Where can I find my Firefox bookmarks after upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7?

HKB February 15, 2011

I just upgraded my Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed using the Custom Settings without restarting my laptop.

So I have a folder with all my files from Windows Vista. However, since I forgot to backup my bookmarks, I’m hoping they are still there somewhere in the Windows.old folder.

My Question is, where exactly would they be?

  1. Aibek
    February 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Hey HKB,

    Were you able to locate your old Firefox bookmarks? Have you tried the suggestion from Mike? Let us know.


    • Hozefa KB
      February 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      yep, i did, i had to go to

      it was saved as a backup in this folder.
      sorry for late reply

      • Tina
        February 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        Thanks for taking the time to let us know where you found the data! :)

  2. Mike
    February 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    By default Firefox stores the entire profile within the AppData folder:

    It's possible you will have to enable viewing of hidden files and folders in order to find it.
    1. click on Tools > Folder Options... (you might have to press ALT to see the menu)
    2. scroll down until you find "Show hidden files, folders and drives"
    3. activate the radio button and close the Folder Options