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How do I get my bookmarks back after updating to Windows 7?

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I updated to Windows 7 on a new hard drive. I backed up my C:\ drive to a Seagate external hard drive first. After installing Windows & all my programs. I restored the data from my Seagate drive, but I don't have any bookmarks from Firefox. I had over 50 bookmarks and they are all missing. I tried opening the backup and starting Firefox from inside the backup, but I got the newly loaded Firefox with no bookmarks. How can I get them back?

I updated to Windows 7 on a new hard drive. I backed up my C:\ drive to a Seagate external hard drive first. After installing Windows & all my programs. I restored the data from my Seagate drive, but I don't have any bookmarks from Firefox. I had over 50 bookmarks and they are all missing. I tried opening the backup and starting Firefox from inside the backup, but I got the newly loaded Firefox with no bookmarks. How can I get them back?

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See:

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

  • Vista/Windows 7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
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This did not work because I could not create a new profile. Every time I tried to save the info and then copy the places file to it- there was no profile created. Also, I've been using Firefox for a long time, and I never had to create a profile before. However, this is the first clean install of an operating system I've done in years, and that could have something to do with it.

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Use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder