I understand this might not be the easiest thing. I want to get all of my old bookmarks from my firefox old data folder. Are they there? Is this possible? How do I transfer them?
Firefox stored my passwords. Is there anyway to recover this master file from the old data folder?
I am not sure why the old firefox crashed. The new one works great. This is all the information I really want from the old data.
Such an Old Firefox Data folder on the desktop gets created when you reset Firefox.
If you reset Firefox then Firefox should have automatically imported your data like bookmarks, history, cookies, passwords, form data.
Hasn't this happened in your case?
What kind of problems did you have that you reset Firefox?
You need to copy the two files signons.sqlite and key3.db (encryption key; master password) to the current Firefox profile folder to move over the names and passwords.
For the bookmarks you can either copy the places.sqlite file or use one of the JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder.
You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:
- Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)