How do I transfer my firefox bookmarks from an external harddrive to my new windows 7 computer?
I backed up my old pc on an external hard drive. Now, I have a new computer with Windows 7 and need to transfer/import my bookmarks from the external hard drive to my new computer. I found my bookmarks file on the external hard drive, I think, but don't know where to put the file on the new pc.
The bookmarks file is called places.sqlite, that file also contains browsing history. You can copy that file from the backup and place it in your current profile folder to restore the bookmarks and history.
An alternative approach if you just want the bookmarks, inside the backup of your profile folder there will be a folder called bookmarkbackups. Inside that folder are files with names in the format bookmarks-yyyy-mm-dd.json, those are backups of your bookmarks. You can import one of those files into your current version of Firefox by following the restore procedure in the Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer article, using the "Choose file" option.