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Post Posted January 21st, 2018, 1:46 pm

Setting up FF on a new PC.
If the only things I want from my current profile are:
Addon extensions (options are already set the way I want them)
What directories/file(s) from the profile do I copy into the FF new profile.

Any others that I need to copy and still have basically a clean profile?

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Post Posted January 21st, 2018, 3:06 pm

For details see here: ... _-_Firefox

Many options for extensions are in prefs.js . folders extension-data and extensions should copy your extensions.
Bookmarks are in places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite .

However, some other data for extensions are other places - see here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3034189


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Post Posted January 21st, 2018, 3:09 pm

As extensions and the config settings changes they make are usually the source of profile problems, migrating them to a new computer will automatically ensure you don't have a "clean profile."

See this article -- ... _-_Firefox

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