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After a reinstallation of firefox (ubuntu), I still have my bookmarks and logins saved in the old firefox folder, but i can neither decrypt nor import

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I had to uninstall and reinstall firefox on my computer, because for some reason it wasn't online, while every other app was. After I tried everything else, i uninstalled and reinstalled again and after a restart of the computer it was all good. except my passwords and bookmarks are still in my filesystem, but don't show up. I have tried importing it back, but the preferences don't have an import option and i didn't find any plugins either for it. Copypasting to the new account "somethingsomething.default" folder, the json file with key3.db didn't make a difference either.

any tips on how to solve this problem? i am honestly lost

I had to uninstall and reinstall firefox on my computer, because for some reason it wasn't online, while every other app was. After I tried everything else, i uninstalled and reinstalled again and after a restart of the computer it was all good. except my passwords and bookmarks are still in my filesystem, but don't show up. I have tried importing it back, but the preferences don't have an import option and i didn't find any plugins either for it. Copypasting to the new account "somethingsomething.default" folder, the json file with key3.db didn't make a difference either. any tips on how to solve this problem? i am honestly lost
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You need logins.json and key4.db (i.e. key4.db for the key file) in current Firefox releases. If you only have a key3.db key file then make sure to remove an existing key4.db in the target folder.

What does the DNS lookup tool on the about:networking page report?

Did you check for problems with IPv6?

You need logins.json and key4.db (i.e. key4.db for the key file) in current Firefox releases. If you only have a key3.db key file then make sure to remove an existing key4.db in the target folder. What does the DNS lookup tool on the about:networking page report? Did you check for problems with IPv6? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can
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what do you mean by DNS lookup tool? or IPv6? to clarify: firefox works now online. I copied key3.db and login.json. i had also a key4.db in the original one, that i copied as well. maybe i shouldn't have? do i need to restart my computer to see changes? I also have a software called keepass but i would need some plugin I read to import .json files and I have no clue how to do that, also I don't have access to the server to make changes, where this keepass is stored...

what do you mean by DNS lookup tool? or IPv6? to clarify: firefox works now online. I copied key3.db and login.json. i had also a key4.db in the original one, that i copied as well. maybe i shouldn't have? do i need to restart my computer to see changes? I also have a software called keepass but i would need some plugin I read to import .json files and I have no clue how to do that, also I don't have access to the server to make changes, where this keepass is stored...
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If the old profile folder is in the same directory as the new one, and if Firefox for Ubuntu has a profiles.ini file in the parent of the profiles directory, you might be able to edit the profiles.ini file to use the old folder.

For example, my profiles.ini file got hosed. I have no idea how. I was getting an error starting Firefox saying my profile could not load. The contents of profiles.ini was:

'[Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default Default=1

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

[Install2656FF1E876E9973] IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/kj55acoj.default-release'

The profile I needed is the first one. To get the old one back, I moved profiles.ini to my desktop. Then, Firefox started and created a new profiles.ini file. I really don't know how it works, but I moved the profile block corresponding to my old profile from the old file to the bottom of the new profiles.ini file, changed the heading to Profile1, since there was a new Profile 0. When I restarted Firefox with this as the profiles.ini file, everything was back to normal.

[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/kj55acoj.default-release

[General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2

[Install2656FF1E876E9973] Default=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default


[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default Default=1

If I get a better idea of what is going on, i will update this answer.

If the old profile folder is in the same directory as the new one, and if Firefox for Ubuntu has a profiles.ini file in the parent of the profiles directory, you might be able to edit the profiles.ini file to use the old folder. For example, my profiles.ini file got hosed. I have no idea how. I was getting an error starting Firefox saying my profile could not load. The contents of profiles.ini was: '[Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default Default=1 [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2 [Install2656FF1E876E9973] IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/kj55acoj.default-release' The profile I needed is the first one. To get the old one back, I moved profiles.ini to my desktop. Then, Firefox started and created a new profiles.ini file. I really don't know how it works, but I moved the profile block corresponding to my old profile from the old file to the bottom of the new profiles.ini file, changed the heading to Profile1, since there was a new Profile 0. When I restarted Firefox with this as the profiles.ini file, everything was back to normal. ''[Profile0] Name=default-release IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/kj55acoj.default-release [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 Version=2 [Install2656FF1E876E9973] Default=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default [Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=Profiles/uiaqaxwu.default Default=1'' If I get a better idea of what is going on, i will update this answer.
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i tried that. now there is no profile.ini at all.

i tried that. now there is no profile.ini at all.
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