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:
- I made sure that my [COLOR=DarkRed]old version of FF (3)[/COLOR] was up-to-date (don’t know if this was necessary, but I did it anyway)
- 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 [I]by a customer[/I] in answer [I]to another customer’s question[/I] about bookmarks being lost if you upgrade to FF6)
[COLOR=Navy]Here is the article (in blue),[/COLOR] 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!
[COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]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.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkSlateBlue][B]If you want to save your bookmarks please follow these instructions:[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]With Firefox opened, click on the bookmarks tab >then click on [B]organize bookmarks [/B]>then click on [B]import and backups[/B] >then click the [B]small black triangle[/B] just to the right of the import and backup. When you click on this, a small list appears> click on the one that says [B]export html. [/B] A box opens up which basically is asking [U]where you want to save your bookmarks[/U]. 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 [B]file[/B], 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 [B]save now[/B], look in my documents there should be a [B]Firefox icon[/B] that looks like it is in the middle of a page which should say bookmarks and whatever date you gave it this [U]is your saved bookmarks. [/U] 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 [U]into a new Firefox[/U] follow these instructions: put the memory stick into USB> open up memory stick >find bookmarks you saved >copy and paste the saved bookmarks [U]to your desktop[/U]> once that’s done> open the new Firefox >click on bookmarks> organize bookmarks >click on [B]import and backup[/B] but this time [B]click on IMPORT[/B] > a box opens which says [B]import wizard[/B]> choose from an html file> click next >a box opens called [B]import bookmarks[/B] [B]file[/B] >just use the [U]drop-down tab[/U] which should be on my documents >change this to desktop> when this is [U]changed to desktop[/U] look for the saved Firefox icon you put on your desktop >click on it >then click [B]open[/B]. This has now [U]put your saved bookmarks into new Firefox. [/U] PS: if you already have bookmarks in Firefox and they get corrupted or don’t work for some other reason, [U]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[/U] 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[/COLOR]