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Post Posted August 11th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Hi all,
I have had a crash and am not able to start my computer. I have put the hard drive into another computer, but am not sure what files to retrieve for my bookmarks and addresses; and, what to do with them.
Can anyone help?
Thanks,
... john

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Post Posted August 11th, 2019, 2:29 pm

DanRaisch wrote:See this article --- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

Paying particular attention to the cloning of profiles section, which is what is required here.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm

I notice that sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs is missing in the article (see also the sessionstore-backups folder).

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Post Posted August 11th, 2019, 4:27 pm

dickvl wrote:I notice that sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs is missing in the article (see also the sessionstore-backups folder).

Put them in, please Dick.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2019, 9:16 pm

You can have a look to see if I didn't make mistakes with updating the files list.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2019, 6:28 am

dickvl wrote:You can have a look to see if I didn't make mistakes with updating the files list.

Many thanks, Dick. Looks OK to me.

Thanks again.
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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 7:12 pm

DanRaisch wrote:See this article --- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

Hi Dan,
I forgot to mention that I'm trying to recover my bookmarks and addresses from a windows 7 drive, so that I can use them on Windows XP. Does that make any difference?
...... john

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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm

There are different profile folder locations on Windows XP and later versions. But perhaps of more significance, what version were you running on Windows 7? Firefox 56+ profiles may not be backwards compatible with earlier versions.

Also, what do you mean by "addresses"?

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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 9:31 pm

A profile used by the current 68 release (UI_VERSION = 81) is likely not compatible with Firefox 52 (UI_VERSION = 42) and a lot of migration code would have run.
https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-release ... erGlue.jsm

You can backup the profile folder and keep it until you get a new hard drive for this computer.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

You can try to ask for help on a Windows oriented forum to see if this can be fixed.

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Post Posted August 15th, 2019, 11:44 am

(I was going to ask about that, but I gather he is only dealing with FF 52 in all cases, only throwing Win7 into the mix because that is where he is attempting to recover his files through, & not that he is intending to "backup" from 68 to 52. Otherwise, dickvl & jscher are correct.)

I'm trying to recover my bookmarks and addresses from a windows 7 drive, so that I can use them on Windows XP. Does that make any difference?

Not if what I alluded to is correct.
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