Moving, or Sharing the bookmarks.html file: Firefox, Netscape, and SeaMonkey


Following is a detailed guideline for the Bookmark sharing process:

Close the browser
Back up the bookmarks.html file
Create a folder for the shared Bookmarks file (bookmarks.html)
As an example: create a    C:\Bookmarks    folder

In Netscape 7.2, SeaMonkey, and in Firefox, this setting can be created in about:config:
Clear the Location Bar, and type in: about:config
Right click anywhere on the page and select:   New
Click on:   String
Enter:   browser.bookmarks.file
Enter this Value: C:\Bookmarks\bookmarks.html
(or whatever file location and name that you created)

OR, if you prefer:

To the Firefox, SeaMonkey, and the Netscape prefs.js files, add this script:

user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "C:\\Bookmarks\\bookmarks.html");
This points the Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Netscape profiles to the shared bookmarks folder.
NOTE: double back slashes in the bookmarks.html path.

CAUTION: back up your prefs.js file before editing.


Windows XP users should point the Administrator Account to the Limited User Account:

Clear the Location Bar, and type in: about:config
Right click anywhere on the page and select:   New
Click on:   String
Enter:   browser.bookmarks.file
Enter this Value:
C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*.profilename\bookmarks.html




Credits for moving Bookmarks, or sharing the file, to:
Chris Ilias
Warren C.E. Austin
Frank Van Mierlo





Ramona
09/23/04


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