Copying Firefox Bookmarks from XP to Vista

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Posted on April 09, 2007 1:57 AM in Browsers
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I made the big jump from Windows XP to Windows Vista tonight. One of my first orders of business was to copy over my Firefox (yes, I'm still using it) bookmarks from my DVD backup of my Windows XP settings. As it turns out, doing so wasn't quite as straightforward as I would have liked it to be. Whereas Firefox's bookmarks are stored here on Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\Bernzilla\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\yadayada.default\bookmarks.html

On Windows Vista, they've actually been moved here:

C:\Users\Bernzilla\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ Profiles\yadayada.default\bookmarks.html

So if you've recently made the switch and you're scratching your head, wondering where the bookmarks need to go, there you have it.


Max on April 09, 2007 at 3:43 PM:

Maybe an easier method would be to use foxmarks or zinkmo.


Jeff on April 28, 2007 at 10:49 AM:

Thanks, I knew where the bookmarks were in XP but not Vista. Thanks


Shawn on August 12, 2007 at 2:08 PM:

Many thanks. I've spent the past hour searching for the location of the bookmarks in Vista. Thanks to you, no more searching is needed. :D

Thanks again!


s wood on August 14, 2007 at 5:56 PM:

Thanks for the information. I was just doing the switch from XP to Vista and was scratching my head over where the bookmarks go. Thanks Microsoft for making things easy!


chris on September 05, 2007 at 2:48 PM:

easy to find.
thanks a bunch


Edwin on September 15, 2007 at 2:56 PM:

Great! Thank you, I was exactly searching where the heck the Bookmarks needed to go.


Ed on October 13, 2007 at 5:29 PM:

I love you sooooo much.
For your next trick, can you show us how you set up your freakin' mail.

Personally, my favorite part of Vista is how much the drive search functions do not work in any useful way.


Lawrence the photographer on October 29, 2007 at 5:38 PM:

What a life saver! I would have lost all my photography bookmarks =X Thanks!


Sargi Rubridh on December 22, 2007 at 5:55 PM:

Thanks a lot for posting this, it was a breeze for me to set up my bookmarks in Vista.

What I havent been able to do is the modify the file folder display setting that is in XP to view hidden files and folders.


paul on January 30, 2008 at 1:00 AM:

Thankyou thankyou thankyou


Erik on March 23, 2008 at 8:36 PM:



stefano on April 07, 2008 at 7:37 AM:

i've a few problems switching from xp to vista .
if I copy bookmarks.html from xp to vista in its the new directory, I find out that only a part of links are there. there are a lot missing!!
I use firefox 3 beta 4


futurecop on August 26, 2008 at 3:03 PM:

My thanks, it was difficult to find where the heck the bookmarks went to. Sigh, another annoying step in switching to vista...


Kandi on December 12, 2008 at 7:09 AM:


You can import/export bookmarks.html between any OS by going to Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks -> Import and Backup.

You can import and export bookmarks.html without having to know the paths the bookmarks are stored.


Scott on July 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM:

Hi, looked over all the bookmark comments, but didn't find my problem listed. I went from FF4 to FF5 & lost all my bookmarks, as well its' function... it now won't even bookmark anything. Any help would sure be appreciated. SRoy


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