How to Save Your Favorites From AOL to Firefox
In order to convert your bookmarks from one browser to another you should take advantage of a third party service such as LinkaGoGo.
Available at LinkaGoGo's website, this web utility is designed to convert the favorites file from one browser so that it can be read by another.
Some preparation is required before proceeding. First of all, make sure you have all of the favorites you want in the AOL browser – add any new ones you want to transfer and discard old ones. Once this is done, the Favorites > Favorite Places > Save & Replace tool will save a file containing the addresses of your favorite websites.
Next, head to www.linkagogo.net/go/Convert where you will find the conversion tool, which comprises of two drop down menus and a destination location to save the converted file to.
In the first drop down, select the Input format (in this case AOL 8 or 9); in the second drop down, select the Output format (choose Netscape (also Mozilla and Firefox)). Next, click Browse to select a location on your PC where you would like to save the converted file, and then click Convert.
The conversion will then take place, and the file saved to your PC. You can then import your favorites into Firefox via Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks… > Import and Backup > Import HTML….
(Screenshots by author courtesy of AOL and LinkaGoGo)