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where does firefox store bookmarks

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the hard drive in my computer crashed. I managed to copy files in firefox's folder to a backup disk. now I have my computer back again, but I can't seem to find my bookmarks after copying the files back onto my new hard drive. I'm running windows 7

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

See Firefox Profile Folder:


  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
  • Vista/Windows 7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
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thank you to Cor-el for the reply. Unfortunately I have no way to make an html out of the old files. I was only able to copy my firefox folder and its contents to a backup drive. I figured if I transferred it back to the the new drive, I'd have a fully functional firefox.

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Sorry. I also could not locate the profile file in the firefox folder on the backup drive

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

See Firefox Profile Folder:


  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
  • Vista/Windows 7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\
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Thank you again for your help, cor-el. Unfortunately I did not make a backup of my profile file apparently. So I'll have to go back and find my websites manually. At least I know now how to prevent this from happening again.