Doesn't import bookmarks from Firefox


#1

Running OS 10.11.6 - Just loaded Brave as my default, but it will not import my browser data and bookmarks from Firefox 50.1.0. Program becomes non-responsive with spinning activity wheel in motion. I have to Force Quit.

The primary reason I use Firefox is All-in-one Sidebar. Is there a plan for a sidebar on Brave?

Thanks for your help. I wish you great success.

……….biff


Firefox bookmarks won't import
#2

Did you close Firefox before importing the data?


#3

Same issue, also Mac OS 10.11.6. Brave 0.12.15.

And yes, I had Firefox closed at the time of the import.


#4

Thanks. I appreciate your looking into this.

Yes. closed Firefox and followed the instructions on your website. In
Firefox there is a Bookmarks Menu, a Bookmarks Toolbar, and Other
Bookmarks. I don’t understand the differentiation, but Brave only imported
a few from the top level Bookmarks Toolbar.

…biff


#5

Biff, et al… Biff’s is a post that looked like I wrote. Same problem Mac OS 10.9.5 only some of the bookmarks are imported. Mainly the headers with none of the links within. I have thousands of bookmarks I want to transfer over, but until I can do so, I cannot use Brave as my main browser (and I really want to).

Also, ditto on the sidebar as Biff is saying. It is a very important feature for me also. Something else I’d like is a plugin that allows me to download videos from different formats into audio files. I like to listen to youtube (and other) audio files when I am driving on the road. That is a feature I use - Media Human Youtube downloader- although it doesn’t download vimeo so it would be nice to be able to download all audio files. Those two things would make Brave the browser for me.

Thanks


#6

Same issue. Mac OS 10.12.2 Won’t import Firefox bookmarks, just get the toolbar and a the links in those, but nothing from my main bookmarks list.

Would also like to see a Speeddial extension.


#7

I’m assuming you have the issue reported here:

Would you check it and let me know if it is not?

Thanks


#8

Same problem here: When importing bookmarks from Firefox, Brave says “bookmarks successfully imported”, but that’s simply not true: there are no bookmarks at all in Brave, not in the toolbar, not in the bookmarks folder. Then I deleted the existing (manually created) bookmarks in Brave, did the import from FF again, and the same issue occured.

Brave 0.12.15
Firefox 50.1.0
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


#9

Edit:
There are also no bookmarks in the bookmark manager (ctrl+shift+o). At least I don’t see them, but I cannot imagine that they are hidden somewhere.


#10

Did you close Firefox before importing your data?


#11

Yes, I did. I even checked in the Windows Task Manager that there is no Firefox process running.


#12

I’d like to recommend to do a clean install following the steps shown here. Make sure all your data of Brave will be lost.

After that you should be able to import your bookmarks.

Thanks


#13

So I did that, uninstalled Brave and deleted the Brave app folder, downloaded an re-installed brave from brave.com, tried to import FF bookmarks, same procedure: Brave says “bookmarks successfully imported”, but that’s simply not true: there are no bookmarks at all in Brave, not in the toolbar, not in the bookmarks folder, neither in the bookmark manager.


#14

Just to be clear, which option did you choose when you tried to import your bookmarks to Brave (“Bookmarks HTML File” or “Mozilla Firefox”)?


#15

Mozilla Firefox

First, I tried to import the bookmarks only, no history, no cookies (failed as stated above). Now I tried to import all options – brave crashed (application is not responding). Then I tried to import bookmarks and browser history (no cookies) – brave crashed. Then I tried to import bookmarks and cookies (no browser history): It says, bookmarks successfuly imported, which is not true (same error as stated above).


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#16

Thanks for the info, @peterjohn.

There is another report here: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/4506

Still I think it can be a new bug. I’ll ask @anthony to check it out.

Thanks


#17

Also I opened another ticket here:

Thanks


#18

Right now, I was able to export bookmarks from FF in import them (HTML file) in to Brave. The problem is: all of them are in the bookmarks toolbar, and I am not able to put them to another place. In the brave menu “bookmarks” there are no bookmarks listed at all. I see all the BM in the BM Manager, but even if I move them to the folder “other bookmarks” they are not displayed in the BM menu


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#19

OK I see. I created a new thread for your issue, so let’s continue this discussion there:

Thanks


#20

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