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Import bookmarks from places.sqlite

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I just to have XP on my notebook and then decided to upgrade to Windows 7. I forgot to backup my bookmarks before the installation but after converting I saw that Windows.old still was in my harddrive and that it seems as my old Mozilla-folder is still there and i have places.sqlite-file and also a bookmarks.html-file.

I have tried to Import HTML and copy the places.sqlite to various folders but without success. What do I do?

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You can just copy the old places.sqlite file into your current profile folder.

To ensure you have the correct profile folder:

  1. On the menu bar, click on the Help menu and select Troubleshooting Information... . The Troubleshooting Information tab will open.
  2. Under the Application Basics section, click on Open Containing Folder . Your current profile folder will open in your file manager.

You can close Firefox and then copy places.sqlite into that folder.

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Do you have any JSON backup (.json) in the bookmarkbackups folder?


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Okay, when I press "open containing folder" I come to my xxxxxxx.defualt-folder.

Perhaps I missunderstood earlier when I wrote. I can't find a places.sqlite or bookmarks.html in the windows.old-folder.

I do hade a JSON-file in the xxxxxx.default folder. But not in my "old" folder.

Is there any way to retrieve my bookmarks?

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The image shows the old installation folder, not the profile folder. You can try to find the old profile folder by searching for places.sqlite

Set Windows 7 to show hidden files. Now use windows explorer to search for places.sqlite inside the windows.old folder, making sure you search sub-folders

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I can only find one places.sqlite-file and that's seems to be the new one. Doesn't change anything anyway. Perhaps I have to give up. But still, thank you very much!