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What folder in Ubuntu holds my history, bookmarks, and extensions?

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My Ubuntu 16.04 box can't startup in Ubuntu.

I can access the folders on the computer using a LiveUSB.

What folders do I need to retrieve?

  - Firefox 68.0.2 64 bit
  - Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LiveUSB
  - Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Installed OS
  - Macbook Pro (mid 2009) OS X El Capitan
My Ubuntu 16.04 box can't startup in Ubuntu. I can access the folders on the computer using a LiveUSB. What folders do I need to retrieve? - Firefox 68.0.2 64 bit - Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LiveUSB - Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Installed OS - Macbook Pro (mid 2009) OS X El Capitan

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Installed Plug-ins

Lastpass Leach Block Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials Startpage

all on LiveUSB

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0

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jscher2000
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Could you try the path(s) in this article -- if it shows the wrong OS, expand the Editing Tools in the left column and use the OS selector there to switch the article to Linux:

Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data

Could you try the path(s) in this article -- if it shows the wrong OS, expand the Editing Tools in the left column and use the OS selector there to switch the article to Linux: [[Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data]]
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This one also could be relevant: Recovering important data from an old profile

This one also could be relevant: [[Recovering important data from an old profile]]
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cor-el
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In Linux the main Firefox profile folder that stores personal data is in the hidden "~/.mozilla/firefox/" folder. The secondary location in "~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/" is used for the disk cache and isn't important.

In Linux the main Firefox profile folder that stores personal data is in the hidden "~/.mozilla/firefox/" folder. The secondary location in "~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/" is used for the disk cache and isn't important.
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.mozilla/firefox/nkhyqhk9.default won't paste into my USB hard drive.

This is the error message: Filesystem does not support symbolic links

Will this cause me issues?

.mozilla/firefox/nkhyqhk9.default won't paste into my USB hard drive. This is the error message: Filesystem does not support symbolic links Will this cause me issues?
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jscher2000
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Hi 813bruce, did all the other files get copied, it just skipped one? I don't know what a symlink would be used for in the profile folder. ??

Hi 813bruce, did all the other files get copied, it just skipped one? I don't know what a symlink would be used for in the profile folder. ??
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Yes

As far as I can tell, everything else copied. The only error window was the one about asking to skip that file.

Yes As far as I can tell, everything else copied. The only error window was the one about asking to skip that file.
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jscher2000 said

Hi 813bruce, did all the other files get copied, it just skipped one? I don't know what a symlink would be used for in the profile folder. ??

It is a file called "lock" in .mozilla/firefox/nkhyqhk9.default

Thanks for your help guys

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1246931|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi 813bruce, did all the other files get copied, it just skipped one? I don't know what a symlink would be used for in the profile folder. ?? </blockquote> It is a file called "lock" in .mozilla/firefox/nkhyqhk9.default Thanks for your help guys

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jscher2000
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It's probably better NOT to copy the lock file, so I guess you can declare success.

It's probably better NOT to copy the lock file, so I guess you can declare success.
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