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Hi. Just got a new hard drive. I have lost all of my bookmarks and can't figure out how to get them back. I have tried the Help instructions, without success. Thanks!

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder, so make sure to look in the correct location. Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

"AppData" (XP: Application Data; Mac: ~/Library; Linux: ~/.mozilla) is a hidden folder.

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karen9093 said

Hi. Just got a new hard drive.

Your profile is on the old hard drive. Did you copy it to the new drive?

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I do not have the old hard drive. The company said it copied everything and that I should have access through their copied file, but I can't locate my bookmarks there. I will look more closely there. In the meantime, is there any way to recover my old bookmarks through Mozilla? Thanks for your help!

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karen9093 said

is there any way to recover my old bookmarks through Mozilla?

Only if you were using sync.

I do not have the old hard drive. The company said it copied everything and that I should have access through their copied file,

How/where did they copy the old hard drive data? Did they do a direct copy, or copy everything to a folder?

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder, so make sure to look in the correct location. Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

"AppData" (XP: Application Data; Mac: ~/Library; Linux: ~/.mozilla) is a hidden folder.

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Thank you all for your help. Everything is gone. I give up.

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