Friday, April 1, 2011

How to Import Bookmarks to Safari?

When upgrading or transitioning to Safari from other Web browsers, you can save yourself the hassle of having to re-bookmark your favorite Web pages and sites by having Safari import the saved bookmarks from your previous Web browsers. While Safari will automatically import bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and Mozilla Web browsers, users of other Web browsers will have to import their bookmarks manually.
This article will help you to import bookmarks manually to Safari.
  1. Open up the Web browser that has the bookmarks you wish to import.
  2. Create a new folder on your desktop and label it 'Bookmarks.'
  3. Drag each of your bookmarked links from the tool bar on your Web browser to the 'Bookmarks' folder. They should appear in the folder as HTTP files.
  4. Close your Web browser.
Import Bookmarks Into Safari
  1. Open up the Safari Web browser.
  2. Open up your 'Bookmarks' folder and start by dragging one of the HTTP files onto the Safari toolbar.   Safari will then ask you to supply a name for the link.
  3. Enter in a name for this bookmark.
  4. Repeat the process with all of your saved links until you are done importing you bookmarks.
  5. Test out each new bookmark to make sure that it takes you to the correct link.
Manage Your Bookmarks 
  1. Click on the 'Bookmarks' heading and choose 'Show All Bookmarks' from the pull down menu.
  2. Re-arrange the position of your bookmarks so that they appear in the same order as your previous Web browser.
  3. Look through the list of bookmarks that come already installed on Safari to see if there are any that may be of interest to you. Add them to your toolbar as you see fit.