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Thursday, November 28, 2013

How to Migrate from Yahoo Bookmarks to Google Bookmarks

By JC Leahy

I Am Changing from Yahoo Bookmarks to Google Bookmarks

Yahoo Bookmarks used to be a well-working product, but nowadays I can't get the "search bookmarks" function to work.  That's a problem if, like me, you've got a large number of bookmarks.  I'm switching to Google bookmarks.

FYI, here's how to switch / migrate from Yahoo Bookmarks to Google Bookmarks:

  • Go to Yahoo Bookmarks, sign in, click on "Tools" and export your yahoo bookmarks to and htm file.
  • From Internet Explorer, choose File/Import and Export >> Import Favorites >> select the htm file name as the source file.
  • At this point, all of your Yahoo Bookmarks have been imported to Internet Explorer.
  • Install the Google toolbar to your IE if you don't already have it.
  • Install the Google Bookmarks button on your Google Toolbar if it's not already there.
  • Choose the Google Bookmarks button's drop down menu and select "Import IE Favorites."
  • Select the bookmarks you'd like to import -- probably all of them -- and then click Import.

That's it. Have fun.