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we all need the full steps of how to transfer an old profile into a new profile so that we have two profiles

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  • Paskiausią atsakymą parašė the-edmeister

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two profiles:

1. the current default one

2. and the old profile that has been transferred into the new profile

only comment with the steps very very clearly


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old profile is firefox dev edition if that matters

good steps would have already included info on if that mattered or not anyway

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If you want to share profiles using different computer systems and/or different Firefox versions, you would be better off using sync.


Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Linux: Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Directory. To its right press the button Open Directory.

This is your current profile. Copy the folder As Is to a folder on a thumb drive. Then Copy the folder to the new system.

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i said nothing about sharing profiles on here

no need to make that faulty assumption when i said nothing about sharing profiles on here

need steps for the question asked

make sure the steps are numbered

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those steps for sharing should be put on some page btw

who's going to get that done? so ppl asking about sharing can find that info EASILY

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You can copy files like these with Firefox closed to the current profile folder to recover specific data. The Profile Contains :

  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) or key3.db (57 and older) (decryption key) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager
  • if you only have key3.db then make sure to remove an existing key4.db
  • cert9.db (58+) or cert8.db (57 and older) for (intermediate) certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
  • if you only have cert8.db then make sure to remove an existing cert9.db
  • persdict.dat for words you added to the spelling checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)
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as you were told over a month ago, please stick with your original thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1220304