Copying and Pasting bookmarks from Firefox and Chrome Browsers

 Due to corrupted user profile in Windows 10, I had to create a new use profile after renaming old profile with _old.
 New User profile: C:\Users\Bob
 Old Use profile:     C:\users\Bob_old.

 How can I transfer favorites in Mozila Firefox and Google Chrome under old user profile to new user profile? I did not create any backup under old user profile and I can't log back in to old user profile.

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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
For Google chrome it's stored here: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default - Bookmarks file - try to import it into Chrome

For Firefox:
You might find only one semi-randomly-named profile folder to explore, but if you find more than one, you can check each of them.
Look for a folder named bookmarkbackups which contains files with a .json or .jsonlz4 extension. Each has the date coded into the file name, so you should be able to find the most recent.

Firefox has nothing to do with the Favorites folders. As I mentioned, Firefox stores Bookmarks in the places.sqlite file in the Profile folder.

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist IVCommented:
Corrupt profile as in what is the error/issue/experience?
sgleeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information.

"Corrupt profile as in what is the error/issue/experience?" --> The autocomplete function in Outlook completely stopped working overnight and I noticed that every week or two, this user's outlook have been recreating autocomplete file automatically for some time before it stopped working all together. I tried to copy good autocomplete list into the new/empty autocomplete list, but the very next day, it reverted back to nothing(being empty).
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist IVCommented:
I would have recreated the Outlook profile, not the Windows profile
sgleeAuthor Commented:
"I would have recreated the Outlook profile, not the Windows profile" --> I have created a new Outlook profile, but that did not resolve the problem. Hence new user profile.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
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