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I upgraded my OS - the new OS is in a separate internal HD - original OS has all my old Fixfire files - want to copy all of them so I can have and use them in the new OS. - - - HOW ? - - the troubleshooting page in this site is out of date and useless as what it says to look for does not exist in my OS folders.

I upgraded my OS - the new OS is in a separate internal HD - original OS has all my old Fixfire files - want to copy all of them so I can have and use them in the new OS. - - - HOW ? - - the troubleshooting page in this site is out of date and useless as what it says to look for does not exist in my OS folders.
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FredMcD
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Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

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.

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

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.

Type '''about:support'''<enter> in the address bar. 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. ''' '''Linux: ''' Under the page logo on the left side, you will see '''Application Basics.''' Under this find '''Profile Directory. ''' To its right press the button '''Open Directory. ''' 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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cor-el
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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 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)
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 *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox 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)
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