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Can I save/transfer PASSWORD & HISTORY files???

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WDO10 update crashed Firefox & I lost 5 months work. I.m thinking of paying the $$$ penalty & moving to Apple or Linux. I'm 74 & sorry miss Netscape Navigator where I could turn off bloated picture loading & javascript! Why do I download 1 meg of data & use 100 meg of memory? Is this fabulous Micrit*rd programming?

I used my 1st PC in the fall of 1985....

-=- Bob

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Note that Firefox 61 that you seem to be using according to the user agent is very old and outdated (current is 77.0.1) and copying files used by a current release to a profile folder used by an older version likely won't work.

You can copy/backup files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data.

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • favicons: favicons.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)