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Where does firefox store its bookmarks or short cuts in Windows Xp Pro

I'm preparing to rebuild an HP laptop. The user uses FireFox as his primary browser and he also has alot of bookmarks or favorite shortcuts in it. Could you please tell me where Firefox stores its short cuts so that I can copy them while to another location on the network so that he does not lose them?
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mycarefreepcCommented:
Hello -
FireFox uses a single "bookmark" file as opposed to individual files as IE.
The location is in each users profile:
C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Mozilla

Cheers,
Brian
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mycarefreepcCommented:
By the way, I should have mentioned:
http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-wiki_rankings.php?limit=500&categId=1
Great top articles link on Mozilla's site.
Cheers,
Brian
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jbizzle979Commented:
Start
Run
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
OK

That should take you there. You can also right click on any bookmark in the lists and choose properties and look at the path.
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
Brian,

I attempted to copy the entire mozzilla folder but indicated that it was still is use. How do I close it or stop it? Or should I just copy the profiles folder?
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jbizzle979Commented:
You can kill all instances of firefox in the task manager and then try to move the folder.
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mycarefreepcCommented:
You would want to follow what jbizzle said or if that fails use safe mode.
Cheers,
Brian
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Logos077Commented:
Actually If you go to (In firefox) Bookmarks -> Organize bookmarks there is a import and backup. It creates an html file that stores this information and it can be re- imported into firefox. Restoring the bookmarks.
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Marc ZCommented:
easiest way is to open Firefox, go to Bookmarks->Organize Bookmarks and then hit the Import and Backup button and back it up as you desire. Especially if you are using Firefox 3.
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Marc ZCommented:
sorry Logos, didn't mean to repost what you just said.
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Logos077Commented:
Ah That is OK Sorry I posted before you It happens
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Marc ZCommented:
This page will give you much more detailed info on backing up with links to restoring as well.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup
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cheyligerAuthor Commented:
I'll be a bit slow in getting back to everyone who has provided possible solutions for this issue as the laptop as been diverted to another user (emergency). But I will definitely try to get back to you in a timely manner.
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