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1.1. Retrieving Firefox Bookmarks from Computers

On Windows 2000 and Windows XP, profile folders are in this location, by default:

   C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> 

The Application Data folder is a hidden folder; to show hidden folders, open Windows Explorer and choose "Tools → Folder Options → View (tab) → Show hidden files and folders".

On Windows Vista and Windows 7, profile folders are in this location, by default:

   C:\Users\<Windows login/user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>. 

The AppData folder is a hidden folder; to show hidden folders, open a Windows Explorer window and choose "Organize → Folder and Search Options → Folder Options → View (tab) → Show hidden files and folders".

On Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, you can also use this path to find the profile folder, even when it is hidden:

   %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> 

%APPDATA% is a variable represents the C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>Application Data folder on Windows 2000/XP and the C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming folder on Windows vista and Windows 7. Image:Appdata.png

To find a profile folder in the default location on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7:

   Press "Windows key Image:Windows_Key.png + R" to open the Run box
   (or, you can click "Start → Run..." on Windows 2000/XP)
   In the Run box, type in %APPDATA%
   Click OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear.
   In this window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles. 

Each folder in the "Profiles" folder (e.g., "xxxxxxxx.default") is a profile on your computer.

Grab the folder marked "bookmarkbackups" located inside that "xxxxxxxxxx.default" folder.

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