How to Backup and Restore Firefox Bookmarks – wintips.org

Every day we find many useful sites on the Internet and bookmark some or all of them. These favorite (bookmarked) sites are very important, so when we back up our documents and e-mails, we also need to back up the list of favorites (bookmarks) so that we can restore them in case of disk damage or an error. disk format.

This article explains how to back up and restore (transfer) your bookmarks to another computer.

Mozilla Firefox stores all your data (bookmarks, passwords, settings and extensions) under “”.Profiles” folder in the folder “.standard” is included in its name, usually found on your computer under this path:

  • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

for example “%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5 m 6 kg.standard-1384164605892\

The default full path to the Firefox profile store is:

Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\

for example “C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5m6zzekg.standard-1384164605892\”

Windows 8, 7, Vista:
  • C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\

for example: “C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5m6zzekg.standard-1384164605892\

* If ” if you find multiple profile folders underProfiles” folder, then you can find the active profile folder by following these steps:

How to find the address of the Firefox Active Profile folder on the disk

1. Go to Firefox help me Select the menu and “Troubleshooting information

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2. In the Troubleshooting Information window, click “Show folder” to navigate to your profile folder” press the button.

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How to Backup & Restore Firefox Bookmarks

Method 1: Backup Firefox Bookmarks using “JSON” file

Firefox automatically creates a backup copy of your bookmarks inside the “bookmarkbackups” folder (found under Firefox’s profile folder). Inside “bookmarkbackups” folder, you can find several files (max 10 files) named “bookmarks-YY-MM-DD.json” ** YY-MM-DD = Year-Month-Date (of backup) e.g.: “bookmarks-2013-12-17_5.json”. So if you want to backup your Firefox bookmarks the only thing that you have to do is to copy the latest Firefox bookmarks backup file (e.g.: “bookmarks-2014-01-30_1412.json”) to your backup location (e.g. your External hard disk).*

* At this point, I prefer to copy the entire “bookmarkbackups” folder just in case of data corruption.

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How to Restore Firefox Bookmarks using “JSON” file

If you have want to restore (or transfer) your Firefox Bookmarks to another computer:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

2. From Firefox main menu, go to “Bookmarks” and select “Show All Bookmarks”.

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3. At”Library” mirror, ” go toImport and stock” > “RecoverySelect ” and “Select the file“.

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4. select “*.JSON” open the file you want to import (for example “bookmarks-2013-12-16_5.json”) and click “.It’s open“.

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Method 2: Back up your Firefox bookmarks using Firefox’s IMPORT/EXPORT feature

1. It’s open Mozilla Firefox

2. From the Firefox main menu, select “BookmarksSelect ” and “Show all bookmarks“.

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3. At”Library” mirror, ” go toImport and stockSelect ” and “Export bookmarks to HTML“.

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4. Specify the destination address and file name for the exported bookmarks file (for example, “bookmarks”) and click “.Save“.

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How to restore Firefox bookmarks using Firefox’s IMPORT/EXPORT feature

1. It’s open Mozilla Firefox

2. From the Firefox main menu, select “BookmarksSelect ” and “Show all bookmarks“.

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3. At”Library” mirror, ” go toImport and stockSelect ” and “Import bookmarks from HTML“.

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4. Select the bookmarks HTML file you want to import (for example: “bookmarks”) and press “It’s open“.

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That’s it.

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