| Using iFolder to Synchronize Firefox Bookmarks
Posted: 9 Mar 2005
You can place your Firefox bookmarks in iFolder so your
browser(s) at work, at home and on your laptop will all have the same ones, and
any changes you make in one will show up in all of them.
First, locate your Profile folder for Firefox Browser. You can
find your Firefox profile folder in:
- Copy the file bookmarks.htm to your iFolder. I have mine in my iFolder
under My DocumentsFirefox
- Create a file in your profile folder called user.js (This file does not
exist by default.)
- In the user.js file, place the following (use Notepad to edit):
// Specify which bookmarks file to
user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "C:\Documents and
Notice the double "\" for Windows.
YOURNAME is whatever Windows assigns to you. I login to my
work system as "sazhadi" but my home PC is "sean", so you need to adjust this
accordingly for each PC's user.js
Now, any changes in the bookmark area of Firefox will be
reflected on all other PCs using iFolder, since they all share the same
Bit of Caution Needed
Firefox seems to load the Bookmarks.htm in memory when loaded.
Upon exit, whether any changes were made to the bookmark or not, it will do the
1 * Copies the Bookmarks.htm to Bookmarks.BAK
Overwrites the file Bookmarks.htm
This is a bit annoying since there were no changes made to the
Bookmarks. Nonetheless, use caution when using this feature on more than 1 PC at
once. If PC-1 has Firefox loaded already, and PC-2 loads Firefox, makes changes
to Bookmarks and exists, then PC-1 exits, the File will be what PC-1 initially
remembered it to be and may overwrite the changes.