Moving firefox profile: No response / no effect
I’m having trouble moving firefox to a new computer. I copy the files, expecting to see my existing set up with bookmarks, extensions, and passwords, and I get no response, no errors, just completely fresh firefox.
Both systems are on arch linux and both running Firefox 117.0. I completely close both firefox. I copy ~/.mozilla/firefox to an ext4 thumb drive from my old computer. on the new computer, I delete the existing ~/.mozilla/firefox. I copy the files from the thumb drive to /firefox/. I restart firefox. unmodified firefox
I’ve also tried chowing the files. and also chmoding 700 and 755 (advice from old stackoverflow threads) ive tried chowing and chmoding. Each time i restart the whole process for posterity. Still no response
I’m dumbfounded as to why it’s not working, and I don’t even know where to look now
I tried the steps to recover / import profile to no avail. I'd really rather not have an account associated with my browser but I gave in and did the sync that way and it worked.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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Keep it simple and just use Sync. see old screenshot
I suggest you create a new profile on the other computer and copy relevant data to it.
I tried the steps to recover / import profile to no avail. I'd really rather not have an account associated with my browser but I gave in and did the sync that way and it worked.