In Mozilla Firefox, your bookmarks, passwords, and settings are saved in something called a profile. This is stored in your hard drive.
Your profile is typically located at C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default
Whenever you need to reinstall Windows, this might create problems, as most of us don’t usually back up our Application Data folder. You probably would want to save your profile instead in your data directory (or folder that you back up frequently)
To move your profile:
- Exit Firefox.
- Move your profile folder to your desired directory. For example, at E:\Settings\Firefox
- Locate profiles.ini. This is typically located at C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\
- Open profiles.ini in your favorite text editor. You should see the following:
Note: xxxxxxxx is an eight-character random value that is automatically assigned by Firefox upon installation.
- Change this to:
IsRelative is changed from 1 to 0 because absolute paths (not relative) are used.
The Path value is changed to reflect the new path of the profile. Simply replace this with your new path, then replace xxxxxxxx.default with the name of your profile directory.
- Save profiles.ini
- Restart Firefox.