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Transferring Firefox to another computer

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Either I'm a dork or the instructions that I have found are not very clear. I have been trying for several days to transfer my settings from my desktop to a new laptop. I have gone to the %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles page until I'm blue in the face. I transferred a directory called "m80s2e9e.default" from the profiles directory on the desktop to the %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles directory on the laptop but keep getting "Firefox profile cannot be loaded" error. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Dale Webb

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You would have to register this profile in the Profile Manager (profiles.ini) to make Fiefox find it. See "Profile was moved or renamed":

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If you have sync your data on the pc up to your firefox account, then i suggest you sign out of it.

then on the laptop, sign into your firefox account and let data download to it.

another option is to simply export your bookmarks, pw to a file. then copy over to the laptop for importing.

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You would have to register this profile in the Profile Manager (profiles.ini) to make Fiefox find it. See "Profile was moved or renamed":

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