Several things may be driving you crazy but, if links, text files and bookmarks are one of them, I have some help for you! (Little things help a lot, right?)
After spending a lot of time trying to import my old WordPress bookmarks into Joomla I found the best way was to create a text file with just the links, all code scraped out. Then create a new file with Notepad using the code I have cut and pasted in a screenshot below:
Screenshot from It Still Works.
Cut and pasted the text also, because I've seen how easy images disappear, wander off and generally get lost. I want to remember how I finally got this far, no doubt I will need to do the same again with other links from my other sites moving from WordPress to Joomla.
If you feel confident with HTML, you can create a bookmark file from scratch in Notepad. Begin the document with <!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>. Then, enter the title as <Title>Bookmarks</Title> and the header as <H1>Bookmarks</H1>. Then, begin a list with the <DL> tag. Each item of that list should be denoted by a <DT> tag. Then, describe the link via an <a> tag. For example, if you wished to create a bookmark link to http://www.google.com, your tags after <DL> would look like this: <DT><a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a>. Finish the file with a closing </DL> tag.
So, maybe this will help you, or you may just wonder why someone would do things this way and spend so much time on links few people will actually look at anyway.
Keep wondering, it's good for you.