Quote: Originally Posted by bualle
First of all, I'm running windows 7 pro 64bit, with the latest version of firefox installed.
This has got me stumped. In xp I had a program set to regularly backup my firefox profiles folder. The most important file in this folder was (and still is) bookmarks.html.
Since I moved to windows 7 I've had the following small problem (to save anybody wasting time telling me things I already know, I am aware of exporting bookmarks from the bookmarks menu, and I also know about mozbackup, but I like the mozilla profile backup to run along with all my other automated backups).
I have googled all over the place about this, and I know that bookmarks.html is meant to be in
C:\Users\ME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\"random_numbered_folder".default, but it is not.
There is an out of date bookmarks html folder in there (the entries are not what I currently have in firefox bookmarks). It's obviously not where firefox is getting the bookmarks from, as I shut down firefox, moved the file to desktop so that there was no bookmarks.html in the profiles folder, and restarted firefox.
When I restarted firefox all my bookmarks were there exactly as they should be.
I've searched the C drive to death but I cannot find out where the current bookmarks.html is.
Can anyone shed some light on this.
Many thanks for any replies.
Bookmarks are stored in:
In the same folder, you will see a bookmarkbackups folder. Inside there, you will see backups of your bookmarks that can be imported back into firefox.
The .json file with the most recent date is your current bookmark backup file.
The bookmarks.html file doesn't store bookmarks itself and never has, so if you were backing that up, you weren't getting anything. The contents of bookmarks.html are shown below for reference: Bookmarks
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