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Transferring bookmarks from XP to 7?

I've hooked up an old hard drive to a brand new computer, and want to transfer my Firefox/Chrome bookmarks, as well as my itunes library. Looking in the old hard drive, I can't find anything that I know I should move, and running Firefox straight from it doesn't bring along any bookmarks...where are these things located?

The itunes thing is pretty complicated, so I'm really just focused on the Firefox/Chrome stuff. I've searched for "bookmarks," and found some files. All I have installed on the new comp now is Chrome, and I don't really know where, or if I can place the old bookmark files. There are two files, bookmarks and bookmarks.bak. Nothing seems to accurately import anything.

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Just to get you started

Just to get you started, probe the Documents and Settings directory on the old drive. You might need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folders.

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Usually quite simple...

Most major browsers support importing/exporting bookmarks/favorites directly from within the browser, be it from the File or Bookmarks/Favorites menu. This includes IE, Firefox, and Chrome. Just export as an HTML file from one on one computer, then import into any browser on any other computer, repeating as desired.

You can also back them up manually, but each browser and each operating system stores them in different locations and in different formats, making the import/export feature quite handy.

Hope this helps,
John

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Usually quite simple...

OK, I got the Chrome stuff.

I haven't installed Firefox on the new comp yet, but when I just run Firefox off of the old hard drive, it doesn't have any of my stuff, even though the files should be there. I also tried copying the entire Mozilla folder from Program Files, and it was still like I just installed it, no bookmarks. I couldn't find any particular bookmark file, either. Should I just install the new one and try to move something?

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File location...

Few browsers store personal settings, bookmarks, etc. in the Program Files directory as they want the deter accidental deletion of the files should you be looking to reinstall or upgrade the software. In the case of Firefox, the bookmarks are located in the following directory:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<your Windows username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<random foldername>
Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\<your Windows username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<random foldername>

Note that multiple Firefox profiles may exist (multiple 'random foldernames'), so you may need to copy the bookmarks files from multiple folders. You can also just copy the entire Profiles directory over from XP to 7 to simplify the process, provided that you install Firefox on the new computer first and also keep in mind that the 7 directory is different than the XP directory, as noted above.

Hope this helps,
John

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