1.    04 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Boulder Creek, CA USA
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    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384

    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.    04 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,252
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    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.    04 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Boulder Creek, CA USA
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    Windows 10 RTM/Build 10240.16384
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    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.    04 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    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.    04 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Boulder Creek, CA USA
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp 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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