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

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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!!!

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?

TonyE
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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

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