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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks Web Browsers
The Safari debug menu now can handily import bookmarks from HTML files! I've had a huge number of bookmarks I exported from IE/Windows back in April, when I got rid of my PC. I haven't been able to get them into Safari, despite trying a number of tips (open the file in Safari, drag the links, etc etc). Until now.

Make sure you select the "Import Bookmarks" option, not the "Import IE/NS/Mozilla Bookmarks" option, which will just look for existing installs and get the bookmarks from there.

Since it's in a hidden menu, there must be some problems with this, but I haven't found any. Remember, when not running Safari, enter defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1 at the terminal to turn the menu on (and then re-launch Safari).
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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: rgray on Nov 27, '03 04:40:40PM

Doesn't work on a bookmarks.plist created in another iteration os safari... How do I import those?



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: davebo on Nov 28, '03 01:34:13AM

Or . . .

1) Download recent version of Camino.
2) Import bookmarks into Camino.
3) Export bookmarks from Camino as Safari bookmark list.



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: fredfreem on Jan 11, '04 11:27:01PM

i am having the darndest time importing pc ie favorites to safari. it would be so easy if it was one document called "favorites.html." but unfortunately, it is in a folder, filled with ".url"s

i was able to enable your hint of adding the debug menu, but could not get it to import, because the links are not just one file.

any suggestions would be very appreciated. i love this site and come here almost every day for killer tips.

thanks!
fredfreem



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: cheqa on Jan 28, '04 01:43:42AM

the fix worked. very cool. thanks. how do i now turn off the debug menu?

just wondering.



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: mmsinger on Feb 23, '04 03:33:32PM

to remove the Safari Debug menu:

defaults write com.apple.safari IncludeDebugMenu 0



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: fheckl on Mar 03, '04 07:23:47AM
The command
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 0
, so just replacing the 1 with a 0 should do the trick

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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: swalf on Apr 12, '04 02:31:21AM

it worked for me, but how would i get rid again of the debug menu?

a more comfortable way to import bookmarks would be downloading the latest version of Safari Enhancer at
http://tc.versiontracker.com/product/redir/lid/414220/safari_enhancer.dmg

it allows switching on and off the debug menu and has more controls such as an import bookmarks command.



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10.3: Use the Safari Debug menu to import HTML bookmarks
Authored by: cweb on Jun 07, '04 10:20:14AM

Safari Enhancer worked grat to import the PC bookmarks into Safari. The version 2.5.1 now even has a button to directly import them without having to set debugmode first.

Question: I want to sync back and forth from my work PC to my home Mac. Is there a way to get the Safari bookmarks imported into my work PC (Explorer)?



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