For every browser users preferences, passwords and bookmarks are saved in profile.Whatever changes made to Firefox while browsing will be saved like history of website addresses that user has visited. This profile is located in a different directory instead of Program Files of Firefox. It is not that much easy to navigate to the Firefox profile directory for novice users incase they want to backup it, but in Firefox 3.6  it’s very easy to open Firefox profile from Help menu.

Location of Firefox profile

Firefox profile is located at “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxx.default” for Windows XP/2000. And for Windows Vista/7 profile can be found at “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Roaming \folder”.

Opening profile in Firefox 3.6

Open Firefox,from Help menu click “Troubleshooting Information “(new entry added to Firefox 3.6 Help menu), in Troubleshooting information page under “Application Basics” click “Open Containing Folder” opposite to “Profile Directory” which will open default profile folder location for Firefox.

Profile directory

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