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    Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmarks (Mozilla RC2)

    This thread is getting kind of long so rather than refer back to the beginning, I' m jumping in here with a Mozilla bookmark problem.
    I've been using Netscape for years, lately Communicator 4.77. I've tried Netscape 6....yecchhh!!
    I've also tried Mozilla, downloaded a couple of weeks ago, but can't get it to Import my Bookmarks from 4.77. The bookmarks 'Title' changes, but no bookmarks. The last time I posted to the lounge I used Netscape, but this time it ain't workin'.... so I'm forced to use IE.
    Sure would like to use Mozilla but NOT without my extensive bookmark list.
    Can anybody offer some suggestions?

    Ken

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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    There should be no need to import bookmarks from a Netscape version. I hope you installed Mozilla to a new directory (folder) and didn't install it on top of Netscape or some previous version of Mozilla. If so, just go into Windows Explorer and navigate to your old Netscape directory. COPY the Bookmarks.HTML file in to your Mozilla directory (replacing the one that's already there) and it should work just fine. That's what I did and didn't have a lick of problem. Now, the address book is another matter. In your old Netscape, you have to EXPORT the address book in LDAP format. Then, run Mozilla and IMPORT that LDAP file. Glad to see this thread getting some more use. Come back if you still have a problem. Good to talk to you.....

    For what it's worth, I don't have ANY problems with The Lounge and Mozilla getting along with each other!

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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    Thanks for your reply Al

    The Bookmarks file is in a 'Users' subfolder under Netscape.
    When I installed Mozilla, it installed itself into a subfolder 'Mozilla' within a folder 'Mozilla.org'.
    There is no 'Users' subfolder anywhere under 'Mozilla.org'.
    I've just copied the complete 'Users' folder , including the bookmark file, over into 'Mozilla .org'.
    I'm using Mozilla to do this post so I'll check whether it worked later.

    Ken
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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    Oh boy. I hope I can catch you in time. Mozilla doesn't create a folder called Users for your profile data. And, the profile is NOT usually in the same folder as the program. You didn't say in your first post, which operating system you're using. If you're using Windows XP, your Mozilla profile is probably in a folder something like this:

    Cocuments and SettingsaehApplication DataMozilla (where the "aeh" is the system user name I use; yours would be whatever YOU use)

    I believe in Win98 the Application Data folder normally resides under the Windows folder. You'll have to search it out. The next thing is that the actual folder Mozilla uses is a random series of letters, but that folder is usually underneath a user name you chose. Sounds very confusing, but that'll go away once you find it! When you do, the LAST thing you want to do is copy EVERYTHING from your old Netscape folder in there! DON'T DO THAT! Copy only the bookmarks file into the Mozilla folder. You might want to later go back to the Mozilla PROGRAM folder, where you already did copy the old stuff, and delete it just for housekeeping purposes. Just an aside: Mozilla says the reason for the random letters in the profile folder is security. Flaky, but that's their reason

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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    Thanks Al

    I found the 'Application Data' folder under the 'Windows' folder as you suggested for Windows98 ( I'm using ME ).
    I renamed the existing Bookmarks file that I found there (a couple of folders down under my user name in the random letters folder) and copied the Bookmarks file I want into the folder. Then I went back and deleted the 'Users" folder that I had copied to the 'Mozilla.org' folder.
    I then opened a new Mozilla window. Guess what?? ......No bookmarks!
    I don't know if this is significant, but in Navigator there is a Bookmarks button to the left of the window where you enter the url you want to go to. In my Mozilla this ain't so. I've been going to the Bookmarks dropdown and clicking on Manage Bookmarks to see if any are showing up.

    Maybe I have to reboot or something.....I don't know.......I'll play with it later.

    Thanks again
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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    As long as Mozilla wasn't running when you did what you did, you shouldn't have to reboot. However, I THINK the little "gotcha" that's NOW causing your problem may be a naming thing. I'm pretty sure that the name of the bookmark file that Netscape uses is: bookmark.htm. Guess what Mozilla calls that same file: bookmarks.html. And I think it's case sensitive too!

    Mozilla is using slightly different file naming on several of its files. in your mail, the .snm files are now .msf; and there are others too..... You just have to be careful.

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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    Thanks again Al

    Eureka!!!!!
    I caught the plural 'bookmarks' but missed the 'l' on the extension.
    It Now Works!!!!
    I've also imported my email messages, Inbox and Sent, and, on checking Addresses, found all of my addresses had already been imported......I guess when I installed Mozilla.
    Only minor glitch is that Mozilla Help tells you to look for Import in the File menu...it's in the Tools menu (Mail & Newsgroups window).
    I've set both the browser and the mail as my default to give it a try.

    Again, Many thanks
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    Re: Mozilla importing NS 4.77 bookmar(Mozilla RC2)

    Good Deal! You must've edited your post after the copy got sent to my email. The one I got in mail looked like you had not yet done the email folders. So, I guess you figured that one out too. When I did mine, I just copied all the mail folder that DON'T have a file extension, like inbox, sent, etc. The .snm contains the sort order and other minor stuff about the file. I didn't try copying those 'cause that's easy to redo.

    Sounds like you're well on the way.....

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