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Can you transfer cookies from failed computer XP Prof to new XP Prof or Win 7 for Chrome and Firefox, Internet Explorer

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I have a  WIndows XP Professional laptop that will not boot up due to hardware issue (not hard drive).  

I will be recovering all user files using USB harnesss to access the hard drive.

The user wants all cookies  recovered from current XP Pro laptop and wants to put on new Windows 7 (or possibly XP Prof. laptop).

The user mainly uses Google Chrome and Firefox and wants cookies recovered so they can put on new Windows 7 (or XP Prof laptop).

Question.

Can all the cookies and web passwords stored for browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Interent Explorer) be just copied  to new computer and put in each browser (Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) and the user will have all his web site passwords the same when he visits his web sites?

1) How can this be done?  What are all the needed files to copy

Chomre, and XP I  know cookies are stored in
c:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\LOcal Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

I read for Internet Explorer you can not just copy the cookies etc to new computer since they use light encryption based on current user windows account and tie to guid etc..  

Thanks

Please provide answer for Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer (all 3).
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by:speshalyst
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For Firefox - you can use an add-on called Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) 2.0
This will backup all the Firefox settings and cookies. .

For IE ... try out .. http://www.backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html
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by:rdwolf
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As I mentioned in original post, the current xp laptop can not boot into windows due to hardware issue.   I need solutions that can be done without windows running on the failed laptop.  Please see info in orig post.

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by:vks_vicky
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Assuming you can access the folders in that system, goto your Windows\Temporary Internet Files and you will find your 'Cookie:...', listed.

I have not tried to copy them and use it on another system without using IE, copy them and try, they might just work!!
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Sorry for overlooking that detail..


for Firefox ..
C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxxx\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

Copy this over to the other machine.. after u install Firefox .. and choose this profile when u load firefox

start>Run
    firefox.exe -profilemanager or firefox.exe -P
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by:rdwolf
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Can anyone provide steps for Chrome as this is this users main browser where he has all his web site passwords etc saved.
See my original post (Current laptop can not run windows due to hardware failure).

Thanks
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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put the hard drive in another computer and image the drive, then restore the image onto the new computer.  Acronis Home with Universal restore will do the job.
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Solutions helped with my question.  Never did get the answer on my Google Chrome specific question.
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