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[Deferred] Redirect to the Profiles article for important data and files

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    A Sep 28, 2011 pending revision replaced the contents of the section, "Your important data and their files" with a link to What information is stored in my profile?, a section of the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article. I disagree with this revision since this information is a vital part of this article.

    If the goal is to reduce duplication, then either the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article "What information is stored in my profile?" section should link to the Your important data and their files section of this article, or else a "Template:ProfileFolderContents" should be created for use in both articles.

    Actually, I think it would be better to keep both articles with their own set of profile folder contents. It might be fine to describe certain files in the Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article (e.g., pluginreg.dat and localstore.rdf) but those files should NOT be included in an article about transferring data to a new profile because they could cause problems in the new profile.

    A Sep 28, 2011 pending revision replaced the contents of the section, "Your important data and their files" with a link to [[Profiles#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile|What information is stored in my profile?]], a section of the [[Profiles]] article. I disagree with this revision since this information is a vital part of this article. If the goal is to reduce duplication, then either the [[Profiles]] article "What information is stored in my profile?" section should link to the [[Recovering important data from an old profile#w_your-important-data-and-their-files|Your important data and their files]] section of this article, or else a "Template:ProfileFolderContents" should be created for use in both articles. Actually, I think it would be better to keep both articles with their own set of profile folder contents. It might be fine to describe certain files in the [[Profiles]] article (e.g., pluginreg.dat and localstore.rdf) but those files should NOT be included in an article about transferring data to a new profile because they could cause problems in the new profile.
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