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Post Posted November 16th, 2012, 10:30 pm

I was watching a downloaded video in Winamp when it stopped and refused to play past the point where it had stopped. When I shut down Windows and re-booted, I got some error message gibberish about a corrupted user profile that wouldn't load (thus my user name) and that Windows was logging me on with a temporary profile. Settings gone, everything on the desktop gone, Aurora bookmarks gone. I got my desktop files back and the settings can be duplicated, downloaded the latest Firefox, reloaded Aurora, but all the Aurora bookmarks are gone. If everything on my desktop was recoverable, the bookmarks should be somewhere, right? None of the restore procedures will find them. Where are they?

The new Firefox will only import bookmarks from IE8.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2012, 10:36 pm

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Post Posted November 17th, 2012, 10:34 am

Hmmm... I guess it depends on where your recovered profile data is stored.

In a typical setup, Firefox profile data should be located in:

C:\Documents and Settings\user profile name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

You will have to allow yourself to view hidden files or folders to see the Application Data folder:
http://lirent.net/2008/02/how-to-show-h ... d-folders/
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Post Posted November 17th, 2012, 1:10 pm

You should also be able to type %AppData% into the address bar of any windows explorer window, which will correspond with %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\[username]\AppData (or %UserProfile%\AppData) in Windows XP, and %SystemDrive%\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming (or %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming) in Windows Vista and up.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2012, 5:15 pm

That would bring up the *in use* profile though and not the other Windows profile(s). The OP specifically needs to get to a damaged Windows profile and extract his Firefox profile.
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Post Posted November 18th, 2012, 3:25 am

Don't know if this is relavent but I posted it on another thread.

I back my bookmarks up. Ctrl+Shift+B to open the Library. Then go to "Import and Backup" and select "Export Bookmarks to HTML".

I save this tiny 90KB HTML file into my Dropbox folder. I do this every week or two, overwriting the file, so that if something goes horribly wrong I can get all my bookmarks back in seconds by opening the Library then going to "Import and Backup" and select "Import Bookmarks from HTML".

Very simple and quick procedure but it saves lots of heartache.

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Post Posted November 18th, 2012, 11:34 pm

Guesty Guest wrote:Don't know if this is relavent but I posted it on another thread.

I back my bookmarks up. Ctrl+Shift+B to open the Library. Then go to "Import and Backup" and select "Export Bookmarks to HTML".

I save this tiny 90KB HTML file into my Dropbox folder. I do this every week or two, overwriting the file, so that if something goes horribly wrong I can get all my bookmarks back in seconds by opening the Library then going to "Import and Backup" and select "Import Bookmarks from HTML".

Very simple and quick procedure but it saves lots of heartache.


How about zipping your whole profile and backing it up?

That way your covered for history, addons etc.
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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 12:10 am

Good advice,especially when using testing versions-while we're on it,why not use the excellent profile manager standalone http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/utilities/profilemanager/1.0/ which can copy and /or make a compressed backup of the profile with just a single click :wink:

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