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slickrcbd
 
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Post Posted November 28th, 2019, 2:09 pm

I have two computers, one the primary and the other the secondary.
I've had some hardware failure recently on one computer recently that makes it unreliable. It's either the power supply or the video card, and I have to shop around for a replacement for the latter. However, I was able to back up the Firefox profile.

If I wanted to overwrite the history, open tabs, and bookmarks on the other computer, would I need to copy anything besides the following files from one profile to another?
I tried importing the booksarks, but that resulted in the bookmarks from the other computer being in a separate folder from the primary with a ton of duplicates as a result. It also stripped all my tags and descriptions from the bookmarks.
I don't care about the bookmarks on the computer I'm trying to import, so just replacing it is fine.
One is using Firefox 56 however, the other the latest Firefox, so I can't just copy the entire profile folder.
I'm also copying passwords just in case.

Do I need anything besides the following files:
    key3.db
    persdict.dat
    places.*
    search.json.mozlz4
    search.sqlite
    search-metadata.json
    secmod.db
    SecurityPreloadState.txt
    sessionCheckpoints.json
    sessionstore.js
    signons.sqlite
    storage.sqlite
    storage-sync.sqlite

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