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Transfer Mozilla FireFox settings from old to new computer

It is possible to transfer all your Mozilla FireFox settings, bookmarks, passwords etc. from your old computer to your new computer.

To move your settings, you will need to locate your Mozilla FireFox profile folder on both the old and new computer. You can then copy them from the old computer to your new computer.

Locate profile folder

The profile folder is stored in Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxxxx.default, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters.
OSUsual profile path
Windows XP/2000 C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User Name]\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxxxx.default
Windows Vista C:\\users\\[User Name]\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxxxx.default
Windows 95/98/Me C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxxxx.default
Linux ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/
Mac OS X ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/

Copy files

You can copy the files from one profile folder to another even between computers. You can also use this to make a backup of your Mozilla FireFox settings.

For more information on profiles read: Mozilla.org How To Manage Profiles