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i used copyed the fire fox datebase (passwords and bookmarks) into extra hard drive then i formated me primere drive and pest the files its not working !

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im was on linux manjaro and fedora and i did some thing bad (idk ) to fedora and it doesn't want work (fedora) sooo i copy the files of the bookmarks from manjaro and fedora (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data) into extra drive and formated the drive that fedora + manjaro was in and installed mint 20 and iv tryed to pest the files from the extra drive and returns me errors in firefox (the files didn't worked ) what should i do

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Can you clarify what files you restored and to what location ?

You can copy certain files with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to transfer or recover personal data. Note that best is to avoid copying a full profile folder. Note that you should be cautious with copying SQLite database files if you previously had problems.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • favicons: favicons.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (encrypted logins;32+) and key4.db (decryption key;58+) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    key3.db support ended in 73+; to use key3.db in 58-72, make sure to remove key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
  • persdict.dat for words added to the spell checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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