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Post Posted March 20th, 2017, 11:46 am

Hello!
how do I backup/export in a file to be able to import to another installation the passwords and the history?

Is this guide accurate?
https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Install- ... ng-history

Do I just move the specific files I want to backup?
what if the files are corrupted? Will they corrupt my new firefox?

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Post Posted March 20th, 2017, 12:05 pm

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Post Posted March 24th, 2017, 2:55 pm

I copied my bookmarks as described in that article but they do not show up in my FF!
Also, apparently sync didn't work

any idea?

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Post Posted March 24th, 2017, 3:34 pm

What file(s) did you copy and to where did you copy them?

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Post Posted March 25th, 2017, 3:32 pm

I copied places.sqlite to the profile directory I found at about:support !

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Post Posted March 25th, 2017, 6:50 pm

Did you do that with Firefox closed?
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted March 26th, 2017, 1:12 pm

dfoulkes wrote:Did you do that with Firefox closed?


yes and Windows confirmed that the target file was replaced!
I will try again

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