Happy to report...that the newest version of FF (6.0.1)
whooshed EVERYTHING perfectly! All my bookmarks, my toolbar bookmarks, and even my settings!
The download and installation took seconds.
I must tell you...I had a big of angst about it. So before downloading and installing the FF upgrade I did these two things:
1) I made sure that my old version of FF (3)
was up-to-date (don't know if this was necessary, but I did it anyway)
2) I exported all of my bookmarks to a Lexar 512mb flash drive, just in case they became corrupted. (I found an excellent article on the FF help page...a response by a customer
in answer to another customer's question
about bookmarks being lost if you upgrade to FF6)
Here is the article (in blue),
in case you're interested, and I only had to follow the instructions to the thumbsup (
) point because my FF upgrade didn't lose or corrupt my bookmarks. BTW: the transfer of all my bookmarks to a memory stick WORKED perfectly! I clicked on the flash drive, and there they all are, even the toolbar bookmarks!
It’s fine to install another version on top of the old version but if Firefox gets corrupted you could lose your bookmarks which is a pain. Personally I prefer to save my bookmarks on to the desktop or my documents, then onto a memory stick or hard drive. I also put them on a cd.
If you want to save your bookmarks please follow these instructions:
With Firefox opened, click on the bookmarks tab >then click on organize bookmarks >then click on import and backups >then click the small black triangle just to the right of the import and backup. When you click on this, a small list appears> click on the one that says export html. A box opens up which basically is asking where you want to save your bookmarks. Normally it opens at my documents if this is where you want to save it look to the bottom of the message where it says file, name the name there should be bookmarks >click on the end of the bookmarks message then put the date there so when you create more bookmarks you know which is which (ie 9 3 2011). Just give them all a different date when date is sorted >click save now, look in my documents there should be a Firefox icon that looks like it is in the middle of a page which should say bookmarks and whatever date you gave it this is your saved bookmarks. Now if you have a memory stick, put the stick in your USB> when stick opens drag saved bookmarks onto memory stick. To to put saved bookmarks into a new Firefox follow these instructions: put the memory stick into USB> open up memory stick >find bookmarks you saved >copy and paste the saved bookmarks to your desktop> once that’s done> open the new Firefox >click on bookmarks> organize bookmarks >click on import and backup but this time click on IMPORT > a box opens which says import wizard> choose from an html file> click next >a box opens called import bookmarks file >just use the drop-down tab which should be on my documents >change this to desktop> when this is changed to desktop look for the saved Firefox icon you put on your desktop >click on it >then click open. This has now put your saved bookmarks into new Firefox. PS: if you already have bookmarks in Firefox and they get corrupted or don’t work for some other reason, you can just IMPORT them the way I have shown you; they will overwrite the ones already there with the ones you have saved on your memory stick so IMPORTANT MAKE REGULAR BACKUPS the way I have explained to you: copy and paste this so you always have this copy to help you as always when copying anything from the net scan with your antivirus I hope this helps you out have a great life