I recently changed my laptop. I took a backup of the entire profile folder. In my new laptop, I deleted the entire contents of the new profile folder and pasted the conte…
I recently changed my laptop. I took a backup of the entire profile folder. In my new laptop, I deleted the entire contents of the new profile folder and pasted the contents from the old profile folder. This process works for me every time. However, this time my bookmarks are getting lost. Everything else is in place. Is there a method to manually restore only the bookmarks from my profile folder backup? I never took a manual backup of only bookmarks. Any help here will be greatly appreciated.
How can I recognize profile files and restore bookmarks, logins and prefs in a new installation of Firefox?
I recently used App Cleaner and Uninstaller to delete an extra copy of Firefox on my MacBook Pro. The duplicate application file was already named Firefox2 and I selected…
I recently used App Cleaner and Uninstaller to delete an extra copy of Firefox on my MacBook Pro. The duplicate application file was already named Firefox2 and I selected that along with it's service files and user profiles, etc. to be deleted. To my surprise, both copies were deleted and I had enabled the deletion to bypass the trash directory. I'm also still kicking myself for failing to make an image of my hard drive prior to the deletion. I used several 3rd party apps to try restoring the files as I'm interested in the stored passwords and the bookmarks. Not an easy task and not practical.
One of my data recovery apps found a copy of bookmarks that I had exported a while back as well as a few folders with a collection of what seems to be user application support files. I'm not sure, but I think they are profiles. There are several folders (although I'm the only user of this computer) each named with an 8-character alphanumeric name followed by the file extension of "default-" plus a 13 digit number.
Among the contents of each are numerous file, folders and subfolders with names that include: add-ons, bookmarks, cookies, extensions, logins, perfs, sesssionstore, signon, webapps, etc. Assuming that theses are the profiles, how can restore them?
In addition, I also found several folder with names such as "0120B2F92360F7C11C4B3CFAC56B25F1B8FA2303C8" containing one file with names such as "E71086F8-C7A8-4D60-9C49-7F291855FE17.01f61a19376cb7ec511b721ea5737760f85b218462". TextEdfit show mostly machine code with text based headers that start with "com.apple..." Not sure if these are useful.
Two of those files appear to be interesting:
I don't know if these are useful or not.
I am planning to download and install the latest version of Firefox compatible with Mac OS 10.12. What do I need to do to restore the information from these files and which files are actually relevant?
Your guidance would be greatly appreciated.
With kind regards, LChoiSF
None of these pages cover my topic but all you can seem to do is keep sending me to different effin pages. SO ONE MORE TIME. I DELETED MY FIREFOX PROFILE FROM MY COMPU…
None of these pages cover my topic but all you can seem to do is keep sending me to different effin pages. SO ONE MORE TIME. I DELETED MY FIREFOX PROFILE FROM MY COMPUTER BY ACCIDENT. IT IS NO LONGER THERE I CAN NOT REPAIR IT BECAUSE IT IS NO LONGER THERE. FIREFOX WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE IT CAN'T FIND MY PROFILE (well what was your first clue Col. Mustard?) ALL OF THE SUPPORT PAGES EXPLAIN HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM BY GOING TO MY PROFILE.... IT'S NOT THERE. IT HAS BEEN DELETED!!! Now I have tried uninstalling firefox. and then downloading and installing a new version.....IT STILL WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE IT CANNOT FIND MY PROFILE, BECAUSE MY PROFILE HAS BEEN DELETED.