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Post Posted March 2nd, 2020, 7:42 pm

So you do have a Profile Folder (two in fact); english & ez9zq6z7.ineuw.
(Now the latter, with only 1 item...)

So /english/ is your Profile Folder.
Don't know enough (nothing really) of the Linux end to know if the other directories are expected to also be there.

Actually, yes, basically yes, basically in agreement with Windows.

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E:\USERS\RUBEN\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX
+---Crash Reports
|   +---events
|   +---pending
|   \---submitted
+---Pending Pings
\---Profiles
    \---1msdk4tb.default-nightly
        +---bookmarkbackups
        +---crashes
        +---datareporting
        +---extensions
        +---minidumps
        +---saved-telemetry-pings
        +---security_state
        +---sessionstore-backups
        +---storage
        \---xulstore
installs.ini
profiles.ini
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2020, 7:50 pm

I am not looking for my profile . I know that my "english" profile there and it's working fine with all the components. In windows there is an intermediate folder named "Profiles" which stores the "english" profile folder and its contents. And this folder does not exist in Linux.

C:\Users\ineuw\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\english
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2020, 7:51 pm

ineuw wrote:I am not looking for my profile . I know that my "english" profile is there and it's working fine with all its components. In windows there is an intermediate folder named "Profiles" which then stores the "english" profile folder and its contents. And this folder does not exist in Linux.

C:\Users\ineuw\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\english
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2020, 8:10 pm

In windows there is an intermediate folder named "Profiles" which stores the "english" profile folder and its contents. And this folder does not exist in Linux.

So?
In any case, create it, if you're so inclined, & then move /english/ into it (so; /Profiles/english/) & adjust things (oh, now that can be trouble in FF) to point to it.
Then they'll be in the same relative locations.

Or move the Windows side up to its parent, then it will no longer be within /Profiles/.

Or simply have them in so other location; C:\tmp\myprofiles\english\, /tmp/myprofiles/english/.
(Don't wipe out /tmp/ ;-).)
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2020, 8:32 pm

Thank you. I won't do anything because of unforeseen changes by the developers. I was just curious about the reasons for both approaches. And now, just as the developers have moved on from this subject long ago, so will I. Thanks again.
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Post Posted July 7th, 2020, 3:43 pm

This post should have been titled "A really irrelevant question."
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