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How to Backup & Restore Firefox with Containers

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Hi, it's been a long time since the last time I manually backed up my Firefox. I am using Firefox Sync now. However, I see that Firefox won't sync my Containers. When I use a different PC and sign in, my Containers are missing.. I love this feature and I really depend on it now. It keeps my private and work life neatly organized.

I want to backup all my Firefox settings together with all my Containers and migrate to another PC. I wonder if a manual backup will also include those Containers?

Hi, it's been a long time since the last time I manually backed up my Firefox. I am using Firefox Sync now. However, I see that Firefox won't sync my Containers. When I use a different PC and sign in, my Containers are missing.. I love this feature and I really depend on it now. It keeps my private and work life neatly organized. I want to backup all my Firefox settings together with all my Containers and migrate to another PC. I wonder if a manual backup will also include those Containers?

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All of your Firefox data, including containers, is stored in your profile folder, so if you transfer the entire folder it should include your container data. This article shows how to find your profile folder: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile .

Hope that helps!

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  • Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0

Also using latest Firefox on Windows 10 and Debian

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0

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All of your Firefox data, including containers, is stored in your profile folder, so if you transfer the entire folder it should include your container data. This article shows how to find your profile folder: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile .

Hope that helps!

All of your Firefox data, including containers, is stored in your profile folder, so if you transfer the entire folder it should include your container data. This article shows how to find your profile folder: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile . Hope that helps!
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Will the firefox profile manager ever get updated ?

core missing features that should be integrated to help managing multiples profiles:

   Ability to install/uninstall/enable/disable extensions in profiles.
   Ability to copy certain assets (e.g., bookmarks) between profiles.
Will the firefox profile manager ever get updated ? core missing features that should be integrated to help managing multiples profiles: Ability to install/uninstall/enable/disable extensions in profiles. Ability to copy certain assets (e.g., bookmarks) between profiles.