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What's the best way to restore FF bookmarks from 32bit to 64bit w/ Norton Ghost

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  1. Kapustin Yar

    Kapustin Yar Thread Starter

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    I'm upgrading from Win7 32bit to Win764bit clean install. I have my previous version of Win7-32bit on Norton ghost 15 image file. I'm going from Firefox32bit to FF64 bit. What is the best way to restore bookmarks from my old version of firefox to my new version of Firefox?
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    from your current Windows installation , open FF, click on Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks. the Library opens. click on Import and Backup
    you can use either Backup or Export HTML , choice is yours, whichever you choose..... save to a removable storage device then when you are up and running with your clean install OS and you have installed FF, go to the Library again and Import/Restore your bookmarks.

    there is no need to use a 64bit version of FireFox just because you have a 64bit OS, standard 32 bit version works great on Win7 64bit as is.
     
  3. Digidave

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    Better yet follow this path.

    C Drive>Users>your name>AppData>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox

    Then just copy the "Profiles" folder to a removable device. Then once you have your Operating system installed, install Firefox. Then plug in the removable device & tell it to copy the profiles folder to the same place it was before. It will ask you if you want to overwrite the file that is already there. Click on yes. Then Firefox should be exactly as it was on your old operating system.
     
  4. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    or option 3! Start an Xmarks account (free) to backup your Bookmarks online. Install new o/s, install Xmarks, restore your Bookmarks and then keep Xmarks as an online backup & sync service.

    http://www.xmarks.com/

    Richard
     
  5. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor (deceased)

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    Stick with the 32 bit version of Firefox.
    To get your Bookmarks, restore the JSON files from the BookmarkBackups folder on the Ghost image to the BookmarkBackups folder in the Profile of the new install.
    CLICK HERE for how to recover files from Ghost.
    Open Firefox>Bookmarks>Organize Bookmarks.
    On the Library>Import>Restore>select a JSON file>OK the replacement.
     
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