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In what subfolder does the Bookmarks HTML file belong? I copied the file before reinstalling the program, but can't seem to get the Bookmarks to come up.

Matt Clark

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If you're using XP

In reply to: Mozilla Firefox question

it will be located under your use settings (something like this)

C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.3se

There will be a default bookmark file here. Copy yours in to overwrite it.

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In reply to: If you're using XP

You must delete both the current bookmarks.html and bookmarks.bak files prior to pasting your copy in. Otherwise, the .bak file will replace the .html you put in with an html version of itself (a copy of the .html you just deleted).

Also, note that the "application data" folder, and all sub-folders and files are hidden, so you'll have to enable viewing of hidden files by going tools->folder options->view->"show hidden files and folders" first. (You can't just paste in Steve's location because the name of the folder varies...for instance, mine's 9i9jz2zw.default)

Hope this helps,

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