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Where Are Firefox Bookmarks Stored in Windows 10? Answered!

Posted on the 03 September 2019 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks location? – This question arises quite often amongst people because this tool allows you to switch from one page to another quickly, but it is not always clear where it is located and how it can be utilized. Also, at the time of re-installing the system OS or even just the browser, it is necessary to take a backup of your bookmarks so that you can easily revert them back.

Where are Firefox bookmarks stored in Windows 10

The Mozilla Firefox web browser stores browser settings, extensions, bookmarks, saved passwords, etc. in a folder called “Profile.” By having a copy of this folder, you can safely reinstall both the browser itself and all of your previous user data. After installing the browser again, you can use a copy of the profile to get all your passwords, bookmarks, cookies etc.back in place.

So “Firefox Profile folder” is the answer to question i.e., What is the are Firefox bookmarks stored in Windows 10.

Since the Firefox bookmarks are stored in the Profile folder of the Firefox browser, Learn how to reach there. All of these methods work in all versions of Windows.

Using Windows Explorer

To find a location for Firefox bookmarks using Windows Explorer, here’s what you need to do:

1. Open Windows Explorer. 

2. In the address bar, copy-paste the following address:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles replacing “Username” with the one you use to log in and press Enter. 

Or simply using Windows Explorer, follow the path provided below manually.

C:\Users\*your account name*\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

open firefox profile using windows explorer

Alternatively, you can type “%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\” in the Windows 10 Search bar and when the same result appears, click on it. This will directly open the profile folder.

open firefox profile using windows 10 search bar

Now, look for the bookmarks folder in the profile folder. Once you find the bookmarks folder open it to see all your bookmarks at one place.

Using Firefox Browser

To find a Firefox bookmarks location using the browser itself, here’s what you need to do:

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser and press the Alt key on your keyboard. After that, in the top menu bar of your browser, select Help > Troubleshoot Information.

open firefox profile folder using firefox settings

Here, under Application basics, you will find a “Show folder” option in front of the Profile folder option. Simply click on it to open the profile folder.

Tip – Backup Firefox Bookmarks

When you reach the Profile folder using any of the method discussed above, you will find different profiles. Here, click on it.

Where are Firefox bookmarks stored in Windows 10? Answered!

Next, find the folder with name ‘Bookmarkbackups‘, just copy it and save it on different location.

So these are two methods which will lead you to your Mozilla Firefox Browser bookmarks folder. Remember that this article is most relevant for those users who used this application without creating accounts for it.

If you already have a Mozilla Firefox account, you should log in to your account, and after the synchronization procedure, all bookmarks will be available.


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