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how do i transfer everything from Firefox to another pc ??

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I already saved and transferred my bookmarks , but i also need/want to transfer all my passwords , profile , cookies , to my other PC , i have a Data Transfer Cable , so that part is easy , what i need to know is where do i find everything for my log ins to websites ? , passwords , etc , basically i want to be able to transfer everything so i can use it on the other PC , without having to do all new log-ins , etc , in other words to open Firefox on the new PC and have everything work the same as the old one without starting over saving passwords , etc , is this possible ??

I already saved and transferred my bookmarks , but i also need/want to transfer all my passwords , profile , cookies , to my other PC , i have a Data Transfer Cable , so that part is easy , what i need to know is where do i find everything for my log ins to websites ? , passwords , etc , basically i want to be able to transfer everything so i can use it on the other PC , without having to do all new log-ins , etc , in other words to open Firefox on the new PC and have everything work the same as the old one without starting over saving passwords , etc , is this possible ??

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Type about:support in the address bar and press enter.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

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Where do i "copy" to ??? (exact path/directory/location where i input the folder/file)

Do i do it IN Firefox or in a Windows folder/location ??

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This is actually very easy to do, but we are used to doing it, and it looks complicated when written down.

Ideally both PCs should use the same Firefox version. Currently that should be Fx47.0.2 but next week it could be Fx48.0.

When you type about:support then press Enter the [Show Folder] button of Firefox will find the profile location and open it up for you. Then close down Firefox. The folder opened will be opened in Windows Explorer not in Firefox.

You are apparently using Windows 7 on a 64bit computer. The standard Firefox is a 32bit program on Windows and its location would be expected to be:

C:\Users\<NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXXXXXXX.default

Where the <NAME> is whatever you set up & XXXXXXXX is some random looking charachters, but these are very important. Alternatively you should be able to Find the Profile in Windows by using a search for

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

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Now you can copy and transfer the profile contents by your chosen method. The important part is that what you need to do is keep the new computers original profile name. What you need to copy is everything under the profile folder name. If instead you overwrite the new PCs folder with the old profile you will change the name. The XXXXXXXX part is important. If that is acidentally changed to the one from the old computer Firefox will not use that profile. It will fail to start telling you it can not find the profile.