I'm having trouble transfering bookmarks from Safari to Firefox. File, "Import" button is grayed out. I've gone through your trouble shooting, the database for imports is no longer current.

I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I have the latest version of Firefox 5.0. I'm over Apple's Safari, and I'd like to transfer my bookmarks into Firefox. I've gone through your help and support section and found an article that could help me. However, when I click File, the "import" button is grayed out. Which prevents me from importing bookmarks into your browser. So I drug the Firefox icon into the recycle bin, and hit empty trash, then re-downloaded the firefox software from your site, and it seemed to remember my old bookmarks from a year ago. The file, "import" button was still grayed out, so I couldn't update my entire new list of bookmarks onto your web browser.

I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I have the latest version of Firefox 5.0. I'm over Apple's Safari, and I'd like to transfer my bookmarks into Firefox. I've gone through your help and support section and found an article that could help me. However, when I click File, the "import" button is grayed out. Which prevents me from importing bookmarks into your browser. So I drug the Firefox icon into the recycle bin, and hit empty trash, then re-downloaded the firefox software from your site, and it seemed to remember my old bookmarks from a year ago. The file, "import" button was still grayed out, so I couldn't update my entire new list of bookmarks onto your web browser.

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