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how do i get my old firefox profile back after uninstalling it from my computer

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I uninstalled firefox by accident because I was on another user account on my laptop and I didn't realize that it would uninstall it from my programs. how do I get all my bookmarks back after reinstalling firefox from scratch?

I uninstalled firefox by accident because I was on another user account on my laptop and I didn't realize that it would uninstall it from my programs. how do I get all my bookmarks back after reinstalling firefox from scratch?

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Eminye Imininingwane

user669794 59 izisombululo 672 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

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You have to find the setup file. or you can download it from here:

You have to find the '''setup file'''. or you can download it from here: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?icn=tabz

Umnikazi wombuzo

I don't exactly know what that means. A setup file?

I don't exactly know what that means. A setup file?
user669794 59 izisombululo 672 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

yes. like this one

yes. like this one

Umnikazi wombuzo

ok I think I found it, now what?, (and thank you for your help)

ok I think I found it, now what?, (and thank you for your help)

Umnikazi wombuzo

I don't know what to do with the firefox file

I don't know what to do with the firefox file
christ1
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2164 izisombululo 15795 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

Download the full installer from http://www.mozilla.org and run it. If you haven't removed your profile when uninstalling Firefox, your bookmarks should be right there after starting Firefox.

Download the full installer from http://www.mozilla.org and run it. If you haven't removed your profile when uninstalling Firefox, your bookmarks should be right there after starting Firefox.

Umnikazi wombuzo

I already downloaded firefox again and no bookmarks came up, only my tabs since I did a system restore

I already downloaded firefox again and no bookmarks came up, only my tabs since I did a system restore

Umnikazi wombuzo

I didn't have a profile until after I uninstalled and reinstalled, so is it still possible to get back my bookmarks?

I didn't have a profile until after I uninstalled and reinstalled, so is it still possible to get back my bookmarks?
christ1
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2164 izisombululo 15795 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

If you did use Firefox prior to uninstalling you did have a profile. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

Firefox would pick up an existing profile after re-installing. If not, then you either deleted the profile upon uninstalling, or FF can't find your existing profile for whatever reason.

In the latter case you can try to search your disk for the old profile. If it exists, you can recover your bookmarks from it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

If you did use Firefox prior to uninstalling you did have a profile. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data Firefox would pick up an existing profile after re-installing. If not, then you either deleted the profile upon uninstalling, or FF can't find your existing profile for whatever reason. In the latter case you can try to search your disk for the old profile. If it exists, you can recover your bookmarks from it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

Okulungisiwe ngu christ1

Umnikazi wombuzo

Thank you for your help, unfortunately, nothing seems to be working for me. I might start using chrome instead, even though I'm not a big fan of chrome

Thank you for your help, unfortunately, nothing seems to be working for me. I might start using chrome instead, even though I'm not a big fan of chrome
christ1
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2164 izisombululo 15795 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

I might start using chrome instead

I don't see how that would bring back your bookmarks, but if it makes you feel better ...

''I might start using chrome instead'' I don't see how that would bring back your bookmarks, but if it makes you feel better ...
FredMcD
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4246 izisombululo 59390 izimpendulo
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You will have to do this the hard way. Open the file browser / explorer on your computer. Depending on your system, you need to find this folder; C:\Users\=<User Name>=\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles The profile with the newest date should be the new profile. Look for the profile with the next newest date. That is likely the one you are looking for.

You will have to do this the hard way. Open the file browser / explorer on your computer. Depending on your system, you need to find this folder; '''C:\Users\'''=<User Name>='''\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles''' The profile with the newest date should be the new profile. Look for the profile with the next newest date. That is likely the one you are looking for.
FredMcD
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4246 izisombululo 59390 izimpendulo
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These can't get your data back, but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

These can't get your data back, but will help in the future. These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/?src=collection&collection_id=33bf10fa-666d-45a2-9bc9-491ce21671c6 FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backup of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/?src=collection&collection_id=33bf10fa-666d-45a2-9bc9-491ce21671c6 OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

Umnikazi wombuzo

Thank you to everyone. And FredMcd, I found the file folder, but I'm not sure what to do with it

Thank you to everyone. And FredMcd, I found the file folder, but I'm not sure what to do with it
cor-el
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17470 izisombululo 157890 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

Did you remove your personal data when you uninstalled Firefox?

If you did then all Firefox profile folders have been removed and your personal data is lost.

If you have ever reset Firefox then you may still have an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Did you remove your personal data when you uninstalled Firefox? If you did then all Firefox profile folders have been removed and your personal data is lost. If you have ever reset Firefox then you may still have an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Recovering+important+data+from+an+old+profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

Umnikazi wombuzo

thank you cor-el I will try that later on tonight. I need to take a break. Thanks again

thank you cor-el I will try that later on tonight. I need to take a break. Thanks again

Umnikazi wombuzo

It didn't work, but thank you to all who tried to help me. Starting from scratch!

It didn't work, but thank you to all who tried to help me. Starting from scratch!