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Solved: Updated to Windows &...where did the program backup my FireFox bookmarks?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by 2talll, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. 2talll

    2talll Thread Starter

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    I upgraded to Windows 7 the other day and I can't find where the program put my FireFox bookmarks within the WINDOWSOLD file it created. Any ideas?
     
  2. Bernardo

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    It's probably in the APP DATA.....do you have hidden files displaying?
     
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    EDIT: The path just below is very wrong. Please ignore it.

    Documents and Settings\<user account>\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\<random 8 chars>.default\zzz

    where zzz is bookmarks.html for Firefox 2 and is places.sqlite for Firefox 3.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Fraid not Terry, not in Windows 7. I haven't been able to find them but if you can go into Firefox in XP, choose Organize Bookmarks, then export them to Documents folder then backup and do the same thing and "Import" in the same place in Windows 7.
     
  6. TheOutcaste

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    It would help if we knew what OS you upgraded from.

    For XP stores the bookmarks here:
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    C:\Documents and Settings\<Userprofile>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\<profilename>.default
    Vista and Win 7 store them here:
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    C:\Users\<Userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profilename>.default
    I expect it would be Windows.old\Documents and Settings... or Windows.old\Users...
     
  7. Rich-M

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    You know Outcaste that's where they always were but recently I cannot find them there on client pc's or my own!
     
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    Thanks, Rich. For some reason I was thinking that the OP had upgraded from XP and I managed to intermix Thunderbird and Firefox! :eek: TheOutcaste posted the correct paths.

    Attached is for my Firefox 3.6.2 on Vista Home Premium SP2.
     

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  9. Rich-M

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    My problem might be using "Xmarks" and "Weave" to syncronize all Bookmarks but they are nowhere to be seen. I can export them though as I showed and then import them.
     
  10. Bernardo

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    Same location for me with Windows 7 Ultimate.
     
  11. 2talll

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    Thanks! Got it figured out...now onto finding the iPhone backups since that crashed yesterday and I now have a factory restored phone with nothing on it!
     
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