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Help! Need to move Bookmarks, Extensions & Add-Ons to another Mac

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My present iMac is failing rapidly and I will be replacing it with a new Mac very. I do not have a Time Machine backup. The only info I really need is how to copy off, to an external drive, all the bookmarks and bookmark structure), extensions, and add-ons I have added to Firefox, and then add them to Firefox on my future Mac.

Do I just copy the Firefox app to the external drive? I looked in the Macs' base system Library and Preferences, and in my User files, but I do not see anything related to Firefox.

My old (current) and failing Mac is running the latest version of Catalina,

Thanks for any info!

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Hi fastdude, all the important files are store in your profile folder. Could you take a look at these two articles and see whether they guide you to the correct spots:

For bookmarks, there are other options. You can create these files and stash them somewhere safe like your iCloud or email them to yourself:

Last but not least, if you will have the two computers simultaneously, you could try using a Firefox Account to Sync the contents of your current profile to your new one on the other computer. But I would still make a backup first. More info on Sync: How do I set up Sync on my computer?

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Hi fastdude, please ignore the spam message with a phone number -- that's not official and we don't know what they will do to your system if you engage.

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Hi fastdude, all the important files are store in your profile folder. Could you take a look at these two articles and see whether they guide you to the correct spots:

For bookmarks, there are other options. You can create these files and stash them somewhere safe like your iCloud or email them to yourself:

Last but not least, if you will have the two computers simultaneously, you could try using a Firefox Account to Sync the contents of your current profile to your new one on the other computer. But I would still make a backup first. More info on Sync: How do I set up Sync on my computer?

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