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Post Posted March 18th, 2017, 2:18 pm

Had to buy a new laptop running Win 10 and need to import my Firefox Favorites/Bookmarks. The old laptop would not boot up so I pulled the HD and bought a SATA to USB cable to transfer photos/music/data etc. Is there a way I can move my Favorites/Bookmarks from the old drive to the new installation of Firefox on my new laptop?

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Post Posted March 18th, 2017, 2:45 pm

See this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

In general, you want to find and copy over the file places.sqlite which contains bookmarks and history information.

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 5:46 pm

You've got to be kidding me - that's the easiest, most straight-forward way?

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 6:32 pm

You see somethings difficult in copying over one file?

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Post Posted March 19th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Copying a file is simple - the rest of the process you linked to is a nightmare for the average tech-novice.

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Post Posted March 20th, 2017, 6:06 am

And yet I did say "In general, you want to find and copy over the file places.sqlite which contains bookmarks and history information."

Have you tried that?

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Post Posted March 26th, 2017, 5:17 pm

Is this the file you said to look for?

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Post Posted March 27th, 2017, 5:05 am

find and copy over the file places.sqlite


That is what I said.

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Post Posted March 28th, 2017, 11:22 pm

Thanks for all your "help", Dan. I found a way to accomplish what I needed to due without jumping through all the ridiculous hoops you suggested.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2017, 4:23 am

Glad to hear that...although I'm still trying to figure out how copying one file from one point to another involves jumping through hoops.

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