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Will Firefox retrieve all my passwords and bookmarks if I reinstall Windows?

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I need to reinstall Windows. This will erase Firefox. When I install Firefox, will it retrieve my bookmarks and passwords automatically once I sign into the Firefox account?

I need to reinstall Windows. This will erase Firefox. When I install Firefox, will it retrieve my bookmarks and passwords automatically once I sign into the Firefox account?

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It might. But, it might not. Sync is not meant as a backup.

You should copy all files on your hard drive that you want to an external hard drive.


This is another way;

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder.

Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

Now Close Firefox. This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

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