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this might not be the right section for this but anyway:

where do the bookmarks from mozilla firefox save to on windows xp? i want to put all my bookmarks on a cd and transfer them to a new computer.
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It's actually just in a single .HTML file called bookmarks.html. It's located here:

Code:
%appdata%\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\9y4we6k6.default
The "9y4we6k6.default" is actually just a random string, so yours is different.

You can actually copy all of the files in this folder to a safe place, and then copy them to this same location on the new computer (but with a different ".default" name of course). I mean, install Firefox on the new computer, open it, close it, paste these files into that %appdata%\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\randomstring.default folder, open Firefox back up. When you open Firefox after this, it'll be exactly the same way it is right now right down to the very last detail! This even includes any about:config settings you may have customized!

However, there are two things that must still be done: the Plugins must still be installed, and you'll have to click "Find Updates" in the Extensions tab of the Add-ons window.



Edit: Try to avoid using a CD, and use a USB flash drive instead. The reason for this is because if you put all these files onto a CD, then all of their attributes get changed to Read-only.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/4/11 at 12:58am
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If you can still boot the OS just export them, it's much nicer. Otherwise it's in the Application Data in the User's home folder.

C:\\Documents and Settings \\"user name"\\Local Settings\\Application Data

Then it's somewhere in the mozilla profile, profiles are a bunch of numbers. You'll either want to most recent bookmarks backup or something, Idk. It's just much easier to export them as an html.

[edit] Dang, I was beaten.
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With firefox here is what i do: Bookmars / Organize Bookmarks... / Import and Backup / Backup... and then save to your desktop and burn the files if you need to. Open up firefox on the new PC. Same as above except instead of Backup click on Restore / Choose File. Done.

Of course this will only works if you can boot and open firefox
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