How to Find Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks Hidden on Your Computer

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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

Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

Double-click on the "Users" folder icon.

Step 4

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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Step 5

Double-click on the "AppData" folder icon.

Step 6

Double-click on the "Roaming" folder icon.

Step 7

Double-click on the "Mozilla" folder icon.

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Step 8

Double-click on the "Firefox" folder icon.

Step 9

Double-click on the "Profiles" folder icon.

Step 10

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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Step 11

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

Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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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Step 5

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

Step 6

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

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