I was having an issue with firefox so I did an uninstall and then reinstalled. Prior to removing firefox from my pc I did a backup and had firefox place "Old Firefox Data…
I was having an issue with firefox so I did an uninstall and then reinstalled. Prior to removing firefox from my pc I did a backup and had firefox place "Old Firefox Data" folder on my desktop with my profile info in there. It contains the 8 digit alpha-numeric.default folder which has all my saved passwords, bookmarks ect.
I have used the following link https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile to import the old profile data but it doesn't work.
I have gone directly to the new profile data folder and pasted in my old data, restarted firefox and nothing. The bookmarks don' show up nor the history or passwords.
Also I have renamed the .default folder with the current folder name of my current profile and then replaced the folder. Still nothing, I can see all the stuff in the folder but when I open firefox none of my bookmarks are in there as well as no history / no saved pw.
I can't see why this is such a big issue as it seems people do this all the time, however for me its simply not working.
Any assistance would be great.