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How can I move Firefox settings from Win XP to Ubuntu?

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I am transitioning from Win XP to a new Ubuntu Linux OS (10.10 or higher). Firefox help pages only give information about backup/restore settings within a single OS. I want to transfer all of the settings, extensions, preferences, bookmarks, everything that I have built up over the years on the Win XP version to the Firefox I'll be running on Ubuntu.

Can I use Firefox Sync to do this? If so, how? If not, what do I need to do?

I'm comfortable using a Linux command line and poking around in Win XP's hidden files. I know where the Firefox data lives on both Win XP and on Ubuntu Linux. I just need to know how to transfer that data into Linux-readable data.

I am transitioning from Win XP to a new Ubuntu Linux OS (10.10 or higher). Firefox help pages only give information about backup/restore settings within a single OS. I want to transfer all of the settings, extensions, preferences, bookmarks, '''everything''' that I have built up over the years on the Win XP version to the Firefox I'll be running on Ubuntu. Can I use '''Firefox Sync''' to do this? If so, how? If not, what do I need to do? I'm comfortable using a Linux command line and poking around in Win XP's hidden files. I know where the Firefox data lives on both Win XP and on Ubuntu Linux. I just need to know how to transfer that data into Linux-readable data.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.22) Gecko/20110905 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.22

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cor-el
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It is not recommended to transfer a full profile folder from one OS to another OS because some files contain absolute paths to files.

See:

It is not recommended to transfer a full profile folder from one OS to another OS because some files contain absolute paths to files. See: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

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I already know that. I'm primarily wanting to know if Firefox Sync or some other tool can do the job.

I already know that. I'm primarily wanting to know if '''Firefox Sync''' or some other tool can do the job.
cor-el
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You can look at FEBE (Win,Linux).

You can look at FEBE (Win,Linux). *FEBE (Firefox Extension Backup Extension): https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/febe/

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Please do not give me random suggestions. There is no documentation on the FEBE page.

I am looking for help from someone familiar with LINUX and its peculiarities, as well as with WinXP.

My question regarding Firefox Sync remains unanswered.

Please do not give me random suggestions. There is no documentation on the FEBE page. I am looking for help from someone familiar with '''LINUX''' and its peculiarities, as well as with WinXP. My question regarding '''Firefox Sync''' remains unanswered.

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PeaceByJesus 0 solutions 23 answers
http://petermoulding.com/transfering_firefox_from_windows_to_linux http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linux/migration01.htm http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_from_Windows_to_Linux Tbird:http://fosswire.com/post/2008/03/migrate-your-thunderbird-emails-from-windows-to-linux/

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