Ubuntu: Firefox bookmarks in the Ubuntu files system



Question:

I have accessed my crashed Ubuntu version via live USB trial. Where am I supposed to find my former Firefox bookmarks and history files in order to copy and transfer them into a new installation?


Solution:1

The easiest thing to do would be copying the Firefox profile folder over

~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default  

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Linux

The bookmarks are actually stored in bookmarks.html if you just want that.


Solution:2

If you have never used the firefox option Bookmarks->Show All Bookmarks-> Import and Backup -> Export Bookmarks to HTML, then you will never see a file, bookmarks.html. In such a case, you can probably copy over the history files stored in ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/bookmarkbackups/ where xxxxxxxx.default is a FF assigned directory. And then, don't forget to export the bookmarks to wherever you want them. It will be stored at /bookmarks.html


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