How do I merge my current profile with my backup profile? They r the same default profile.
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0
Well, there's definitely no built-in feature to merge profile data. The Sync service might mix some data from different profiles, but I haven't heard of exactly how to do that safely (i.e., merging instead of having one of them take over).
What data are you trying to combine?
1st off, thx a mill (jscher2000) 4 taking time out of schedule 2day 2 offer wut u could 2 try 2 help the matter. Now in answer 2 ur question, it my desire 2 merge everything. But as I now think about it, being that they're the same default profile, I think all I'd really need 2 keep r the bookmarkz & the search history I guess. And if that is in fact the case, would using the export (HTML) import method do the trick? The main thing is, I don't wanna loose the bookmarkz & history I already have saved in the backup profile.
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For bookmarks, yes, Export to HTML from both profiles and then Import from HTML into both profiles (assuming you want both to match, or one-way only).
- Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks
- Import Bookmarks from an HTML file
Now, History (meaning URLs you visited) doesn't have any kind of export/import. You can archive history from one profile (places.sqlite database file) to a list using an external program such as:
(There might also be an add-on that could do it. I'm not aware of one.)
But I don't think there is a way to stuff the extracted data into a different Firefox profile using any tool I've seen.
If you had a few hundred dollars to hire a programmer familiar with SQLite databases, they might come up with a way using general database tools.
But in a different place you mentioned search history which in Firefox has a different meaning: it is combined with the history Firefox keeps for form field entries. There's no built-in way to export/import this data, and I don't know if there are third party/external/add-on tools for it.
Thx yet again (jscher2000) 4 the extra info, most helpful indeed. Give me ur input as 2 whether my line of thinking is correct or not. After some more thought on this matter, I arrived at the notion that if I used my profile from the last build I installed it should contain all the bookmarkz from that previous build & all the new bookmarkz that were added up til now yes? Bcuz if that is in fact the case, then all I need 2 do is, backup my current profile which would overwrite my current backup profile, then just install my new backup profile in the new build of firefox & then all new bookmarkz would be added 2 the bookmark folder, & then each time when I know that I'm gonna be installing a new copy of firefox I would just need 2 repeat the process yes? Or does it not work that way?
Firefox's bookmarks are stored as a set in a single file, not as atomic files in a folder like Windows favorites. There's no way to merge files to create a more inclusive set. The only way to add the different sets together is to export to HTML, then import to the other profile.