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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:05 am

How can I import my BOOKMARKS from my IMAC to my Mac Lap top?

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:10 am


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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:18 am

Thanks Dan. I think I kinda did that. I first (on my IMAC) I went to MANAGE BOOKMARKS and then EXPORT the html file. Then I e mailed this file to my own e mail. On my wife's Mac laptop in SM I went to MANAGE BOOKMARKS and clicked on IMPORT but nothing happened!

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:24 am

The menu path should be Manage Bookmarks->Tools->Import HTML->Select "File" in response to the prompt "Import Bookmarks from:"->click on "Next"->Navigate to the directory in which you saved the emailed HTML file->select the file->click on the "Open" button.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:31 am

Yes Dan that's exactly what it shows. On the laptop under TOOLS I go to IMPORT HTML and it shows IMPORT SETTINGS AND DATA and I click FILE and CONTINUE. I then see the bookmarks.html file on the desktop although under it is says "ineligible", Any idea why it says "ineligible" as nothing happens?

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:35 am

Try deleting that HTML file and again export from the other system. Perhaps the first file was corrupted for some reason.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:40 am

OK I just did that Dan and on the laptop and now I see the new bookmarks.html there without the ineligible note. I then clicked OPEN but still nothing shows up. I must not be doing something obviously!

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:56 am

Maybe I've imported them and for some reason they are hidden? I go to BOOKMARKS on the laptop but nothing is there so I assume for ??? reason they are just not importing!

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 2:37 pm

Try checking the size of that HTML file and/or opening the file with a text editor to see if the data is actually present.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Dan. Yes I checked and the data is in there!

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Post Posted August 14th, 2018, 11:52 pm

Could you open the error console and look if an error is reported when you import the bookmarks.

Also could you open the html file in SeaMonkey with file -> open file and see if it displays correctly.

The bookmarks code in 2.49 has several known problems but so far I didn't think import and export was among them. Need to check. I ripped the backend more or less out in 2.53 for the next 2.57 release and replaced it with the firefox library.

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Post Posted August 15th, 2018, 4:39 am

I seem to recall a Mac user with an issue with bookmarks, & some sort of invalid entry or something or the other...

Here, Bookmarks mystery!.
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Post Posted August 15th, 2018, 9:36 am

frg wrote:Could you open the error console and look if an error is reported when you import the bookmarks.

Also could you open the html file in SeaMonkey with file -> open file and see if it displays correctly.

The bookmarks code in 2.49 has several known problems but so far I didn't think import and export was among them. Need to check. I ripped the backend more or less out in 2.53 for the next 2.57 release and replaced it with the firefox library.

FRG



Thanks. Where can I find the error console?

Also, how can I "open the html file in SeaMonkey with file -> open file "

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Post Posted August 15th, 2018, 10:28 am

Maybe this will help you figure out how I can solve my problem.

I thought I would open up some sites on the Mac laptop and save them but I just noticed that they are not saved! I go to either BOOKMARK THIS PAGE or FILE BOOKMARK and nothing is saved on the laptop.

Anyone know why?

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Post Posted August 15th, 2018, 11:29 am

As a test, create a new, clean Profile
Open SeaMonkey in that Profile (do not import or change anything)
See if you can save bookmarks
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