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transfer bookmarks from non working windows xp and firefox 3.6 to working windows xp and firefox5 each on seperate hdd in same computer

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I wish to transfer the bookmarks from my old Firefox 3.6/4.0 to my new Firefox 5.0, they are on two separate hdd in my computer. I cannot access my old installation as the OS (xp) is not working, so maybe I can copy the actual bookmark files, if only I could locate them. no profile or backup was ever made in the old Firefox so the help files appear to be useless to me as they only tell you how to us if you have a backup or profile

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In version 3.x.x, the bookmarks appear to be kept in the following file:

In Windows XP:

c:\Documents and Settings\your username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\your profile number.default\places.sqlite

In Windows Vista, that would probably be

c:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox… profile number.default\places.sqlite

Hope that helps.

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In version 3.x.x, the bookmarks appear to be kept in the following file:

In Windows XP:

c:\Documents and Settings\your username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\your profile number.default\places.sqlite

In Windows Vista, that would probably be

c:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox… profile number.default\places.sqlite

Hope that helps.

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What you could probably try is temporarily installing FF3 and placing the bookmarks in the appropriate folder in your new OS (directory should be the same as Vista if the new OS is win 7), exporting as HTML, installing the new FF of your choice and import the HTML file there.

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Thank you so much. Art.

Just as a point if interest, not sure if you already know it but ff3.5 and ff5 bookmark files are compatible, I backed up the files from ff5 before overwriting them with ff3.6 files and it worked flawlessly, bookmark and saved passwords. thaks and cheers