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john32073
 
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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 3:19 pm

I have two version of Firefox installed
Version 56 which is a 64 Bit Version installed into my (C:program Files folder)

Then I have Firefox Version 47 which is a 32 Bit Version installed into my (C:program Files (x86) folder)

I want to copy the profile from version 47 32 Bit over to version 56 64 Bit
I can Locate the version 47 32 bit by

How can I do that

Second question I can type firefox.exe –P into the Run Cmd and it will bring up my user profile where I can create a new user which I did
But it the firefow 47 version stored in C: Program Files (x86)

Cant figure out how to bring up the Firefox 56 store in C:Programs file

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 3:41 pm

I am no authority but...

If you are just looking to identify where your profile files and folders are located for two different versions, open each version and enter about:support. You can open two versions by using the -no-remote option in the call to open the second version -- whichever it is. C:\Firefox\firefox.exe -P AddonUser -no-remote (addonuser should be substituted with your profile name)


Click the button Open folder (Profile folder) for each version.

I would strongly suggest copying away each profile just in case one doesn't survive. :)
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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 7:28 am

firefox.exe -P brings up the profile manager as bruce pointed out. how many profiles do you see?

it does not matter which firefox.exe.

to remove firefox 47 just uninstall - and reinstall v56 to be sure, that firefox is working proper, can be tricky if not
v56 here -> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

concerning profile(s) - if profile manager shows only one profile it do not matter, there is nothing you can copy.

in case of two profiles:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows
or
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager

This article explains how to selectively transfer Firefox user data and settings to a new Firefox profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox


in windows x64
firefox x64 (64 bit) -> c:\program files\Mozilla firefox
firefox x86 (32 bt) -> c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla firefox

profiles here -> %appdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles
(%appdata% is valid for each windows and current user, it points to
c:\users\<username>\appdata\roaming\ <- which is username depending - insert user name)

assembled would be:
c:\users\<username>\appdata\roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles

or open firefox, enter about:support -> use button to open profile folder!

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 9:11 am

@B wrote:to remove firefox 47 just uninstall

He wants to keep both.
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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 11:03 am

we need to wait if he uses two profiles or one. i dont think he has two profiles as he dont know about how to handle two installations.

at least he should stay with v56 because v47 is outdated and vulnerable - regular users should stick with it, they are not conscious about the danger.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 1:21 pm

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 2:45 pm

:roll:

This article explains how to selectively transfer Firefox user data and settings to a new Firefox profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

any other as described - two profiles, each one for each browser. dont touch the browsers directory!

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Post Posted November 4th, 2017, 8:11 am

I finally got me a Good Fix
Problem 1 I like My foscam camera's But My fix to solve that problem on viewing on firefox is I am going to junk the camers

Problem 2 Firefox to many thing no longer working in each update, I been a firefox from the time it came out, But It is junk now
mozilla took a good thing and turned it into Junk It gone to solve a whole bunch of headaches

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