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Can I move tabs and bookmarks to a different profile folder?

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I had a hard drive failure a while ago and, along with everything else, lost my browser profile folder.I recently finally got data recovery and got that profile folder back, but it's been so long since the crash that i've basically made my home in a new browser profile folder.I want to install my old folder in my browser, but keep all of the tabs and bookmarks i've accumulated in my current folder.Is there a way to take tabs and bookmarks from one browser profile and add them to another?I hope I explained the situation clearly enough.

I had a hard drive failure a while ago and, along with everything else, lost my browser profile folder.I recently finally got data recovery and got that profile folder back, but it's been so long since the crash that i've basically made my home in a new browser profile folder.I want to install my old folder in my browser, but keep all of the tabs and bookmarks i've accumulated in my current folder.Is there a way to take tabs and bookmarks from one browser profile and add them to another?I hope I explained the situation clearly enough.
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FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link}

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version 32.0.0.207

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

'''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows] {web link} [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac] {web link} '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player '''Version 32.0.0.207 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
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FredMcD
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Osiris3.0 said

Is there a way to take tabs and bookmarks from one browser profile and add them to another?

Yes, and no. This depends on several factors. Was the full folder recovered? Is it on the same computer as the current?

''Osiris3.0 [[#question-1263551|said]]'' <blockquote> Is there a way to take tabs and bookmarks from one browser profile and add them to another? </blockquote> Yes, and no. This depends on several factors. Was the full folder recovered? Is it on the same computer as the current?
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Yes, the full folder was recovered.Right now I have it on an external hard drive.

Yes, the full folder was recovered.Right now I have it on an external hard drive.
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FredMcD
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On the original profile,

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_process_the_backup_file_-_Firefox

jscher2000 has a tool on his website to extract out your bookmarks and save them to an HTML-format bookmark export file. If you want to try it, here is the page:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/bookbackreader.html

To open the bookmarkbackups folder in Finder, use the "Open in Finder" button in the first table on the Troubleshooting Information page, and double-click into bookmarkbackups where you should see several dated files. From there you can drag and drop onto the conversion tool.

To import the HTML file, see the steps in this article: Import Bookmarks from an HTML file.

On the original profile, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_process_the_backup_file_-_Firefox jscher2000 has a tool on his website to extract out your bookmarks and save them to an HTML-format bookmark export file. If you want to try it, here is the page: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/bookbackreader.html To open the bookmarkbackups folder in Finder, use the "Open in Finder" button in the first table on the Troubleshooting Information page, and double-click into bookmarkbackups where you should see several dated files. From there you can drag and drop onto the conversion tool. To import the HTML file, see the steps in this article: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-html-file Import Bookmarks from an HTML file.]
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jscher2000
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I think Fred covered the bookmarks part. In short, the Restore feature that works directly with the backup files doesn't allow retaining existing bookmarks, so you need to use the Import feature. Then, you can de-duplicate the combined set (hopefully there won't be too many).

For session history, again, Firefox can only load one file sessionstore.jsonlz4 file (or recovery.jsonlz4 file) per session. I have a tool which can generate a web page of your tabs and windows from a session history file. If you don't relish the idea of performing complex surgery on JSON data, that might be the easiest workaround.

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html

I think Fred covered the bookmarks part. In short, the Restore feature that works directly with the backup files doesn't allow retaining existing bookmarks, so you need to use the Import feature. Then, you can de-duplicate the combined set (hopefully there won't be too many). For session history, again, Firefox can only load one file sessionstore.jsonlz4 file (or recovery.jsonlz4 file) per session. I have a tool which can generate a web page of your tabs and windows from a session history file. If you don't relish the idea of performing complex surgery on JSON data, that might be the easiest workaround. https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html
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cor-el
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You can backup/transfer the current session via code in the Browser Console. Session data retrieved and transferred this way includes Private Browsing mode windows.

/* Get Session data */
ssj = SessionStore.getBrowserState();
ssj = prompt("JSON Session Data", ssj);
/* Restore Session data */
ssj="";
ssj = prompt("JSON Session Data", ssj);
if (ssj) {SessionStore.setBrowserState(ssj);}
You can backup/transfer the current session via code in the Browser Console. Session data retrieved and transferred this way includes Private Browsing mode windows. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Tools/Browser_Console <pre><nowiki>/* Get Session data */ ssj = SessionStore.getBrowserState(); ssj = prompt("JSON Session Data", ssj);</nowiki></pre> <pre><nowiki>/* Restore Session data */ ssj=""; ssj = prompt("JSON Session Data", ssj); if (ssj) {SessionStore.setBrowserState(ssj);}</nowiki></pre>
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How exactly would I use this code?...And would it add the tabs and windows from the newer profile folder to the tabs and windows in the older one?Rememeber I want to combine them.

How exactly would I use this code?...And would it add the tabs and windows from the newer profile folder to the tabs and windows in the older one?Rememeber I want to combine them.
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I've also read and seen that multiple versions of Firefox can be installed at once.Can I move tabs between them?

I've also read and seen that multiple versions of Firefox can be installed at once.Can I move tabs between them?
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jscher2000
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Osiris3.0 said

Rememeber I want to combine them.

There is no convenient way to combine multiple sessions in Firefox, using a script or otherwise. You need to open the additional tabs from a list, either yourself (click, click, click), or using a session management extension that can understand and import the list.

Osiris3.0 said

I've also read and seen that multiple versions of Firefox can be installed at once.Can I move tabs between them?

When you have multiple Firefoxes connected simultaneously via Sync, a new "send tab to device" option appears to send a tab. See: Send Tab from Firefox desktop to other devices. If you are working with files rather than sending one tab at a time, you'd have the same limitations you encountered earlier in this thread.

''Osiris3.0 [[#answer-1237393|said]]'' <blockquote> Rememeber I want to combine them. </blockquote> There is no convenient way to combine multiple sessions in Firefox, using a script or otherwise. You need to open the additional tabs from a list, either yourself (click, click, click), or using a session management extension that can understand and import the list. ''Osiris3.0 [[#answer-1239552|said]]'' <blockquote> I've also read and seen that multiple versions of Firefox can be installed at once.Can I move tabs between them? </blockquote> When you have multiple Firefoxes connected simultaneously via Sync, a new "send tab to device" option appears to send a tab. See: [[Send Tab from Firefox desktop to other devices]]. If you are working with files rather than sending one tab at a time, you'd have the same limitations you encountered earlier in this thread.
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