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How can I export all firefox settings,passwords,bookmarks, cookies etc.. in clean, human readable text files ?

Hello I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings b… (read more)

Hello

I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC

My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings by wiping out my firefox sync settings and starting fresh.

However, before doing that I wish to export all my data/settings/password/cookies/bookmarks and everything, so files on my computer.

Files that I can read in notepad and inspect. See which settings I have in there and decide which settings I want to put back in my new installation.

I have found a locked question about this on this forum

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1065938

It mentions two plugins for this purpose

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

OPIE

Unfortunately and worryingly, they have been removed from the firefox addon store

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/

I found a wikipedia article about FEBE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_Environment_Backup_Extension a very old link to download a probably broken version https://febe.en.softonic.com/

and a reddit thread about FEBE which states that there is no equivalent and that it is not possible to export firefox settings anymore

https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/t2zmjb/febe_alternatives/

as for OPIE, I am unable to find explanation of what it was, where it went or who used it

I know that my profile is stored in

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\4vdt083m.default-release

However the files and structure in that folder are inscrutable

I would like to have control over the settings of my browser, what they are, to save them and modify them on my own terms.

I would like to export about:config completely to a regular plain text file, edit them and import them back in.

Asked by Salon 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

VPN needs W 10?

I have used FireFox for years Now I can not download VPN as it requiers W 10+ I can not afford new computer, I am a Disabled Viet Nam Vet/ A MARINE I dd not what all the… (read more)

I have used FireFox for years Now I can not download VPN as it requiers W 10+ I can not afford new computer, I am a Disabled Viet Nam Vet/ A MARINE I dd not what all these new apps and maybe Windows is blocking download - HELP

Asked by willys59sw 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

No Problem At All

Just keep on doing what it is that you are doing. I am rather old. I picked up Mozilla when it was on X 10. I do not have a complaint. Only dark mode. I had cataract s… (read more)

Just keep on doing what it is that you are doing.

I am rather old. I picked up Mozilla when it was on X 10. I do not have a complaint. Only dark mode. I had cataract surgeries, the plastic lenses now have cataracts too. Really! The WHITE screen is painful.

But, Firefox seems to work, and it works well. It is well organized, methodical, nothing to complain about. Yes, I am recognizing the spell checker. Yes, I am ranting. Yes, I am done!

Thank you!

Asked by Sheemon 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Ask where to save downloads

Sirs; I've searched for this solution and all say "Click on the FireFox Button" which does not exist, so what is the real anser. I never ever, as in "HELL FREEZING OVDE… (read more)

Sirs;

I've searched for this solution and all say "Click on the FireFox Button" which does not exist, so what is the real anser.

I never ever, as in "HELL FREEZING OVDEER" want anything in the windows default "Downloads" Directory, so need this solution ASAP!

My downloads must go to the "RIGHT" folder depending on the "TYPE" of download for I download things for 1.) Windows, 2.) Linux, 3.) Programs, 4.) Install Packages, 5.) Support Items, etc. so having the right files in the right place is essential, especially since all must "SYNV" with my LINUX server.

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Why does Firefox delete the "Distribution" folder

Whenever I install a new version of Firefox it deletes the "Distribution" folder (in Windows "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution"). So I have to keep a backup… (read more)

Whenever I install a new version of Firefox it deletes the "Distribution" folder (in Windows "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution"). So I have to keep a backup copy in another location so I can restore it.

Why? What is the purpose of doing this? It makes no sense. Is there a configuration setting to stop this?

Asked by Jerry Attric 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Need an older ESR

How do I download 68.10 ESR? Later versions break my files. Don't know why and can not get newer files. All I get is newest version, not the one I need. I can get to … (read more)

How do I download 68.10 ESR? Later versions break my files. Don't know why and can not get newer files. All I get is newest version, not the one I need. I can get to the older version directory. But which file do I get?????????

Asked by dapenguin 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

The troubleshooting advice to reset VPN does not work at my end

I am trying to install VPN for the first time on my MacBook Pro, 13.5.2 (22G91). I get the message VPN is on - No Signal - Check connection. I found the advice on troub… (read more)

I am trying to install VPN for the first time on my MacBook Pro, 13.5.2 (22G91). I get the message VPN is on - No Signal - Check connection. I found the advice on troubleshooting and added Mozilla VPN by my Firewall, but it did not change anything. Now I am trying to reset Mozilla VPN by clicking 6 consecutive times in the Get Help to reach Developer Options, as adviced in your Troubleshooting article, but to no avail. What can I do?

Asked by ljosa 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Widevine plugin does not install

I have had Firefox for three days now, and I was trying to watch some videos on Netflix, but I got this error that the DRM was not installed. I did not have any plugins i… (read more)

I have had Firefox for three days now, and I was trying to watch some videos on Netflix, but I got this error that the DRM was not installed. I did not have any plugins installed or VPN on either. I was looking for steps to solve this but came to a dead end. I tried looking into the console, and it gave me errors with turning off/on the DRM. I would like to get some help with this.

Asked by Tatay 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox quit working on my machine

All of a sudden Firefox won't load. I get this message ... "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new windo… (read more)

All of a sudden Firefox won't load. I get this message ...

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

There is no other window open and I still get this message. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it and I still get this message when the program won't load.

Help!

Bil. Alvernaz bil@alvernaz.com

Asked by bil3 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Migration Issues from Old Computer

I got a replacement computer for my old one which will not start up, i use a Firefox browser so how do i transfer my files, passwords, bookmarks and desktop icons from my… (read more)

I got a replacement computer for my old one which will not start up, i use a Firefox browser so how do i transfer my files, passwords, bookmarks and desktop icons from my old computer to my new one?

Asked by sjsopm 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

browser update

When I updated my Firefox browser it eliminated all my favorites and can't log into either one of my email accounts although I can get on the internet and into any other … (read more)

When I updated my Firefox browser it eliminated all my favorites and can't log into either one of my email accounts although I can get on the internet and into any other URL! It also eliminated all the links in my toolbar?

Thanks, Greg

Asked by gregor801 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

update notifications

I keep getting browser update screens by microsoft asking me if i would say yes to installing the latest download or update. I checked my settings and i'm set to get aut… (read more)

I keep getting browser update screens by microsoft asking me if i would say yes to installing the latest download or update. I checked my settings and i'm set to get automatic updates but they are all in pending status because I say no to the microsoft question everytime because i didn't know if i could trust that warning that they throw up.

What do you advise?

Asked by cloudman5073 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

after upgrade restore tabs at startup does not work, cant set control its dimmed

I upgraded from 67(?) to 115.2.1esr 32 bit and all the tabs were lost after the restart, ok, i understaqnd that. But when i went into settings the "Open previous windows … (read more)

I upgraded from 67(?) to 115.2.1esr 32 bit and all the tabs were lost after the restart, ok, i understaqnd that. But when i went into settings the "Open previous windows and tabs" is dimmed and cant be set on

really like this ability but cant set the faint option, Watch do I need to do? FF has been my only browser for 18 or so years - please help

Asked by jamesforce 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago