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My computer had a problem and I lost my system drive.

I have got my old Firefox 3 user files with a lot of bookmarks in.

but I cannot seem to find information for putting these bookmmrks into Firefox 4?

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The bookmarks are stored in a file called "bookmarks.html" and you should be able to just import them with the Bookmark Management options in Firefox 4 -- when managing your bookmarks, look for an "Import" option and choose "from file" then navigate to your old Firefox 3 user files and select "bookmarks.html."

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any luck on your openid issues @Randolf? –  studiohack Apr 4 '11 at 18:32
Related: Where does Firefox store bookmarks? –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 4 '11 at 19:06
@studiohack: They haven't responded to my questions about why the URI they provide in the eMail doesn't work (I know how to deal with multi-line URIs), and I'm starting to wonder if OpenID might be one of those "set it up and forget about it" systems. Thanks for following up! (It sure would be nice to just verify my account here with my eMail address.) –  Randolf Richardson Apr 8 '11 at 3:06
@RandolfRichardson: again, anything I can do, just let me know! we're here to help! –  studiohack Apr 8 '11 at 3:59
@studiohack: Anything? >B-) Get SuperUser.com to add a validation mechanism that uses regular eMail addresses. –  Randolf Richardson Apr 12 '11 at 16:41
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I solved my issue : Firefox makes backup bookmark files in the json format located in your user folder appdata/roaming/mozilla/firefox/profiles//bookmarkbackups

the boomarks.html file only kept the default firefox boomarks

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Yakou: That's very good information, thanks! It seems that Firefox has changed over time with regards to what it keeps in that bookmarks.html file. –  Randolf Richardson Apr 8 '11 at 3:07

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