Moving from Windows 8 Release Preview to Windows 8 Retail Release
I moved user profile folders to my retail copy of Win8. My startups (I start TBird when the system starts) imported - and amazingly Thunderbird started up from the startups even though I hadn't installed it.
Then I installed Firefox, and it immediately booted up and asked if I wanted to restore my previous session! There was no previous session in the Retail - but it was the session from my copy of the Release Preview.
My questions are
"Is this a feature of Mozilla products, or a happy byproduct of storing program info/settings/etc in the AppData folders?"
"Will I lose my info if I remove the old hard drive with the Release Preview - or is everything stored in the AppData folders?"
Additional System Details
AdBlockPlus Athena Context Bookmarks Password Exporter Textarea Cache XMarks Logitech SetPoint (disabled)
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
It seems that you restored your profile and yes, all the info is in your profile so you should be good to go. You can call it a feature :)
Profiles need to be registered in the profiles.ini file to make Firefox find and use them.
You can click the "Choose folder" button in the Profile Manager when creating a new profile to make Firefox use a specific profile folder.
Modified by cor-el