Firefox Profile Lost in Upgrade
I have just upgraded to the newest version of Firefox in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Repository. I'm running LXLE Linux, a Debian derivative.
sudo apt-get update
to update my sources, and then ran
sudo apt-get upgrade
to execute the system upgrade.
After I upgraded, I started Firefox, and all my history over 6 months, my passwords, and my profile settings were obliterated to a stock Firefox install.
How do I access my old information? I have lost passwords. I cannot access business information or email. I have tried searching for profiles using about:profiles, but I have only one - the default. I have also searched in the .mozilla/firefox folder in my home directory, and I find profiles.ini in that folder. However, there are only two profiles, and I tried setting Default=1 for each of them and then starting Firefox, but with no different result. The new installation of Firefox launches.
In my /home/deadpool/snap folder, I have firefox, and multiple versions, or so it seems. I have this:
deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$ ls 2263 2277 common current deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$ ls -lah total 20K drwxr-xr-x 5 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 31 12:29 . drwx------ 10 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jul 31 2022 .. drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 10 2020 2263 drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 31 12:29 2277 drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 10 2020 common lrwxrwxrwx 1 deadpool deadpool 4 Jan 31 12:29 current -> 2277 deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$
It looks like there is a symlink for current to the 2077. I would hypothesize that if I set the symlink to 2263, I would see my old firefox install. Is that correct? I don't want to break my install or lose data. I'm sick of that shit.