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Can I find my Firefox profile on an external hard drive?
My old laptop was damaged but I managed to save my hard drive. I now have that hard drive plugged in as an external drive on a new computer. I need to restore the bookmarks from my old profile. However when I type %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ in Search (Windows 7) it only searches the C Drive. How can I locate the profile folder and especially the places.sqlite file on the external hard drive that has the data saved from the damaged computer?
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Go into Computer, then find the drive there (it won't be labeled C, it will be something else under Removable storage), navigate to %APPDATA%/roaming/mozilla, etc. to find your profile.
Thanks, my problem is I can't find a directory that contains the %APPDATA% folder on my external drive. I searched under users>documents and under program files with no luck. Do you know the exact path that leads to this folder?
First you have to enable hidden files and folders, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Show-hidden-files.
Then, it should be on your old hard drive, under users/yourusername/appdata/
Thanks for your help!