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Hello

Newbie here,

Windows 10 x64 build 1903 - Firefox 68.0.1 (64-bit)

I know when the 32-bit Firefox version is installed on 64-bit Windows, the default folder path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\

But I want to find all the locations or paths where I can find all the Firefox files, to backup or move to another Machine.

Also I would like to know what kind of data Firefox stores in each location

Thank you very much in advance

Camelia

Hello Newbie here, Windows 10 x64 build 1903 - Firefox 68.0.1 (64-bit) I know when the 32-bit Firefox version is installed on 64-bit Windows, the default folder path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ But I want to find all the locations or paths where I can find all the Firefox files, to backup or move to another Machine. Also I would like to know what kind of data Firefox stores in each location Thank you very much in advance Camelia

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:preferences).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:preferences).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

See also:

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FredMcD
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Download and use the installer from Mozilla.org

From there, you have several options to share user data. 1) Use sync to share the data. 2) Copy the user files from one to the other.

Download and use the installer from Mozilla.org From there, you have several options to share user data. 1) Use sync to share the data. 2) Copy the user files from one to the other.
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FredMcD said

Download and use the installer from Mozilla.org From there, you have several options to share user data. 1) Use sync to share the data. 2) Copy the user files from one to the other.

Thank you @FredMcD but I still need to find all the locations or paths where I can find all the Firefox files

AND

To know what kind of data Firefox stores in each location

Why? Because I want to learn more about FF

Thank you very much in advace Camelia

''FredMcD [[#answer-1241462|said]]'' <blockquote> Download and use the installer from Mozilla.org From there, you have several options to share user data. 1) Use sync to share the data. 2) Copy the user files from one to the other. </blockquote> Thank you @FredMcD but I still need to find all the locations or paths where I can find all the Firefox files AND To know what kind of data Firefox stores in each location Why? Because I want to learn more about FF Thank you very much in advace Camelia

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:preferences).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:preferences).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\

See also:

Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder. Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:preferences). *C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\&lt;profile&gt;\ Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:preferences). *C:\Users\&lt;user&gt;\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\&lt;profile&gt;\ See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile
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Thank you very much

They are still more locations where I can find Mozilla in my Windows

For example

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\LocalLow\Mozilla

That I do not know what does it store, and many others that I have see in my Windows...

Is there a list of all the locations that Mozilla creates, installing Firefox to the default folder path C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ ?

Kind Regards Camelia

Thank you very much They are still more locations where I can find Mozilla in my Windows For example C:\Users\<user>\AppData\LocalLow\Mozilla That I do not know what does it store, and many others that I have see in my Windows... Is there a list of all the locations that Mozilla creates, installing Firefox to the default folder path C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ ? Kind Regards Camelia

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Hello Camelia, Some additional information : https://www.howtogeek.com/318177/what-is-the-appdata-folder-in-windows/ and : https://www.thewindowsclub.com/firefox-profile-files-and-folders-explained
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