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How to carry over customizations to a new account?

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Post Posted May 13th, 2019, 3:40 am

I have a Firefox account that seems to be incompatible with Firefox versions past 59.x. So it looks like I'm definitely going to have to upgrade now that all of the old add-ons have been expired by Mozilla, supposedly accidently. I need to bring some of my customizations over into a newly created account. I'm thinking that I need add-ons, bookmarks, history, and saved passwords migrated over. Is there a procedure to follow for this?

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Post Posted May 13th, 2019, 3:46 am

First we need to be sure we understand your terminology. When you refer to an "account" are you referring to Firefox Sync (1) or to you actually refer to the Firefox profile (2)?

1) https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/accounts/
2) http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

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Post Posted May 13th, 2019, 3:52 am

There is mozillaZine guide to transferring some data here: Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox

It does mention that trying to transfer addons is a frequent cause of problems and advises not to do so.

In any case, read through that document and if you come across specific difficulty post back here and others might be able to help.
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