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My computer crashed but I was able to rescue my files. How can I transfer my bookmarks from the old Firefox browser and install them in the new computer? I can't find the bookmark file in the old browser.

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I'm transferring my files from a HP laptop to a Dell desktop because the HP crushed. I installed Firefox 8 in the Dell computer (I had the Firefox 5 -I believe- in the HP). I'm looking for the old bookmarks file in the old computer but I don't find them. Where are they? I'll appreciate your help because I had a pretty good collection of bookmarks. Sadly I didn't back up them on time.

I'm transferring my files from a HP laptop to a Dell desktop because the HP crushed. I installed Firefox 8 in the Dell computer (I had the Firefox 5 -I believe- in the HP). I'm looking for the old bookmarks file in the old computer but I don't find them. Where are they? I'll appreciate your help because I had a pretty good collection of bookmarks. Sadly I didn't back up them on time.

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Good you were able to salvage your files. I'm not sure where you've backed up your files, but you can use the search function and search for your Bookmarks by using this search term "bookmark*.*". It should most probably be a JSON extension file.

Once you find the file, use this help article to Restore Backups.

Hope this helps.

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Correction: In my old computer I had Firefox 8 too, not 5.

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Good you were able to salvage your files. I'm not sure where you've backed up your files, but you can use the search function and search for your Bookmarks by using this search term "bookmark*.*". It should most probably be a JSON extension file.

Once you find the file, use this help article to Restore Backups.

Hope this helps.

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ajgodinho: It seems my first reply did not go though. I followed your instructions and I solved the problem. Thank you for help me to recover my bookmarks. Have a nice weekend and Happy Holidays!

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That's great, matthungo, I'm glad it worked and you've got your Bookmarks back. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Holiday season as well!