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I returned a leased iMac Pro two weeks before I bought a new iMac desktop so haven't migrated my Firefox bookmarks. Is it possible to retrieve them?

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Is it possible to retrieve my bookmarks from past Firefox usage without the old computer?

I don't remember my old username or password, but my email address is the same.

Is it possible to retrieve my bookmarks from past Firefox usage without the old computer? I don't remember my old username or password, but my email address is the same.

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If you haven't used Sync and you don't have the computer (or at least the hard drive) any more, your best bet would have been to back up your bookmarks manually before swapping it out with a new iMac.

If you didn't copy over your profile folder, then it looks like the only way to get back your bookmarks would be to get the old computer back and retrieve your bookmarks. If you would've used Sync, your bookmarks would've been stored onto Mozilla's Sync server(s)

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Were you using the Sync service?

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No. Basically I only left myself time to dump files from the old computer to an external hard drive, and didn't know what to do about the Firefox stuff.

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If you haven't used Sync and you don't have the computer (or at least the hard drive) any more, your best bet would have been to back up your bookmarks manually before swapping it out with a new iMac.

If you didn't copy over your profile folder, then it looks like the only way to get back your bookmarks would be to get the old computer back and retrieve your bookmarks. If you would've used Sync, your bookmarks would've been stored onto Mozilla's Sync server(s)

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Thanks for your help Sam. I'll be more careful/savvy with this new computer.