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how do i restore my old profile data to the reinstalled firefox

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had a problem with opening firefox and it suggested that i install a new version, I did and I have an "old firefox data" file. My question is how do I reinstall the old file and all my stuff that is on it .

had a problem with opening firefox and it suggested that i install a new version, I did and I have an "old firefox data" file. My question is how do I reinstall the old file and all my stuff that is on it .

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An "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop is created when you reset Firefox.

You should be able to copy selected data from this folder to the current Firefox profile folder.

For the bookmarks you would need to places.sqlite file or possibly restore the bookmarks from a JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

See also:

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Swarnava Sengupta
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Hey leer49, See Recovering important data from an old profile article for more info, if you still need any help, let us know!

cheers

Hey leer49, See [[Recovering important data from an old profile]] article for more info, if you still need any help, let us know! cheers

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that didn't help, I guess what I want to do is restore all my add-on and buttons with out loading them one at a time, it kind of looks like that is what I'm going to have to do though.

that didn't help, I guess what I want to do is restore all my add-on and buttons with out loading them one at a time, it kind of looks like that is what I'm going to have to do though.
the-edmeister
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"I have an "old firefox data" file."

What's in that file? Or is it a folder?

''''' "I have an "old firefox data" file." ''''' What's in that file? Or is it a folder?

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it is a folder

it is a folder
ArthurH 0 solutions 2 answers

Similar problem-I've just got a new PC (WIN7), and the only Firefox File that seems to have transferred is the old Firefox data file I had on my desktop.If possible I want to use this to retort my bookmarks-any help welcome!

Similar problem-I've just got a new PC (WIN7), and the only Firefox File that seems to have transferred is the old Firefox data file I had on my desktop.If possible I want to use this to retort my bookmarks-any help welcome!
cor-el
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An "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop is created when you reset Firefox.

You should be able to copy selected data from this folder to the current Firefox profile folder.

For the bookmarks you would need to places.sqlite file or possibly restore the bookmarks from a JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

See also:

An "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop is created when you reset Firefox. You should be able to copy selected data from this folder to the current Firefox profile folder. For the bookmarks you would need to places.sqlite file or possibly restore the bookmarks from a JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

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ArthurH 0 solutions 2 answers

Well that worked-just imported the most recent backup folder-found a few bits of Firefox I didn't know about-but it's all part of the experience1 THANK YOU


ps-now to find my Outlook address book-bet that won't be simple!!

Well that worked-just imported the most recent backup folder-found a few bits of Firefox I didn't know about-but it's all part of the experience1 THANK YOU ps-now to find my Outlook address book-bet that won't be simple!!