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where are my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks stored in my old g4 iMac?

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I have a new Mac, an iMac 21.5 inck 10.6.6 and they transferred all the data from my old iMac g4 into one messy folder. Now I can't find my bookmarks of my old Firefox anymore, can someone please HELP?? thanks

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gettyO,

So, were you able to recover your bookmarks? If so, could you mark the post with the answer that solved your question?

(You shouldn't blame TonyE if you misunderstood his answer or didn't notice that he linked to the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article when he wrote "profile folder". The Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article explains the profile location and content.)

About the file places.sqlite: it isn't just a "bookmarks" file. It also contains your browsing history.

More information: (in case you want another way to restore your bookmarks, either now or in the future.) Firefox 3 and above automatically creates backups of your bookmarks and stores them in the Firefox profile folder, under the "bookmarkbackups" folder, as dated bookmark files in JSON format. You can use the instructions in the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article to restore one of these bookmark backups from any location. Use the "Choose file" option and navigate to the folder that contains the bookmarks backups you wish to use.

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If you were using Firefox 3 or later, they are stored in places.sqlite inside the profile folder. You can copy that file to your current profile folder. If you were using Firefox 2 or earlier, they are stored in bookmarks.html inside the profile folder. You can import that file into Firefox 3.6.13 by using these instructions - Import Bookmarks from an HTML file

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Yes its Firefox 3.6.13 on both computers. There's no file named places.sqlite inside the Profiles folder (inside Mozilla, which is inside Library, right?) in the old computer. What's inside the Profiles folder is a folder named default and inside that there's another folder named yjwx2z4t.slt

Also, in the new computer there's no Mozilla folder in the Library folder whatsoever.

Please help. Thanks.

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Read the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article more closely. You want to look inside your <"username">Library /Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/default folder for places.sqlite.

(The Library/Mozilla/Profiles/default/yjwx2z4t.slt folder you found is from Mozilla Suite or SeaMonkey 1.x)

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TonyE's answer was misleading and sloppy, and he made a mistake with 'profile'. It's 'profiles'. Also, he never mentioned where the folder was vaguely located.

And please congratulate the 'genius' who came up with the idea of storing the bookmarks under 'places.sqlite', instead of simply 'bookmarks'.

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gettyO,

So, were you able to recover your bookmarks? If so, could you mark the post with the answer that solved your question?

(You shouldn't blame TonyE if you misunderstood his answer or didn't notice that he linked to the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article when he wrote "profile folder". The Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article explains the profile location and content.)

About the file places.sqlite: it isn't just a "bookmarks" file. It also contains your browsing history.

More information: (in case you want another way to restore your bookmarks, either now or in the future.) Firefox 3 and above automatically creates backups of your bookmarks and stores them in the Firefox profile folder, under the "bookmarkbackups" folder, as dated bookmark files in JSON format. You can use the instructions in the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article to restore one of these bookmark backups from any location. Use the "Choose file" option and navigate to the folder that contains the bookmarks backups you wish to use.

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yes I was able to recover them, thanks. It's just unfortunate that Mozilla tries to hide the bookmarks so well, I wonder what the purpose is.

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Glad to hear you were able to restore your old bookmarks.

Yes, it's too bad the file that stores Firefox bookmarks isn't easier to discover.