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unsolved & unanswered still: we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles

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we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles

two profiles:

1. the current default one

2. and the old profile that has been transferred into the new profile

only comment with the steps very very clearly


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old profile is firefox dev edition if that matters

good steps would have already included info on if that mattered or not anyway



old version:

could you please list the steps that are needed to create a new profile, and what folder in win10 would that profile be in?

a new profile in addition to the current one

for win10

i'd like to transfer/move a profile i had into the 'new profile' created

need the steps please

we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles two profiles: 1. the current default one 2. and the old profile that has been transferred into the new profile only comment with the steps very very clearly --- old profile is firefox dev edition if that matters good steps would have already included info on if that mattered or not anyway ---- old version: could you please list the steps that are needed to create a new profile, and what folder in win10 would that profile be in? a new profile in addition to the current one for win10 i'd like to transfer/move a profile i had into the 'new profile' created need the steps please

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Fragesteller

does it matter if the old profile is a dev edition?

does it still work if old profile is a dev edition

does it matter if the old profile is a dev edition? does it still work if old profile is a dev edition

Fragesteller

do you need to rename anything??

i still need the full steps clearly

do you need to rename anything?? i still need the full steps clearly
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All things have been covered in 2 questions you have with almost the same title. Enough is enough as provided duplicate information X times over.

It is time to start trying to do what you want.

This question has been asked and answered.

All things have been covered in 2 questions you have with almost the same title. Enough is enough as provided duplicate information X times over. It is time to start trying to do what you want. This question has been asked and answered.

Fragesteller

this is unanswered & unsolved, im the OP

where's the direct answers to any of the questions??

"You can copy files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data."

'with Firefox closed to the current' -- that doesnt make any sense.

- are you saying when firefox is closed?

- what are you saying??

this is unanswered & unsolved, im the OP where's the direct answers to any of the questions?? "You can copy files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data." 'with Firefox closed to the current' -- that doesnt make any sense. - are you saying when firefox is closed? - what are you saying??

Fragesteller

"The Profile Contains :"

when was the question 'what does the profile contain' asked?

that question was never asked here

all of the questions that was asked has never been answered so far

we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles

"The Profile Contains :" when was the question 'what does the profile contain' asked? that question was never asked here all of the questions that was asked has never been answered so far '''we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles'''

Fragesteller

where are the full steps to do something basic like this??

two profiles:

1. the current default one

2. and the old profile that has been transferred into the new profile

only comment with the steps very very clearly


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old profile is firefox dev edition if that matters

good steps would have already included info on if that mattered or not anyway

'''where are the full steps to do something basic like this??''' two profiles: 1. the current default one 2. and the old profile that has been transferred into the new profile only comment with the steps very very clearly --- old profile is firefox dev edition if that matters good steps would have already included info on if that mattered or not anyway

Fragesteller

"This thread was closed. Please ask a new question if you need help."

well a question was asked, but it was close so why does it say to

Please ask a new question if you need help."

???

still need the steps

"This thread was closed. Please ask a new question if you need help." well a question was asked, but it was close so why does it say to '''Please ask a new question if you need help."''' ??? still need the steps

Fragesteller

i want to make it clear that i never asked what are the files a profile contains

and yet that comment was said: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1226090#answer-1133946

that is not an answer to a non-existent question

'''i want to make it clear that i never asked what are the files a profile contains''' and yet that comment was said: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1226090#answer-1133946 '''that is not an answer to a non-existent question'''

Fragesteller

i also want to make it clear i never said anything about 'sharing profiles using different computer systems' @FredMcD

so that again is not a direct or good answer the ANY of the unanswered & unsolved questions asked thus far

'''i also want to make it clear i never said anything about 'sharing profiles using different computer systems'''' @FredMcD '''so that again is not a direct or good answer the ANY of the unanswered & unsolved questions asked thus far'''
cor-el
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Use the button on the about:support page or the about:profiles page to go to the current profile folder. Then you need to close Firefox (File -> Exit). Once Firefox is closed then you can use a file manager to copy files from the other profile to the current profile.

Use the button on the about:support page or the about:profiles page to go to the current profile folder. Then you need to close Firefox (File -> Exit). Once Firefox is closed then you can use a file manager to copy files from the other profile to the current profile.

Fragesteller

"to copy files from the other profile to the current profile."

what are the steps cos i did this

and it doesnt work currently

"to copy files from the other profile to the current profile." what are the steps cos i did this and it doesnt work currently
the-edmeister
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helpwitfirefoxstuff said

"to copy files from the other profile to the current profile." what are the steps cos i did this and it doesnt work currently

If you can't successfully Copy & Paste files from one Windows Explorer window into another Windows Explorer window this process is probably beyond your capabilities. You need to master the basic operating system skills before moving on to the more complicated facets involved with manually working with applications and their data files.


You were given links the the basics by Pkshadow in his posting here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1220304#answer-1118502 - and your response was "this is far too much".

Have you even tried to read, understand, and digest the information that was hyperlinked in that answer - over the last month and a half?

There is no "simple" way, it is a complicated process which is made worse when the user needing help hasn't yet mastered the basics of working with files in the operating system. Overall it's a matter of learning it in small steps in sequence to achieve the desired goal.

''helpwitfirefoxstuff [[#answer-1133999|said]]'' <blockquote> "to copy files from the other profile to the current profile." what are the steps cos i did this and it doesnt work currently </blockquote> If you can't successfully Copy & Paste files from one Windows Explorer window into another Windows Explorer window this process is probably beyond your capabilities. You need to master the basic operating system skills before moving on to the more complicated facets involved with manually working with applications and their data files. ---------------------- You were given links the the basics by Pkshadow in his posting here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1220304#answer-1118502 - and your response was '''''"this is far too much"'''''. Have you '''''even''''' tried to read, understand, and digest the information that was hyperlinked in that answer - over the last month and a half? There is no "simple" way, it is a complicated process which is made worse when the user needing help hasn't yet mastered the basics of working with files in the operating system. Overall it's a matter of learning it in small steps in sequence to achieve the desired goal.
the-edmeister
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You may want to follow this thread over @reddit - sounds similar to what you asked here,

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/8zhv2b/can_someone_help_need_the_full_steps_to_transfer/

You may want to follow this thread over @reddit - sounds similar to what you asked here, https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/8zhv2b/can_someone_help_need_the_full_steps_to_transfer/
Tyler Downer
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The steps very simply are this:

Simple enough.

The steps very simply are this: * Using the Firefox Profile manager, create a second profile ([[Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox profiles]]) * Open the First profile in the Windows File Explorer * Copy EVERYTHING * Paste EVERYTHING into the new profile * Done. Simple enough.

Fragesteller

'There is no "simple" way,'

really? so when are they going to fix it?

'may want to follow'

only link to answers, not random things that have no good replies

'There is no "simple" way,' really? so when are they going to fix it? 'may want to follow' only link to answers, not random things that have no good replies
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You've been given the steps to do this. There is not another way, nor are there plans to change how profiles behave in Firefox.

You can ask for clarification on the steps, or I can lock your thread.

You've been given the steps to do this. There is not another way, nor are there plans to change how profiles behave in Firefox. You can ask for clarification on the steps, or I can lock your thread.

Fragesteller

'create a second profile'

you cant just copy paste? you need to create a 2nd profile??

why nobody say that?

what's the steps to create 2nd profile?

the link is too complex as someone had already noted (too complex)

it's not listed in simple steps, and there's too much colours and nosie and all this other confusion that makes it hard

'create a second profile' you cant just copy paste? you need to create a 2nd profile?? why nobody say that? what's the steps to create 2nd profile? the link is too complex as someone had already noted (too complex) it's not listed in simple steps, and there's too much colours and nosie and all this other confusion that makes it hard

Fragesteller

i'll liek to make it clear that this is simple with chrome and not firefox, so when it comes to all software, remmber to blame the designer, not the user

if that isnt already well known i've tons of links from the best ppl in society, just ask me

'''i'll liek to make it clear that this is simple with chrome and not firefox, so when it comes to all software, remmber to blame the designer, not the user''' if that isnt already well known i've tons of links from the best ppl in society, just ask me
Tyler Downer
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I gave you explicit and clear directions on how to create a new profile, and copy everything. What more do you want?

I gave you explicit and clear directions on how to create a new profile, and copy everything. What more do you want?
Tyler Downer
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I gave all needed directions above. What is specifically confusing?

I gave all needed directions above. What is specifically confusing?