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Migrated from old Windows XP laptop to new Windows 8 laptop. Bookmarks, passwords, personalized settings are missing?

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We purchased a new Windows 8 laptop. I used Windows Easy Transfer to transfer data from the old laptop to the new laptop. Now, my wife's bookmarks, saved passwords, and other personalized settings do not appear on the new laptop.

I am not sure if Windows Easy Transfer actually migrated my wife's Firefox profile. Where would this be stored on the new laptop?

How can I manually migrate her profile from the old computer to the new computer?

Chosen solution

I do not know anything about Windows 8 but if you have Firefox installed and running there is an easy method of finding your profile: let Firefox do it for you by using the troubleshooting option as explained in this article

I would imagine your wife's profile should be in a similar location to your own but under another user's name.

To manually migrate the profile just overwrite the existing default profile of your wife in Windows 8 with the full profile folder and files from the XP. For full details on how to do this and further background information please look at:

Although I am unable to give you a direct answer to your question I hope the above articles will help, post back with how you get on.

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John99
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Chosen Solution

I do not know anything about Windows 8 but if you have Firefox installed and running there is an easy method of finding your profile: let Firefox do it for you by using the troubleshooting option as explained in this article

I would imagine your wife's profile should be in a similar location to your own but under another user's name.

To manually migrate the profile just overwrite the existing default profile of your wife in Windows 8 with the full profile folder and files from the XP. For full details on how to do this and further background information please look at:

Although I am unable to give you a direct answer to your question I hope the above articles will help, post back with how you get on.

cor-el
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See:

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

See also: