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Does anyone know where Firefox is keeping the details about the bookmarks? For example, when I'm browsing the net and I see an interesting page but I don't have time to read it in that moment, I drag&drop it in bookmarks toolbar.

How does Firefox know which those pages are? I'm not talking about right_click->properties. I wish to know where on my HDD those links are kept.


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Actually, Firefox stores your bookmarks in a file called "places.sqlite" in the profile folder. The full path for that file is:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*.default\places.sqlite

If you double click on "bookmarks.html" which UK has pointed, you cannot see your recorded bookmarks in it. You can use Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks -> Import and Backup to import your bookmarks into json or html formats.

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Thanks for the info, didn't know they changed this. Funny thing is since I have an old installation of windows and FF I still have a bunch of bookmarks in bookmarks.html file so I never realized that new ones are not there. – T. Kaltnekar Nov 16 '09 at 11:47
+1 , Yes, I agree with mehper. – ukanth Nov 16 '09 at 12:37

If I am not wrong , Firefox stores it in

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\bookmarks.html
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Just open bookmarks.html (7 KB) and you won't see your recorded bookmarks in it. Please see my answer below. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 16 '09 at 10:22

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