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Sunday 6 April 2014

How to Restore Mozilla Firefox bookmarks from the old user profile in windows

If you forgot to take a backup of Mozilla Firefox bookmarks before Changing or renaming the windows user profile, then follow below procedure to bring your bookmarks back in new profile.

Solution : 
Go to the default path of Bookmarks in old user profile and copy complete "profile folder" and save in new user profile in default path and rename it as it is according to the new profile name.
Default Location :
In Old User Profile "- C:\Users\dhirajg-old\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\il03vs0r.default-1356582610940
In New User Profile "- C:\Users\dhirajg\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5id2ry2t.default

E.g. "- According to Above path “il03vs0r.default-1356582610940” is in old user profile folder which have already bookmarks saved and “5id2ry2t.default” is in new user profile folder.
Now copy complete old profile folder in new profile then rename5id2ry2t.default” as a “5id2ry2t.default-old” and rename “il03vs0r.default-1356582610940” as a “5id2ry2t.default
Now open Mozilla Firefox and check your bookmarks, it should be showing in the same.

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