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How do I extract my bookmarks from a copy of Firefox on another hard drive?


My main computer died. Apparently power surge fried power supply and mother board. The hard drive was removed and using a USB adaptor I was able to copy the c-drive contents to an external back-up drive. I need the bookmarks file from the version on the crashed system. I have yet been able to figure out a way to access the file. My latest try was to re-name the Mozilla Firefox folder in Program files on this computer and transfer the same folder from the crashed system hard drive. When I booted Firefox, the same bookmarks as ever on this computer,,,, HELP!!!

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If I cannot boot the version of Firefox containing the desired bookmarks, how can I export the bookmarks?

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The bookmarks are not stored in the same place as the program. They are stored in a file called places.sqlite in the profile folder. For details of the location of that folder see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

The following link gives details of the files you can recover from an old profile - https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile