This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help.
my profile on old pc is corrupted. I can only log in locally with another login. I need to copy or back up my firefox bookmarks. how can I do this?
I have a copy of my old profile on my old laptop but I can no longer log in as myself. I can only log into safe mode on my computer. I need to copy my bookmarks to my new laptop. I copied the profiles folder within the Mozilla folder in my local profile. I need to know how to restore my bookmarks.
All Replies (2)
mcioci said: I copied the profiles folder within the Mozilla folder in my local profile.
That will not work as your new profile folder has a different name and Firefox will not recognize the old profile name.
- Having your old profile folder within your new profile folder is simply wasting hard drive space.
- You can copy whatever files you need from the old profile folder to the new profile folder with Firefox closed. In your case, you can then delete the old profile folder that is sitting within the new profile folder OR you can cut that old profile folder and paste to a safe backup place outside of the Firefox new profile folder.
- To open your profile folder you can use the following menu path in Firefox to open a new window with the profile folder: Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting Information > click "Show Folder" to the right of Profile Folder (if using the Menu Bar Help > Troubleshooting Information > click "Show Folder" to the right of Profile Folder).
Bookmarks and History are stored together in a file named places.sqlite. You need to copy that file into your new profile folder and overwrite the existing places.sqlite with Firefox closed if you have not added new Bookmarks to the new profile and have no new history that you wish to keep in the new profile.
If you need other information from your old profile see the following for the file names to copy from the old profile to the new profile. Again, if you have added anything in those new profile folders they will be over-written and the new items will be lost.
Modified by TheOldFox