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Transitioning FF to a new computer

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After over a decade i am finally getting a new computer. It's in the mail. Any day now...

I wish to transfer my entire FF configuration to a new computer (when it arrives, up to 10 days from now-). Bookmarks, extensions, themes, look, feel, bells and whistles, all in one swoop.

I do have a sync account but i am honestly afraid to use it. I stopped syncing some time ago when i was trouble shooting and now i fear that if i turn sync on it might overwrite the configuration i am presently running with whatever was stored once some time ago.

Because i have done some colossally stupid things in the past that resulted in great data loss and many weeks of recovery, this time i think it best not to presume i will figure it out, but instead to ask you folks, the experts-

Many thanks, -Bruce

After over a decade i am finally getting a new computer. It's in the mail. Any day now... I wish to transfer my entire FF configuration to a new computer (when it arrives, up to 10 days from now-). Bookmarks, extensions, themes, look, feel, bells and whistles, all in one swoop. I do have a sync account but i am honestly afraid to use it. I stopped syncing some time ago when i was trouble shooting and now i fear that if i turn sync on it might overwrite the configuration i am presently running with whatever was stored once some time ago. Because i have done some colossally stupid things in the past that resulted in great data loss and many weeks of recovery, this time i think it best not to presume i will figure it out, but instead to ask you folks, the experts- Many thanks, -Bruce

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These are the FAQ you need to readup if you plan to move your data to the new system.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/966133 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-login-data-firefox

Read these to get yourself a headstart on how to backup your system before doing what your doing.

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