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Can I export "Top Sites" in FF and import on another PC?

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I am changing PCs and I want to export "Top Sites" in FF from the old one and import them on the new. Is this possible or do I have to add them again one by one?

Not bookmarks! I know how to do that but can not find anything about such a feature for "Top Sites".

THX!

Hello! I am changing PCs and I want to export "Top Sites" in FF from the old one and import them on the new. Is this possible or do I have to add them again one by one? Not bookmarks! I know how to do that but can not find anything about such a feature for "Top Sites". THX!

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Top Sites are normally created from the history (recent visits with highest frecency) and that would require places.sqlite (bookmarks and history). Top Sites you pinned are stored as a pref in prefs.js and can easily be moved by copying the corresponding line to prefs.js in the other computer. It is best not to copy the full prefs.js, but only copy lines of prefs that you want to keep. The browser.newtabpage.pinned pref stores websites that you have pinned to a tile.

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Top Sites are normally created from the history (recent visits with highest frecency) and that would require places.sqlite (bookmarks and history). Top Sites you pinned are stored as a pref in prefs.js and can easily be moved by copying the corresponding line to prefs.js in the other computer. It is best not to copy the full prefs.js, but only copy lines of prefs that you want to keep. The browser.newtabpage.pinned pref stores websites that you have pinned to a tile.

See also:

Top Sites are normally created from the history (recent visits with highest frecency) and that would require places.sqlite (bookmarks and history). Top Sites you pinned are stored as a pref in prefs.js and can easily be moved by copying the corresponding line to prefs.js in the other computer. It is best not to copy the full prefs.js, but only copy lines of prefs that you want to keep. The browser.newtabpage.pinned pref stores websites that you have pinned to a tile. See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

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