Windows 10: Mozilla lost bookmarks and passwords after upgrade


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    Mozilla lost bookmarks and passwords after upgrade


    Hey,

    Anybody else have the wonderful experience of losing all their bookmarks and their password database when they restarted Firefox after the update from Windows 7 (or any other version) -> Windows 10??

    Yes, did create system image but did not preserve C:\users (-> U:\) *. Even the old folder no longer had my bookmarks, and moving the old passwd and master key file did not allow Moz to figure it out.**

    * I don't want \users on my SSD drive -- I add/delete stuff WAYYY too often, so it sits on a spinny drive and is connected via a junction point.

    ** Thank the electronic god(desse)s for even a 7-month-old backup, so I didn't lose that much in terms of moz config.


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  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    Upgrades do not work well if the user folders are not in their default locations. The only fix I've seen is to restore the original OS then restore them to their default location then upgrade again.
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  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    well, I'm already there, so...

    The real oddity was that it shoved \users over to C:\windows.old\users.

    This is wack. Wanting to keep \users separate from the system drive is NOT an illogical or unreasonable approach!
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  4. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    FYI. In firefox, there's is an SYNC option that you create an account to save everything including add-ons. If you use it then you don't have to worry about losing bookmarks, passwords etc... And if you have multiple PC's, adding a bookmark on one PC will also sync up with other PC's.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    FYI. In firefox, there's is an SYNC option that you create an account to save everything including add-ons. If you use it then you don't have to worry about losing bookmarks, passwords etc... And if you have multiple PC's, adding a bookmark on one PC will also sync up with other PC's.

    That involves, effectively a "cloud-based sync". Not terribly interested in that, but it's starting to look like I won't have a choice. :P

    [Maybe my laptop has some of the passwords...]
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