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There are many guides out there on how to move firefox saved passwords, bookmarks, settings, extension settings, cookies and history to a new firefox installation when you still have access to the old one. However, recently my windows installation broke, but I have a full clone of the hard drive with all the files accesable. I have a reinstalled windows on the machine, but if I search the clone using %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles I cannot find anything. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to transfer all the information in the old install over to the new one?

There are many guides out there on how to move firefox saved passwords, bookmarks, settings, extension settings, cookies and history to a new firefox installation when you still have access to the old one. However, recently my windows installation broke, but I have a full clone of the hard drive with all the files accesable. I have a reinstalled windows on the machine, but if I search the clone using %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles I cannot find anything. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to transfer all the information in the old install over to the new one?

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%APPDATA% is defined for your system hard drive (where Windows is), and won't work for other drives. So, you'll need to manually find the profile location.

%APPDATA% is defined as C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming on Windows 7.

So, if you don't know the username you had before, you'll need to look though AppData\Roaming for each user for the Firefox directory with the profile.

Also, you might need to show hidden files and folders, although that might not affect a clone of the drive.

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thanks I will try this, also, could you please just lay out for me exactly what is in the profile, what does it contain of the following:

-extensions -plugins -history -settings -cookies -saved passwords

thanks

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All of the above except for plugins, which are system installed.

See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles#Important_files and the rest of that article.

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I would like to have a user define location for the active bookmark file.

Can this be done and how?

thanks

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Tungsten,

Not without relocating the entire Profile folder, the places.sqlite can't be moved out of the Profile folder.