There's no place like 127.0.0.1 (pleasant_muse) wrote in mozilla,

Transferring FireFox Bookmarks

I want to retrieve my old bookmarks and place them on my new PC. Problem is, I can't just log into the old PC. I have to log in via a separate hard drive then access my old files that way.

Meaning that the most logical method would be to just locate the file with all my bookmarks and copy and paste it to my new bookmarks file on the new PC.

Does that make sense?


EDIT: I guess it can't be done because Mozilla wants to avoid bookmark theft or something. If I can't log on to the computer properly, then I can't steal the files.
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el_diavalo

March 13 2010, 14:04:51 UTC 4 years ago

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles

compscilin

March 13 2010, 21:32:27 UTC 4 years ago

Why can't you log into the old PC? Is it just a password issue?

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

pleasant_muse

March 14 2010, 01:20:01 UTC 4 years ago

it's too complicated to detail.

The simplest explanation is that it was hit with a vicious bit of malware

compscilin

March 14 2010, 01:38:08 UTC 4 years ago

You can't pull it out of the user's profile folder (as linked above) What sort of indication is there for your ETA line above?

bookmarks.html is the file you're looking for.

pleasant_muse

March 14 2010, 01:44:48 UTC 4 years ago

I haven't a clue what you just said. I feel dumber than Larry the Cable Guy.

pleasant_muse

March 14 2010, 01:49:04 UTC 4 years ago

it's a PC with two hard drives to choose from. The bookmarks are on the infected drive. Fortunately I can access it by logging into the uninfected drive. But just what am I supposed to copy and paste?

What's more, one hard drive has Windows XP and the destination has Windows Vista. If that makes a difference.

compscilin

March 14 2010, 02:21:05 UTC 4 years ago

Right. You said this, "EDIT: I guess it can't be done because Mozilla wants to avoid bookmark theft or something. If I can't log on to the computer properly, then I can't steal the files."

How did you figure that?

I'll distill down the instructions at http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles#On_Windows_2000_and_XP :

Go to [letter of infected drive]:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.

Find and copy the whole profile to the uninfected drive.

Then follow the instructions here: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile

pleasant_muse

March 22 2010, 02:35:24 UTC 4 years ago

Just an aside... it worked. thanks. I am going to keep this info handy for later.