next.
  4. Click on radio button for Import from a File or Address, and then Browse button to locate the saved Firefox bookmarks HTML file. Once the bookmarks.html is selected, click Next.
  5. Select a Favorites folder as the Import Favorites Destination Folder.
  6. Click Finish button to start and complete the import process.