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 Post subject: Impporting profile from Firefox...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:33 pm 
Thoroughbred
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I've been having problems with Firefox, so I decided to uninstall and reinstall. I looked it up and I clicked on Run, then typed %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

There were 3 folders in that folder, I copied all 3 of them.

I reinstalled Firefox, then pasted the 3 folders in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\


It doesn't work. I get the "firefox is already running but is not responding. to open a new window you must first close" error, even though it's not running in the background or under processes. I reboot and the error is still there.

So, I decided to uninstall Firefox and all the profiles again.. but now I don't have my old bookmarks and passwords.

Does someone here have a clue how to fix this? I stll have the 3 folders I copied out of the profile folder.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:40 pm 
Little Foot
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there's an addon that creates a single file specifically for what you're doing. then you go to your new install and click import from tools and navigate to that file. I've tried what you're doing and can't get it to work either. Worked for skype history and a bunch of other programs, but not firefox for some reason.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:01 am 
Thoroughbred
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That sucks. I just lot so many passwords I have no way of remembering now.


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Usually you can uninstall and reinstall Firefox, and your profile will still be there. However, I can absolutely be certain that there aren't just 3 folders. Depending on you OS, it should be in your documents and settings\user\local setting\... folder for XP. I can't remember as of now but as in Vista, its in your C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<randomname>. Regardless, that same folder <randomname> should be copied back the the same place as before.


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