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how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

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how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

hi, i have had to wipe the hard drive on my Mac due to software issues. I forgot to back up my bookmarks in Firefox. how do i find the folder in Time Machine to i can import them again ? There are various threads on the web saying go to user / Library / Application Support / Firefox - but i cannot see or find Firefox at all. any help would be greatly appreciated. thx.

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Re: how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

First, please update to Firefox 19.0, the version of Firefox you are running is extremely out of date. Recovering important data from an old profile can help you find your old profile.

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Re: how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

hi there, thank you for your help so far. I still cannot see where in Time Machine the folder is located for my old book marks.

I have now upgraded to the new version of Firefox - called Aurora 2

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Re: how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

Make sure that you install the latest Firefox release version and not an unstable nightly build like Aurora.

You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here:


That folder may be a hidden folder.

Firefox stores the bookmarks and the browser history in places.sqlite and no longer uses an HTML file or creates an HTML backup for the bookmarks.
There are 10 daily rotating JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder within the Firefox profile folder, one for each day that Firefox is started.

See:


In Mac OS X v10.7 and later, the $HOME/Library folder is a hidden folder.

Open Finder and use one of these:

  • Go > Go To Folder (Shift-Command-G) and in the dialog type: ~/Library
  • Open the "Go" menu and hold down the Option key to make the Library appear
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Re: how do i fine the bookmarks folder in Time Machine on OS X 10.8.2

Hi there,

i can now find the folder in my Library.

But i still cannot find the same folder in my hard drive back up on Time Machine.

sorry about this !