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Saving favorites for back-up in Firefox


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oldertoot

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I have switched from IE to Firefox as a browser. I am aware of the procedure for saving favorites in IE in the event of a system failure but I need to know where the favorites folder is located for Firefox so I can save the folder to my flash drive. Thank You.
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Clark76

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Your bookmarks are located here:

My Computer/C/Documents and Settings/Account name/Application Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default(unless another profile was created)/bookmarks.html or a Folder named bookmarkbackups/in that folder the past 5 days of bookmarks are saved

To back up your favorites I prefer to do this

With FireFox open
  • click Bookmarks at the top of the screen
  • click Organize Bookmarks
  • click File
  • Export
  • save it to the location of your choice

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Don't forget to check out all the terrific add-ons and get your favorite plug-ins on the Mozilla site for FF.

Ron
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The nice thing about Firefox (and also Thunderbird) is that you can copy the entire contents of the profile folder to somewhere else, wipe the machine, re-install Firefox and copy your contents back to the new profile and keep all the add-ons, themes, favourites, history, settings, etc.
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You also can get the version that installs on a thumb drive and carry FF where ever you go.

Ron
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Got 'er done! Thanks to all for the helpful info!!!
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You're welcome. Probably got more info then you bargained for. :whistling:

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