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I am getting a new computer at work in about an hour. I use Firefox at work (unauthorized, oops). The IT person isn't allowed to help me, so I need to know how to transfer my bookmarks in Firefox to my new machine. Can I find them in a file somewhere and move them to the main frame and then back down to my machine again?

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C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ProfileName\bookmarks.html
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Once a get to Documents and Settings/user name/ there is no application data folder, no mozilla, etc. Hmmmmm. I might be dense.




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If all you want to do is copy bookmarks, I found this method online. Don't have firefox on this computer, so I can't verify that all the names are still the same.


    One method is to use the Bookmarks Manager:
    In Firefox Select Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks...
    In the Bookmarks Manager select Import and Backup > Export HTML and save the bookmarks to a file (default name bookmarks.html)

    Copy that file to the new computer and in Firefox open the Bookmarks Manager and select Import and Backup > Import HTML and choose the From File option.



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Go to the tools menu in your explorer window select Folder Options - view - select Show Hidden Files and Folders - apply.
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    If all you want to do is copy bookmarks, I found this method online. Don't have firefox on this computer, so I can't verify that all the names are still the same.


      One method is to use the Bookmarks Manager:
      In Firefox Select Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks...
      In the Bookmarks Manager select Import and Backup > Export HTML and save the bookmarks to a file (default name bookmarks.html)

      Copy that file to the new computer and in Firefox open the Bookmarks Manager and select Import and Backup > Import HTML and choose the From File option.






We have a winner! Thanks very much for your quick work, Mr. Boffo. I am now typing on a brand new Lenovo machine, with my old Gateway beside me. It looks like I am working twice as hard, but I am actually goofing around on this site!




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There's also the extension, Foxmarks, which allows you to manage your bookmarks across several computers. I have it on my home computer, and both computers I use at school/work. When I add, delete, or rename a bookmark on one machine, the next time I open Firefox on another, my bookmarks are synchronized and the changes are reflected.

http://www.foxmarks.com/



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