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14 Oct, 2011

Copy Firefox bookmarks, extensions, profiles etc from one PC to another in Windows XP, 7 and 8

Posted by: mynag In: Solutions & Tips|Windows

I’m going to show you how you can transfer, copy or move Firefox’s bookmarks, addons , plugins, profiles and other settings easily between computers running in Windows XP and Windows 7 without having to do any exporting and importing. This method works and tested on version 3.6 up to version 17. I have not tested on version 18  and above though, you may try it out and let the others know if this works for you.

Firstly you need to make sure you are able to see hidden folders and files in Windows.
If you are not sure how to do that, you can read up on

 

How to view hidden files and folders in Windows XP. or
How to view hidden folders and files in Windows 7 and Windows 8 .

 

There are 2 simple steps to achieve this. First step is to copy the Firefox settings from the source computer. Second step is to place the Firefox settings into the target computer. (You can also do it between users instead of computers).

  1. Open Windows Explorer, go to the folder <C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\> if it is on a Windows 7/8, for Windows XP, go to folder <C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Application Data\Mozilla> where XXX is your Windows Logon username.
  2. Copy all the following folders
    • Extensions
    • Firefox
    • plugins (if you have plugins installed)
  3. On the target computer, paste the folders on to the similar folders.
    <C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\> for Windows 7 and Windows 8
    <C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Application Data\Mozilla> for Windows XP
  4. Similarly, go to the folder <C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Mozilla\> if it is on a Windows 7/8, for Windows XP, go to folder <C:\Documents and Settings\work\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla> and copy thee firefox folder.
  5. Paste the copied folder on to the similar folders of the target computer.
    <C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\> for Windows 7/8
    <C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Application Data\Mozilla> for Windows XP

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