Are you a Linux user experiencing this problem? Please read this post instead.
Picture this: you’ve been using your Windows-based computer for a long time, and during that time, you’ve bookmarked a ton of websites (using Firefox of course). Now, let’s say, that during that time you also failed to either export, or perhaps even back-up your bookmarks (for one reason or another). I believe you know what’s coming next, right?
Well, yes! I have to say this, so let’s just put it out there and say that your main/only hard drive failed, and that you could no longer access the data (since your HDD doesn’t boot any longer), in order to launch Firefox and have your bookmarks exported/backed-up. What would/could you do in such a situation?
The easiest solution would be to just “bite the bullet” and “start from scratch” i.e. get a new computer/hard drive, install Windows afresh, and start bookmarking all over again. Aaaargh! I would hate that, and I’m sure you wouldn’t like it either, correct? So, what other options do we have?
Well, guess what? I’m going to show you exactly how to get your bookmarks transferred to your new computer/hard drive. But before I do that, let me warn you that in order for this to work, it’s important that you are first able to get access to the data on your damaged hard drive (I show you how in this post), and retrieve your bookmarks file. If you’ve tried “every trick in the book” to retrieve your data, and have failed, then this solution isn’t going to help you much either – sorry!