So you had to do a fresh install of your windows operating system and couldnt migrate your settings for Mozilla over to your new PC? How do you transfer your files then? Mozilla keeps everything in a profile folder for your Mozilla installation, all you need to do is find it. In order to do this Mozilla Firefox needs to be installed onto your new PC Once Firefox is installed, open firefox and follow prompts (dont import anything etc.) and then close the browser Here are the steps to find your profile and move it all over.

  1. Go to the following folder (typical old windows installation path, your path may vary): <windows Drive>Windows.oldUsers<User>AppDataRoamingMozillaFirefoxProfiles
  2. Find your profile (should be one folder in this directory) that looks like <some letters and numbers>.default
  3. Go to the following folder (in a new window): %APPDATA%MozillaFirefoxProfiles
  4. Open the profile that Mozilla created when you re-installed Mozilla on your new PC
  5. Take all the files in the current folder and copy them into a Backup Folder (just in case something happens!)
  6. Go to the old directory (the one in step 1/2) and copy ALL files from that folder into the folder in step 3/4 (overwrite all files when prompted)
  7. Start firefox and you should have all your favourites, history and passwords loaded up

If anything does go wrong in the process you have the backup folder you created in Step 5 just in case! if it is all good, you can keep the folder or delete it, it takes up a very small amount of space Looking for how to do this for internet explorer? Click here

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