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Copied bookmarks file into profile on new computer but they don't appear.

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Copied bookmarks.html file from previous computer running XP and dropped in into the .default folder in the profile folder on the new computer running Win7. The bookmarks do not appear in Firefox even after restarting Firefox and restarting the computer.

Copied bookmarks.html file from previous computer running XP and dropped in into the .default folder in the profile folder on the new computer running Win7. The bookmarks do not appear in Firefox even after restarting Firefox and restarting the computer.

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Since Firefox 3 bookmarks are stored in places.sqlite, you should copy that file instead.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.4"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • 4.0.50826.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • NPWLPG

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

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TonyE
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Chosen Solution

Since Firefox 3 bookmarks are stored in places.sqlite, you should copy that file instead.

Since Firefox 3 bookmarks are stored in places.sqlite, you should copy that file instead.

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Thanks, TonyE. You solved the problem, and I learned a little more about Firefox.

Thanks, TonyE. You solved the problem, and I learned a little more about Firefox.
cor-el
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See also: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox