How to Find Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks Hidden on Your Computer

Locating your Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks can be helpful when attempting to import them into another Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer, or when you have updated to a newer version of Mozilla Firefox and "lost" the Bookmarks from a previous version. As of late 2009, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 was the most current version of the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.

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In Windows Vista and Windows 7

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Click on the "Computer" icon in the "Start" menu or double-click on the "Computer" Desktop icon.

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Double-click on the "OS (C:)" icon.

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Double-click on the "Users" folder icon.

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Double-click on the folder icon that corresponds to the Windows user account name whose Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks you are attempting to locate.

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Double-click on the "AppData" folder icon.

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Double-click on the "Roaming" folder icon.

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Double-click on the "Mozilla" folder icon.

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Double-click on the "Firefox" folder icon.

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Double-click on the "Profiles" folder icon.

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Double-click on the "xxxxxxxx.default" folder icon (where "xxxxxxxx" represents a random string of eight characters that differs on a computer-to-computer basis).

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Double-click on the "bookmarkbackups" folder icon. This folder contains a number of dated .json files, which themselves contain your bookmarks.

In Windows 2000 and Windows XP

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Click on the "My Computer" icon in the "Start" menu or double-click on the "My Computer" Desktop icon.

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Double-click on the "Local Disk (C:)" icon.

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Double-click on the "Documents and Settings" folder icon.

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Double-click on the folder icon that corresponds to the Windows user account name whose Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks you are attempting to locate.

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Double-click on the "Application Data" folder icon.

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Follow the steps described above for Windows Vista and Windows 7, starting at Step 7.