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The profile path /Library/Application Support/Firefox/ does not exist!

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Hi, my HDD crashed yesterday, I've reinstalled OS X (10.6) on a new HDD, and I have conneced the old HDD as an external device which I can copy files and folders from. I'm trying to copy my old profile to my new HDD, but the folder "user~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/" doesn't exsist! I'm in the correct folder, but there's no folder named Firefox there, and I haven't moved the profile anywhere (it was on default). Where can I find my settings (passwords in particular)?

Best regards Camilla

Hi, my HDD crashed yesterday, I've reinstalled OS X (10.6) on a new HDD, and I have conneced the old HDD as an external device which I can copy files and folders from. I'm trying to copy my old profile to my new HDD, but the folder "user~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/" doesn't exsist! I'm in the correct folder, but there's no folder named Firefox there, and I haven't moved the profile anywhere (it was on default). Where can I find my settings (passwords in particular)? Best regards Camilla

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You can try to look in the same location as your current profile. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory > Open Containing folder See also Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues Copy and Paste this code in the Code field in the "Tools > Error Console" and click the Evaluate button to see the location of the profile folder. alert(Components.classes["@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get("ProfD", Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path); If you can't find it there then maybe do a disk check for lost files. If your hard disk crashed then it is always possible that the file system got corrupted..

You can try to look in the same location as your current profile. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory > Open Containing folder See also [[Using the Troubleshooting Information page]] Copy and Paste this code in the Code field in the ''"Tools > Error Console"'' and click the ''Evaluate'' button to see the location of the profile folder. <code>alert(Components.classes["@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get("ProfD", Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path);</code> If you can't find it there then maybe do a disk check for lost files. If your hard disk crashed then it is always possible that the file system got corrupted..