How to restore Win10 20H2 Firefox profile from Ubuntu backup  


  1. Posts : 22
    windows 10
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    How to restore Win10 20H2 Firefox profile from Ubuntu backup


    I'm a former Windows user (12 years with Ubuntu) thinking about migrating back to Win10. I have my Firefox default- release profile backed up daily on a usb hard drive. I've tried copying the contents of my profile to users/Lou/appdata/mozilla/xxxxxxxx.default-release with no joy at all. Obviously, not the right way to go - will someone tell me where I'm going wrong? TIA for any help...
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    LouG said:
    ... I've tried copying the contents of my profile to users/Lou/appdata/mozilla/xxxxxxxx.default-release with no joy at all. Obviously, not the right way to go - will someone tell me where I'm going wrong? TIA for any help...
    I believe the path you should copy to is:

    C:\Users\Lou\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default-release
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  3. Posts : 1,594
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #3

    please see restoring to different location
    Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles | Firefox Help

    IF you have followed that procedure and it did not work, then you may have to delete the profile on 10 and create new profile - which will then be default profile and copy from backup to there. Is there any chance you are ONLY merely pasting the folder to there. - please see guide.

    I do not use Firefox any longer and have not done for sometime, especially on 10 as I am firmly committed to Edge which of course is Chrome.

    I did use Firefox in days gone by and moved it from Mint to 8.1 and did not have a problem

    I presume the Ubuntu is not running still with 10 on dual boot, or will remain on another computer if it is - sync may be a way forward
    Can I sync Firefox on a Windows/Linux dual boot on one computer? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

    Sync and save | Firefox Help

    I cannot help directly with Sync as I have not used it.

    I am just slightly confused as to if you NOW have 10
    I'm a former Windows user (12 years with Ubuntu) thinking about migrating back to Win10.
    and still have Firefox on Ubuntu etc.
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  4. Posts : 22
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    No, not dual boot - the Linux machine is a totally different laptop. I am generally distrustful of Mozilla instructions as they are frequently out of date or not specifically about my problem.

    I looked up the appdata/roaming thing and am not totally sure I understand the idea behind it (the concept of calling it "roaming") but I'll give it a try and see what happens.

    Thanks for the replies...
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  5. Posts : 7,847
    windows 10
       #5

    The simple way isif you sign into FF and tell it to sync then tell it to do the same on windows it will do oit all for you all your bookmarks passwords etc. Work across platforms
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    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
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    Samurai
    Indeed one of my suggestions
    I presume the Ubuntu is not running still with 10 on dual boot, or will remain on another computer if it is - sync may be a way forward
    Can I sync Firefox on a Windows/Linux dual boot on one computer? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

    Sync and save | Firefox Help
    It seemed the best way although as I said I have not used it.

    Crewe - knew it well in the 60/70 era. How does your local time come to be 1711
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