How to backup bookmarks in firefox

By jools182
Jun 6, 2008
  1. Hi

    I have heard of a few people losing their firefox bookmarks

    Whats the best way to back them up?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Ordinarily you don't have to manually back up your bookmarks. It's done automatically. If people lose their bookmarks, I suspect they don't know where to look for them. The folder where they reside is not located under Program Files.

    In Windows 2000/XP you can check to see if yours are being backed up by looking here: C:\Documents and Settings\[your user name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[random characters].default\bookmarkbackups

    Mine are backed up daily although only 5 or so backups are stored at any one time.

    To use a backup file, remove the "date" portion of the file name and insert it one folder up.
  3. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    thanks for that :)
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    You're very welcome!
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