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Migrating FF to a new computer

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I will be moving my old 32 bit Win 10 OS to a new 64 bit SSD. How do I migrate bookmarks, prefs, etc to the new system? Anything special I need to do or know?

jgb

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Have you been using a Firefox account with Sync enabled on your old laptop? If so, all you need to do is log into Firefox on the new computer and everything will loading.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer

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The migration is not from a laptop. It is from my old 128gb SSD that has Win 10 32 bit installed. That now has a h/w fault, unbootable but readable. I'm replacing it with a clean 500gb SSD and a new Win 10 64 bit OS. The PC is fully 64 bit.

The migration will occur in the PC with the 128 SSD as D: and the 500 SSD as C:. I intend to simply duplicate all the app directories onto the 500 SSD where possible. I just need to be sure I can migrate all my preferences, bookmarks, passwords and other settings. If need be, I will clean install FF, but then that raises the migration concerns I have.

However I did sync my cell phone FF to the PC so would that work?

jgb

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Right, once you get into Windows just open Firefox and then log into your account and the items that you have checked off in the sync section should appear.

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Thanks. Just got the PC working again with a clean Windows install. So I am a few days away from migrating FF and I will let you know how it went.

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