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Where is the user profile folder located on Mobile Firefox?

GaL
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I'm developing a plugin for "Firefox for Android" and I need to create a folder with some files for my plugin. I'm trying to do this: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Code_snippets/File_I_O

BUT I can't check ir the directory has already created. Where I can see the "ProfD" on Android? I readed another answers in the Net saying this is in: /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/???????.default/

But when I open my Android File Manager, there is no data/data directory. There is only one data/ and no mozilla inside there.

Help!

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Chosen solution

I solved the problem. As mentioned "madperson", my browser does not allow me to see the files. So I decided to use the ADB to browse the files. I had some problems, but I could do with this:

  • ./adb devices
  • ./adb shell
  • su
  • ls data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/7j15q9po.default

To open a file: cat myFile.txt

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philipp
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your file manager needs root rights to access this directory

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I have a rooted phone. Do I need a 'special' file manager? Do you know one?

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I have a rooted phone. Do I need a 'special' file manager? Do you know one?

philipp
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not all file managers support accessing the file-system as root (i don't know the one that you've mentioned). personally i use antek explorer, where you can switch to root by clicking on device on the top left & choosing device root. but there are certainly many other similar programs available in the android market...

kbrosnan
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You won't be able to see the /data/data folder when the phone is attached to the computer as a disk drive. Android only exposes the /sdcard folder and its children folders when the phone is attached over usb.

Chosen Solution

I solved the problem. As mentioned "madperson", my browser does not allow me to see the files. So I decided to use the ADB to browse the files. I had some problems, but I could do with this:

  • ./adb devices
  • ./adb shell
  • su
  • ls data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/7j15q9po.default

To open a file: cat myFile.txt

Modified by GaL