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Sunday, 12 April 2009 13:17

Firefox has been my browser of choice for a while. A while back, version 3 I believe, Firefox switched from storing it's booksmarks in 'bookmarks.html' to 'places.sqlite'. Unlike the flat file database 'bookmarks.html', 'places.sqlite' does not let you change the location with 'prefs.js'. You can however move 'places.sqlite' and trick Firefox into thinking the file is still there with MKLINK. The file resides in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{your-profile-id}\places.sqlite.  AppData on Windows XP is 'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}' and on Vista it is 'C:\Users\{username}'.

For example on Vista my places.sqlite was stored in 'C:\Users\Grant\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tp4sfudw.default\places.sqlite' and I moved it to 'D:\AppsData\Firefox\places.sqlite'. I then dropped to a command prompt and used:

mklink "C:\Users\Grant\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tp4sfudw.default\places.sqlite"


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Thanks! that helped me in my ever nagging queste to keep my roaming prifile size down! smilies/cheesy.gif
Mick , June 14, 2011 | url

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