Where are Android's bookmarks kept?

Dear List,

I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
Anyone know where they are kept?

Many thanks,
-T
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T
10/7/2017 7:24:03 AM
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On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:24:03 -0700, T wrote:

> Dear List,
> 
> I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
> Anyone know where they are kept?
> 
> Many thanks,
> -T

They're in the profile folder:
/data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/xxxxxxx.default/
I think they're in browser.db which is an sqlite database, but I'm not 
sure.

If your device is rooted you can copy it - or the whole profile. If it's 
not rooted you can't.

You can sync it to a desktop machine and backup the bookmarks there, 
which should include the mobile ones.

BTW, on you should be able to see the profile folder by using this URL in 
Firefox itself:
file:///data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/

Depending on the version of Android you may have to give the Firefox App 
'storage' permissions in settings.
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Dave
10/8/2017 2:04:51 PM
On 10/08/2017 07:04 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:24:03 -0700, T wrote:
> 
>> Dear List,
>>
>> I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
>> Anyone know where they are kept?
>>
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> 
> They're in the profile folder:
> /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/xxxxxxx.default/
> I think they're in browser.db which is an sqlite database, but I'm not
> sure.
> 
> If your device is rooted you can copy it - or the whole profile. If it's
> not rooted you can't.
> 
> You can sync it to a desktop machine and backup the bookmarks there,
> which should include the mobile ones.
> 
> BTW, on you should be able to see the profile folder by using this URL in
> Firefox itself:
> file:///data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/
> 
> Depending on the version of Android you may have to give the Firefox App
> 'storage' permissions in settings.
> 

Thank you!
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T
10/8/2017 9:35:09 PM
On 10/08/2017 07:04 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:24:03 -0700, T wrote:
> 
>> Dear List,
>>
>> I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
>> Anyone know where they are kept?
>>
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> 
> They're in the profile folder:
> /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/xxxxxxx.default/

I only see a /data/log folder.  Is that the root thing?
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T
10/8/2017 10:32:04 PM
On Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:32:04 -0700, T wrote:

> On 10/08/2017 07:04 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
>> On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:24:03 -0700, T wrote:
>> 
>>> Dear List,
>>>
>>> I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
>>> Anyone know where they are kept?
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>> -T
>> 
>> They're in the profile folder:
>> /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/xxxxxxx.default/
> 
> I only see a /data/log folder.  Is that the root thing?

Yes. On a normal (non-rooted) device apps cannot access other apps' data. 
So only Firefox itself can see its profile.
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Dave
10/9/2017 11:55:31 AM
On 10/09/2017 04:55 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:32:04 -0700, T wrote:
> 
>> On 10/08/2017 07:04 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
>>> On Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:24:03 -0700, T wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear List,
>>>>
>>>> I want to back up my wife's Android Firefox bookmarks.
>>>> Anyone know where they are kept?
>>>>
>>>> Many thanks,
>>>> -T
>>>
>>> They're in the profile folder:
>>> /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/xxxxxxx.default/
>>
>> I only see a /data/log folder.  Is that the root thing?
> 
> Yes. On a normal (non-rooted) device apps cannot access other apps' data.
> So only Firefox itself can see its profile.
> 

I think I will just sync the bookmarks.

Thank you for the help!
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T
10/9/2017 10:24:20 PM
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