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How do I save and import my bookmarks from another hard drive? When I try to open the installed Firefox on the old drive, it (obviously) opens a browser from the new main drive, free of bookmarks. Is there a way I can save the bookmarks on the old drive w

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How do I save and import my bookmarks from another hard drive? When I try to open the installed Firefox on the old drive, it (obviously) opens a browser from the new main drive, free of bookmarks. Is there a way I can save the bookmarks on the old drive without opening a browser?

The guts of my computer were rearranged and I got a new main hard drive. My old one is still in there and I can get stuff from it, but when I go to the Mozilla folder on the old one, I can't figure out if there's anything I can do to get all my bookmarks from that drive to my new one, where Firefox is newly installed.

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If you open Firefox then Firefox will always use the default profile folder as found via profiles.ini on your system drive.

You either need to import the file in your current default profile or copy the file to your current profile folder while Firefox is closed.

Firefox 3 stores the bookmarks and the browser history in places.sqlite and no longer creates an HTML backup by default. There are also (five) JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder within the Firefox profile folder.

You can either copy the file places.sqlite to your Firefox Profile Folder or import the most recent JSON backup from the bookmarkbackups folder of that old profile.

See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox --- See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

"Application Data" in XP/Win2K and "AppData" in Vista/Windows 7 are hidden folders. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders

Go to: Control Panel > Folder Options > "View" tab > under "Hidden files and folders", select "Show hidden files and folders". You may want to un-check the box "Hide extensions for known file types" to see the file extensions of all files.

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in the old hard drive marked E om my computer, I opened a window and had to type in the address to the file containing the bookmarks named "places.sqlite", it is in a hidden/invisible folder "Applications Data" so typing in the direct path in the window is the only way to it, E:\Documents and Settings\<my computers name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\09zqus1t.default Did the same for the prime hard drive marked C C:\Documents and Settings\<my computers name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\sqjiy0ur.default note the names are not exactly a like so some fishing is required clicked and dragged all the files that I needed to get my settings back to the way they were, started up Firefox and they were back - you will not be able to copy over files while Firefox is on - still don't have the pass words restored, looking for what those file are next. also before i did this I made certain all my anti viruses were up to date and did a scan of my secondary hard drive.