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Mozilla Firefox location of bookmarks in XP

Hello
Title says it all mostly

Can anyone say where is the Mozilla Firefox location of bookmarks in XP.

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john
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Search for places.sqlite. It's usually on %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

documents and settings/user/application data/mozilla/firefox/profiles in XP

HTH,
Dan
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
What is it you want to do?
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dan
I found
documents and settings/user/application data/mozilla/firefox/profiles/112uybhe.default/bookmarkbackups
which looked likely but it was empty.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Your bookmarks are inside places.sqlite.

If you simply need to export your bookmarks, use Mozbackup
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
'places.sqlite' is not a text file, it is an SQLite formatted database file.
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
I have a backup of the c: drive as it was in XP and I am trying to bring across bookmarks from XP to Windows 7
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
copy that places.sqlite file and replace the one in Windows 7.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
What Dan said ^^^
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Ok but where do I find it please. A search did not find it.

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Should be here:
documents and settings/user/application data/mozilla/firefox/profiles/112uybhe.default/places.sqlite

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Marc ZCommented:
You will need to make sure you are viewing hidden Files and Folders.
Windows Control Panel->Folder Options->View->Advanced and Check the "Display Hidden Files and Folders"
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
At the moment the backup software does not seem to allow me to open the files and I am awaiting information from the supplier.
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Marc ZCommented:
What is the backup software?  What error are you getting when trying to view/open?
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
AOMEI Backupper is the software and I think the message is that I dont have permissions I have checked the security levels for the administrator and they seem correct.
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Marc ZCommented:
Copy the Profile folder to your local machine, and then try to take Possession of the folders/files as
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks thats an interesting article.
In advanced Security settings when I apply I get an error

The media is write protected.
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Marc ZCommented:
Did you copy the profile folder to your local machine?
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks

I copied c: as a backup file.
Does that answer you question?
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Marc ZCommented:
No.  But perhaps  I misunderstood you.

1. Have you Located the places.sqlite that  you are looking for? As Dan Craciun pointed you to it above, it would be IN your Backup at
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

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Where <user> is the users name that the old computer Logged in with, and <profile> will be a mixed up set of alpha numerics set by Firefox when it was created typically around 8 characters.
However, you will need to Copy that Profiles folder to your local machine if you cannot open it while looking at it in your Backup program.  I just looked at your backup program it looks to me like it might have simply Imaged the hard drive.  If you Can't Mount that Image within the Backup program, and then Extract the data you need,  then you may have to Mount it to a blank hard drive so you don't over write something else on an existing hard drive.
The instructions on how to Mount the Image with that backup is here.
http://www.backup-utility.com/features/selective-file-restore.html
After Exploring, you should be able to Copy the places.sqlite, or the entire Profile folder so you can Access it .
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks mtz1of4 for that excellent explanation.

To familiarize myself with some of the items mentioned I decided to have a look for places.sqlite in my new win7 outlook2007
I looked at C:\users\username\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\oyc5j651,default\OfflineCache\ and found index.sqlite but could not find places.sqlite.

When an AOMEI single file restore is required the following is carried out, (copied from AOMEI Screen)

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"Image preview is initializing...
Checking integrity of the image files...
Attach volume 0 as J:.

The partitions in the backup file have been attached to virtual partitions, now you can enter into "My Computer" or open "Windows Explorer" to explore them."
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The idea is that you open the J: partition and all files are there.
The J: partition opens OK but when I get to J:\Documents and Settings\username\ it fails to open  with

You dont currently have permission to access this folder.
There is a continue button with
Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder but it fails as well.

The Advanced Security settings for <username> show Full control but if I try to change anything I get the message "The media is write protected".

As mentioned I have raised a query with AOMEI but not had a reply yet.

The operations at
http://www.backup-utility.com/features/selective-file-restore.html do not work for me after step 5.
Regards
John
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
At last I have managed to get copy places.sqlite from my back up but now I cannot find places.sqlite on my C: Drive I can see index.sqlite, but not places.sqlite

Any ideas what action I should carry out please?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Click on Start, then on Run, then paste this in the run box:
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

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It will open an Explorer window with a folder called {somethingrandom}.default.

Paste the places.sqlite file in that folder.
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for so many helpful suggestions.
I eventually found out from the backup software supplier that one way to get to the file would be to restore the drive to another disc and recover from there. This I did and was the able to copy and paste the file. So I have my bookmarks back and more knowledge of how to do these things!
Sorry there are not more points to distribute and
Thanks again
John
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