Where does firefox store the bookmarks files?
Where does firefox store the bookmarks, saved passwords, optional settings, etc.? Can these files be moved to a directory of my choice so I can easily back them up?
Thank you, Paul
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Firefox stores the user data in the profile folder. For details of the location of the profile folder and its contents see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
To backup the Firefox user data you can backup the entire profile folder.
Thanks for the help on locating the data files.
Is it possible for me to choose a different location and drive for those files that would make backing up this changeable data easier?
On Windows 2000 and Windows XP, profile folders are in this location, by default:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>
The Application Data folder is a hidden folder; to show hidden folders, open Windows Explorer and choose "Tools → Folder Options → View (tab) → Show hidden files and folders".
On Windows Vista and Windows 7, profile folders are in this location, by default:
C:\Users\<Windows login/user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>.
The AppData folder is a hidden folder; to show hidden folders, open a Windows Explorer window and choose "Organize → Folder and Search Options → Folder Options → View (tab) → Show hidden files and folders".
On Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, you can also use this path to find the profile folder, even when it is hidden:
%APPDATA% is a variable 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 and Windows 7. Image:Appdata.png
To find a profile folder in the default location on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7:
Press "Windows key Image:Windows_Key.png + R" to open the Run box (or, you can click "Start → Run..." on Windows 2000/XP) In the Run box, type in %APPDATA% Click OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear. In this window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles.
Each folder in the "Profiles" folder (e.g., "xxxxxxxx.default") is a profile on your computer.