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Where is Firefox's "Favourites" folder?

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My computer was attacked by malware and could not boot. Tried upgrading Windows XP but can't because it needs a working Windows install. Can't re-install because there is not enough space on the HDD. So I replaced the drive and got Windows 7 working on it.

Now the Firefox question: how do I get my bookmarks on the old drive into my new one? I can access my files on the old drive by putting in in an external HD enclosure. But i don't know where to look for my bookmarks database folder so that I could move it to my new drive.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I have years of bookmarks in the old drive.

Thanks Paul

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Every time Firefox opened

== My HD got corrupted by malware and cannot boot and had to be replaced.

My computer was attacked by malware and could not boot. Tried upgrading Windows XP but can't because it needs a working Windows install. Can't re-install because there is not enough space on the HDD. So I replaced the drive and got Windows 7 working on it. Now the Firefox question: how do I get my bookmarks on the old drive into my new one? I can access my files on the old drive by putting in in an external HD enclosure. But i don't know where to look for my bookmarks database folder so that I could move it to my new drive. Any help is greatly appreciated as I have years of bookmarks in the old drive. Thanks Paul == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == My HD got corrupted by malware and cannot boot and had to be replaced.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Default Plug-in
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 6.0.12.732
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 9.0 r45
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.10 for Netscape

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.10) Gecko/20100504 Firefox/3.5.10

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the-edmeister
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Firefox stores bookmarks in one file, in your Profile folder. See this: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile

Firefox stores bookmarks in one file, in your Profile folder. See this: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile