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Using the same bookmarks in Mozilla for BeOS and Windows

Contributed by: adam n
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

There is a simple way to share your bookmarks between Mozilla for BeOS and Windows (this works for Phoenix too). Mount your Windows partition and navigate to the Application Data directory for the version of Windows you are using.

  • Windows 2000/XP: /[windows partition]/Documents and Settings/[username]/Application Data/
  • Windows 9x/ME: /[windows partition]/[windows directory]/Application Data OR /[windows partition]/[windows directory]/Profiles/[username]/Application Data

After figuring out where your Application Data directory is, continue into the Mozilla or Phoenix directory, then Profiles/[profile name]/[random numbers and letters]/. This is where the bookmarks.html file is stored.

Leaving that window open, go to /boot/home/config/settings/Mozilla/[profile name]/[random numbers an dletters]. Rename the bookmarks.html file in this directory to bookmarks.html.old.

Now right-drag the bookmarks.html file from your Windows browser’s profile folder to the BeOS one and choose “Create Link Here.”

Your BeOS browser will now use the same bookmarks.html as the windows one. Pretty spiffy, eh?

One thing to note: for this to work properly, you must always mount your Windows partition before starting Mozilla.

Happy bookmark sharing!

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