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Import bookmarks, cannot find "profile" from my library

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My old macbook air crashed but thankfully the hard drive was salvaged. I am trying to transfer bookmarks from the old hard drive onto my new computer. Unfortunately I never created an account through Mozilla so I didn't have a profile. Is there any way to find these bookmarks from the old hard drive? I've taken the steps to try to find them, but I don't even have a folder called "profile" where it seems the bookmarks should be saved. I have posted a screen shot of what is in my Mozilla folder.

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Thank you all immensely for your help, this worked and I was able to find my most recent .jsonlz4 file by search in Finder!

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Hi! It is a pity that you did not create an account in firefox sync. Try to find the places file.sqlite. Once found, import the found file into firefox

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Sync is an optional feature. Upon installation Firefox automatically creates a profile.

The library path shown in your screenshot isn't correct, the profile wouldn't be in a folder named "Extensions.

See if this support article helps you find your profile:

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder, so make sure to look in the correct location.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:preferences page.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile>/

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • ~/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/

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If you use the Time Machine or other backup then try to restore file(s) from this backup.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Thank you all immensely for your help, this worked and I was able to find my most recent .jsonlz4 file by search in Finder!