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Cannot import data from Old FireFox data folder. Have followed all steps. No luck. Help please.

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It seems I am not the only one with this problem. Cannot import data from Old FireFox data file to my newly installed FireFox browser. I have followed the copy /paste steps given to no avail. Has anyone found a solution?

It seems I am not the only one with this problem. Cannot import data from Old FireFox data file to my newly installed FireFox browser. I have followed the copy /paste steps given to no avail. Has anyone found a solution?

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You can either copy places.sqlite from the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to the current profile folder or restore the bookmarks from a compressed .jsonlz4 in the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

If you want to recover more personal data then see my above reply for the details.

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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FredMcD
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Explain in detail how you are trying to copy the data, and what happens.


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox? Look inside. Look for the folder with the latest creation date.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

Explain in detail how you are trying to copy the data, and what happens. Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' Look inside. Look for the folder with the latest creation date. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible
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What data are you trying to import/recover ?

What kind of issues did you previously had that you decided to use the refresh feature in Firefox ?

What data are you trying to import/recover ? What kind of issues did you previously had that you decided to use the refresh feature in Firefox ?
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Trying to recover my bookmarks. Bought a new hard drive and have reinstalled everything. I want to recover my older bookmarks from the Old FireFox Data folder that was from my old drive.

Trying to recover my bookmarks. Bought a new hard drive and have reinstalled everything. I want to recover my older bookmarks from the Old FireFox Data folder that was from my old drive.
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FredMcD said

Explain in detail how you are trying to copy the data, and what happens. I followed these steps : On the desktop you should see a folder called 'Old Firefox Data' open it and copy all the data by highlighting and selecting everything in that folder, then right click and select copy. Now open FIrefox. Head on over to about:profiles by typing it in your URL bar. Click on the Open Folder button under the Local Directory, not root. Then right click when inside the new profile folder and select paste. Then restart Firefox. You should now have all your previous bookmarks, and data back. Nothing happens. My old bookmarks were not imported.
''FredMcD [[#answer-1257326|said]]'' <blockquote> Explain in detail how you are trying to copy the data, and what happens. I followed these steps : ''On the desktop you should see a folder called 'Old Firefox Data' open it and copy all the data by highlighting and selecting everything in that folder, then right click and select copy. Now open FIrefox. Head on over to about:profiles by typing it in your URL bar. Click on the Open Folder button under the Local Directory, not root. Then right click when inside the new profile folder and select paste. Then restart Firefox. You should now have all your previous bookmarks, and data back.'' Nothing happens. My old bookmarks were not imported.
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If you still have the old drive hooked up then you should be able to access your previously used profile folder on that drive.

The Firefox profile folder is in a hidden location in AppData\Roaming, so make sure you can see hidden files and folders.


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

  • bookmarks and history: places.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 (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling 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)

See also:

If you still have the old drive hooked up then you should be able to access your previously used profile folder on that drive. The Firefox profile folder is in a hidden location in AppData\Roaming, so make sure you can see hidden files and folders. *C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\&lt;profile&gt;\ *https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files ----- You can copy files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data. *bookmarks and history: places.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 (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager<br>if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db *cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager<br>if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db *persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling 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) See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile
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cor-el said

If you still have the old drive hooked up then you should be able to access your previously used profile folder on that drive. The Firefox profile folder is in a hidden location in AppData\Roaming, so make sure you can see hidden files and folders.

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

  • bookmarks and history: places.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 (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
    if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
    if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling 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)

See also:

I do not have the old drive. It crashed. I had a company retrieve all my data. I need to use the FireFox Old Data folder's content to retreive my book marks.

''cor-el [[#answer-1257649|said]]'' <blockquote> If you still have the old drive hooked up then you should be able to access your previously used profile folder on that drive. The Firefox profile folder is in a hidden location in AppData\Roaming, so make sure you can see hidden files and folders. *C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\&lt;profile&gt;\ *https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files ----- You can copy files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data. *bookmarks and history: places.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 (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager<br>if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db *cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager<br>if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db *persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling 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) See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile </blockquote> I do not have the old drive. It crashed. I had a company retrieve all my data. I need to use the FireFox Old Data folder's content to retreive my book marks.
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Ausgewählte Lösung

You can either copy places.sqlite from the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to the current profile folder or restore the bookmarks from a compressed .jsonlz4 in the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

If you want to recover more personal data then see my above reply for the details.

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.

You can either copy places.sqlite from the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop to the current profile folder or restore the bookmarks from a compressed .jsonlz4 in the bookmarkbackups folder in the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop. *Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them If you want to recover more personal data then see my above reply for the details. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Profiles
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THANK YOU! Exactly what I needed to know and it worked.

'''THANK YOU!''' Exactly what I needed to know and it worked.
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