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Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion): Import and export bookmarks

Import and export bookmarks in Safari

You can import bookmarks from Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla, OmniWeb, Firefox, and Google Chrome. You can also import a Safari bookmarks.plist file if you’ve saved one from an older Mac computer.

The first time you open Safari, it automatically imports your bookmarks from Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and Firefox.

Import bookmarks into Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Import Bookmarks.
  3. Browse to find the file that contains the bookmarks you want to import, and then click Import (on Windows computers, click Open). Normally the file has “.html” or “.plist” at the end of its name.

If you don’t have a file to import, or can’t find the file, you may need to export the bookmarks from the other browser.

Export bookmarks from Safari

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose File > Export Bookmarks.
  3. Specify a location for the exported file. The file’s name is “Safari bookmarks.html.” Most browsers are able to import this type of file.
Last Modified: Jul 12, 2012
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