Importing bookmarks will not import the folders where they are stored in

I used Brave bookmark manager to export my bookmarks as HTML, backed it up to a USB, I got rid of my old hard drive and upgraded to a new one, new Windows 10 install, etc.

When I imported the HTML bookmarks into the new Brave browser there were no folders, I had all my bookmarks but without the folders they were stored in.

Is this expected behaviour?

could you open the bookmark file and see if it was the bookmark folder

it should be looks like
folder name then followed by links and so on

Yes the file appears to have those folders, this is the structure:

Bookmarks

Bookmarks bar

Shopping

Example

Example

Example

Business

Example

Example

Example

Example

etc…

I don´t know if the folders appearing under Bookmarks bar might have something to do with this…

i created new profile and exported my bookmark from my current profile and imported on the new one and the folder as the same as i have in the original one

so not sure if there was extension played around for that or what?
do you have any extension

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@justsomeone1 That was useful, it gave me the idea of testing with different profiles and browsers but it didn´t work in any of them. Finally, looking at it closely, I discovered where the problem was! No more scratching my head!

I wasn´t really accurate when I said I had saved the HTML file to a USB thumbdrive, what I had done is to email the HTML file to myself first, and looking at the HTML source code I can see that my email provider has embedded its own stylesheet in the HTML file which broke the structure when I imported it.

The way to fix it is by not downloading the attachment using the “Save link as…”, but using the proper email download, this way it comes right like you uploaded with no modifications.

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thanks for you i never thought email could add it’s custom css on the attached file
and congratulations for solving it and have a nice day :slight_smile: