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How can we transfer Firefox 26.0 user names & passwords from mac (OS10.6) to Mac (OS29.1)?
Need to transfer my Firefox (ver 26.0) usernames and passwords from old mac running os 10.6 to new mac running OS 10.9.1. I cannot even find a file for them on old mac.
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Firefox data is stored in a hidden folder:
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>
One way to open that folder is from the Troubleshooting Information page. Either:
- Help > Troubleshooting Information
- type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Return
Look for the "Show in Finder" button in the first table.
This article describes the files most important to rescue, but I agree with FredMcD that a comprehensive backup is best in case you forget something or the article has not been updated to cover everything. Good luck!
P.S. When copying and when transplanting these files, it's best to exit Firefox to release file locks and make sure that pending changes are fully written out.