On Feb 10, 12:59*pm, "W. eWatson" wrote:
> On 2/9/2010 1:56 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
>
> > On 2/9/2010 9:18 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
> >> On 2/3/2010 6:03 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
> >>> On 2/3/2010 2:59 AM, W. eWatson wrote:
> >>>> I have FF running on both my old PC, and have fired it up on my new W7
> >>>> PC. I probably have a fair idea to transfer book marks from one to the
> >>>> other, but, before I do that, I think my XP bmks are in desperate need
> >>>> of organization. If it's to my advantage, or even possible, it mightbe
> >>>> create several bmks, and use them as separate profiles. I have no idea
> >>>> if profiles are even used in FF. Perhaps one can have bmks for
> >>>> categories like automobiles, trains, airplanes, vacations, etc.?

>
> >>> You can go to Organize Bookmarks, and create folders, to several levels,
> >>> and move individual bookmarks to them.
> >>> I have several folders on my bookmarks toolbar, such as Information,
> >>> Weather, Webcams, Substuff, and within those folders, are subfolders,
> >>> often to two or three levels. Accessing them displays cascading menus,
> >>> just like on the menubar.
> >>> This is one of the best features of FF, and a VERY powerful one at that.

>
> >> Thanks. I think I tried folders once, but the search and move is what
> >> got me into trouble. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure how that
> >> could be. That is, unless things didn't get moved, but only copied,
> >> which I'm pretty sure happened with SeaMonkey. Well, I'll try a limited
> >> version of the folder idea to see if it works.

>
> >> I would guess it might be possible to organize the same way by date. For
> >> example, move all bmrks in 2000 to a folder called bmrk2000?

> > Yes, you could do it that way, but organization by the subject, or
> > function of a website seems to be more functional to me.

>
> Your're right but I have an almost unbelievable number of bmrks. They go
> back a long way. I might be better off just Cutting off everything prior
> to 2005. I gave up trying to organize them about two years ago. Some of
> the subject matter from earlier has likely vanished from my interest
> list. I haven'ttaken advantage of tags since I started on FF about a
> year ago. They may be of more value than titles or link names.


You may want to look at an add-on that could verify if the bookmarks
are still active and eliminate the dead links as a starting point to
re-organizing them.

JB