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I am trying to locate the Profile folder on windows 8 so I can bring my bookmarks and passwords over from an XP system and can't locate where mozilla put it.

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your help page hasn't been updated for windows 8 yet. I need to know how to find the profiles folder on windows 8 so I can update it with the copy I have taken on my XP machine for the ultimate goal of transferring my bookmarks and passwords from 1 machine to another.

your help page hasn't been updated for windows 8 yet. I need to know how to find the profiles folder on windows 8 so I can update it with the copy I have taken on my XP machine for the ultimate goal of transferring my bookmarks and passwords from 1 machine to another.

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You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and later Windows 7+ versions are hidden folders.


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If you have Firefox installed, use

Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button

to go straight to the currently active profile folder.

If you prefer not to access it that way, try pasting the following path --

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

-- into either of these:

  • Windows Explorer path (if Windows Explorer still exists?!)
  • Start menu search box (if you can find a Start menu?!)
If you have Firefox installed, use Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button to go straight to the currently active profile folder. If you prefer not to access it that way, try pasting the following path -- %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles -- into either of these: * Windows Explorer path (if Windows Explorer still exists?!) * Start menu search box (if you can find a Start menu?!)
cor-el
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You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and later Windows 7+ versions are hidden folders.


You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder The "Application Data" folder in XP/Win2K and the "AppData" folder in Windows Vista and later Windows 7+ versions are hidden folders. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders ---- *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

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Thank you to both cor-el and jscher2000.

the *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder part worked perfectly and once I turned on the view hidden folders (thanks again cor-el) I was able to copy the contents from the backed up profile into the new profile folder. Problem solved

Thank you to both cor-el and jscher2000. the *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder part worked perfectly and once I turned on the view hidden folders (thanks again cor-el) I was able to copy the contents from the backed up profile into the new profile folder. Problem solved