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Export History in Firefox?

by brykmantra / September 8, 2007 3:41 AM PDT

Quick question: Is it possible to export the History in Firefox?

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Just a thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2007 4:03 AM PDT
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Hmm ...
by brykmantra / September 8, 2007 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a thought.

Well, that answers my nagging question of whether there's a Firefox command that I'm overlooking -- apparently I'm not ... !

So I'll try the Dork thing, and also the other article linked therein ... although converting DAT files to text and extracting links from there, it might be more trouble than it's worth ...

So since this is for my wife, who uses her History file in lieu of Bookmarks/Favorites, and now needs a new HD, I may just tell her she's out of luck ... !

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Just transfer over the profile...
by John.Wilkinson / September 8, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmm ...

You can backup the entire Firefox profile, including bookmarks, extensions, settings, and history, then paste it into the Firefox profile directory on the new hard drive/computer. No editing is necessary. The locations are as follow:

Windows Vista:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

Windows 2000/XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

Windows 95/98:
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

~/.mozilla/firefox/random characters.default

Mac OS X:
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/random characters.default

* The location of this folder varies based on your operating system.
* Note that "username" is your Windows username.
* Note that "random characters" is actually a series of random characters.
* The Application Data/AppData folder is hidden by default. To view it, you must go Tools->Folder Options, select the View tab, and select "show hidden files and folders" before proceeding. (Vista users can press the Alt key to temporarily display the File menu.)

Hope this helps,

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It's starting to make sense now ...
by brykmantra / September 8, 2007 11:39 AM PDT

Between John's answer, and the article that Bob linked to ...

I haven't used FF much myself, preferring IE because of my blog-posting and browsing preferences, but it sounds like this will work.

Thanks again, Bob & John!

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Okay, got it done ...
by brykmantra / September 9, 2007 1:53 PM PDT

Thanks again guys!

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Works in FF 8.0
by mvadu / November 14, 2011 5:54 AM PST

Works in latest and greatest FF 8.0

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