How can I export my Firefox bookmarks and cache of passwords and other info from a Mac to a PC?
I'm getting a new PC later today and was wondering if I could export all of my Firefox settings and info (username/p-word combos for sites, cookies, bookmarks, etc.) from my Mac running OSX (10.4) to the new PC (Windows 7). Want to make the transition smooth as possible, and not having to reconfigure all that stuff would be a big help.
Additional System Details
- Gecko default plugin
- Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
- Java 1.3.1 Plug-in
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
You can copy the relevant files from the profile folder (location where Firefox stores user data) of the Mac, and copy them to the profile folder on the PC. For details of the location of the profile folder see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
The following link gives details of the files that you can copy, as you are using a different OS, do not copy mimeTypes.rdf - https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile