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Migrating files/folders from old profile to new
I've been doing this sort of exercise for some time, but I want to verify exactly which files and folders I can confidently transfer from one profile to a new or an already established profile without causing unexpected issues.
According to Recovering important data from an old profile , these are the files that can be moved:
places.sqlite favicons.sqlite key4.db logins.json permissions.sqlite search.json.mozlz4 persdict.dat formhistory.sqlite cookies.sqlite cert9.db handlers.json
I also include:
The "sessionstore-backups" folder sessionCheckpoints.json sessionstore.jsonlz4
Here's the list I need feedback for:
The "settings" FOLDER
activity-stream.discovery_stream.json activity-stream.topstories.json AlternateServices.txt autofill-profiles.json blocklist.xml broadcast-listeners.json cert9.db compatibility.ini containers.json content-prefs.sqlite notificationstore.json pkcs11.txt protections.sqlite SecurityPreloadState.txt serviceworker.txt signedInUser.json SiteSecurityServiceState.txt targeting.snapshot.json Telemetry.FailedProfileLocks.txt Telemetry.ShutdownTime.txt times.json webappsstore.sqlite xulstore.json
Please also let me know if any other folders are ok to relocate as well.
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Thanks, but I'm familiar with all those concepts. I'm not looking for sync advice.
I use the Firefox profile manager to manually create multiple, portable profiles.
All I need to know is what files I can manually transfer from one profile to another. Files that are perhaps not unique to a particular profile due to it's unique configuration, that may cause some type of conflict or corruption, or unforeseen problems when moved to a new profile.
For example, moving addons.json, extension-preferences.json, extensions.json, extension-settings.json, and the extensions folder to another profile that has either no addons installed, or a different set of addons installed.
Please re-read my posts.
As i mentioned earlier, given my personal experience, what is stated in that Mozilla article I offered the link to, and common knowledge regarding Firefox, certain files can absolutely be moved successfully from one profile without causing problems.
I listed the files that meet those standards in the column "According to Recovering important data from an old profile , these are the files that can be moved:"
All I want to know is can any of those files I listed as "Here's the list I need feedback for:" be relocated to a different profile.