How do I recover bookmarks from a broken computer?
I had one of the newer versions of Firefox running on a windows 8 Laptop. I fried the Motherboard and have been getting a blue screen for the last week. I was able to hook up the hard drive from that laptop on my desktop (Windows Vista) with a SATA - USB converter kit and run it like any other external mass storage device. So now I have access to all of that computers files, including the Program and Program x86 files. I did not have firefox sync installed, though I will be sure to do it in the future. Is there any way to pull a file off my old hard drive to restore my bookmarks? If not, are there any other options?
Additional System Details
- Google Update
- DivX Web Player version 126.96.36.1994
- DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
- McAfee MSS+ NPAPI Plugin
- Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Office Live Update v1.4
- Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Picasa plugin
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0
You will need to go to the folder: <Drive Letter>\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<your Firefox profile>
And copy over the places.sqlite file to transfer bookmarks over to your new profile. For more information, please see the article Recovering important data from an old profile.
EDIT: To quickly access your current Firefox profile (assuming you have your OS reinstalled):
- Go to the about:support page by either entering it in your address bar, or going to:
- Help (or > ) > Troubleshooting Information
- Click "Show Folder"
- That should open up Windows Explorer in your Firefox profile folder
- Exit Firefox
You need to have Firefox closed before you replace the places.sqlite file.
Modified by CoryMH