Bookmark manager, how to Import and Export bookmark?

  • I just installed and using Opera 24. I see that it stable and really fast than other browsers. But one thing that make me disappoint is that I can't found bookmark manager. Also, don't know how to import bookmark file from other browser. Could anyone tell me how to do it?

    Thanks.

  • Hi,
    I'm using Opera v25 developer which sounds like it may have similar bookmark functionality to v24 (but I don't know not having installed 24). Anyway here's a thread I started with my frustrations (main ones) with the latest version of Opera. You'll see I too lament the lack of reverse compatibility between the latest format of bookmarks with the earlier .adr format. Non-existent or limited bookmark storage & management in the latest versions of Opera is a huge oversight by the developers in my opinion. The only easy way I could find to make my extensive list of bookmarks available to v25 was to bookmark to an htm backup of my earlier bookmarks stored on my local drive.

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/4492/i-m-thinking-of-defecting-to-firefox-someone-stop-me/9

  • I wonder why developer didn't include bookmark manager? That's weird from other browsers. By the way, what's different between opera stable and opera developer?

  • Hi @khmerguy: you can enable the Bookmarks Manager also in Opera 24, just follow the steps, mentioned here. Please be aware, that this feature is still in continuous state of development, and therefore not all may work as expected. You should know also, that its functionality is in earlier phase of implementation, than in Opera Dev 25.

    Regarding import bookmarks, you can try one of the following ways:

    1. From the old Opera 12x:

    1.1. The bookmarks-importer way (please be warned - this will override your current settings/bookmarks in the new Opera): go to the Windows command prompt, navigate to the new Opera's profile folder (you can check the path in O-Menu>About Opera>Paths>Profile), and run the "lancher.exe", as follows: launcher.exe --with-feature:import-presto-profile --presto-small-prefs-dir="%APPDATA%\Opera\Opera" (change the path, accordingly to your custom settings). After that, the bookmarks from the old Opera should be visible on the Bookmarks Bar in the new Opera. Go to the address bar, and type "opera:bookmark-importer", press enter (or just click on the shortcut to the importer from the Speed Dial page) - there you can convert bookmarks to Speed Dial items.

    1.2. Alternatively, you can use the "Transmute" application - for more details, please have a look here.

    1. Importing from Chrome: close Opera, and Chrome, copy: "Bookmarks", and "Favicons*" files, from the Chrome profile folder (see here), to the Opera's profile directory (see above). Reopen the Opera - bookmarks from Chrome, should appear on the Opera's Bookmarks bar.
    1. Import from Firefox:

    3.1. The way involving Chrome: open Firefox, and export your bookmarks to the html file, close it. Launch Chrome, and import bookmarks from the html file, close it, then follow the steps, mentioned in point 2 above.

    3.2. The Transmute way (see point 1.2 above), except that you have to set Firefox as the source, and Chrome as the target, and the path to the new Opera's profile.

    1. You can try to use an experimental feature (first-run-import): go to the Windows command prompt, navigate to the new Opera's profile folder (see above), and run the "lancher.exe", as follows: launcher.exe --with-feature:first-run-import=true - this should enable import from the default browser on the first run.

    Instead of the above, you can also try one of the extensions, which allows you backup and sync your bookmarks across computers and browsers, e.g. the "Xmarks Bookmark Sync" - to install this extension, you must first install one of the following extensions: "Extension source viewer", or "Download Chrome Extension". For more details, please have a look here.

    You can read about the differences between the streams: stable, Next (aka beta), and developer here.

  • Hi @l33t4opera!
    Thanks to this tip:

    Instead of the above, you can also try one of the extensions, which allows you backup and sync your bookmarks across computers and browsers, e.g. the "Xmarks Bookmark Sync" - to install this extension, you must first install one of the following extensions: "Extension source viewer", or "Download Chrome Extension". For more details, please have a look here.

    I'm able to use Opera as my main browser. Because without a way to synchronize my bookmarks or at least easily import and manage them from my other browsers, even though liking Opera it was a no go for me.
    And I know this is a Windows forum, but I use this tip on my Mac and it worked fine too.
    Thanks!

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