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How do I move my cookies from one computer to another, same as moving bookmarks?

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I have bought a new computer. Exporting my bookmarks so as to put them into Firefox in the new computer is easy. But there is stuff in my cookies that I also want - passwords, preferences, etc. How do I move my cookies, rather than having to re-enter all of that information whenever I go to the websites on my new computer?

I have bought a new computer. Exporting my bookmarks so as to put them into Firefox in the new computer is easy. But there is stuff in my cookies that I also want - passwords, preferences, etc. How do I move my cookies, rather than having to re-enter all of that information whenever I go to the websites on my new computer?

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I think I figured it out. I found this: On Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, profile folders are in this location, by default: • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> %APPDATA% is a variable that represents the C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>Application Data folder on Windows 2000/XP and the C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming folder on Windows Vista/7. Both of these folders are hidden by default.

To find profile folders in the default location: 1. Press "Windows key + R" to open the Run box (or, you can click "Start → Run..." on Windows 2000/XP) 2. In the Run box, type in %APPDATA% 3. Click OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear. 4. In this window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles. Each folder in the "Profiles" folder (e.g., "xxxxxxxx.default") is a profile on your computer.

You might have to doubleclick on the profile where your cookies are. Then find this file: cookies.sqlite

Copy it, put it on a disk or email it to yourself or something. Then simply copy it into the same location on the new computer.

At least I hope this works. I haven't tried it yet.

I think I figured it out. I found this: On Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, profile folders are in this location, by default: • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> %APPDATA% is a variable that represents the C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>Application Data folder on Windows 2000/XP and the C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming folder on Windows Vista/7. Both of these folders are hidden by default. To find profile folders in the default location: 1. Press "Windows key + R" to open the Run box (or, you can click "Start → Run..." on Windows 2000/XP) 2. In the Run box, type in %APPDATA% 3. Click OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear. 4. In this window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles. Each folder in the "Profiles" folder (e.g., "xxxxxxxx.default") is a profile on your computer. You might have to doubleclick on the profile where your cookies are. Then find this file: cookies.sqlite Copy it, put it on a disk or email it to yourself or something. Then simply copy it into the same location on the new computer. At least I hope this works. I haven't tried it yet.

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Tried it, it didn't work. Any ideas? It insists that I need to be an administrator to copy the file into my Firefox folder. I am an administrator of my computer, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

Tried it, it didn't work. Any ideas? It insists that I need to be an administrator to copy the file into my Firefox folder. I am an administrator of my computer, so I'm not sure what the problem is.
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See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox