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Firefox data recovery question





Da Rossa
I've recently formatted my pc. Before I saved my Firefox installed directory and my profile folder. I'd like to get back my username and passwords stored in so many sites I log in. Where are they located, and what should I do?
Thanks!
sush
Try moving those backed-up folders to their original locations. No guarantee that it'll work Sad
silentpark
if you mede backups there should be no problem use them by putting them back to their old position.

should be
C:\Documents and Settings*\$user\Application Data*\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
*might be another name, if you are not using english language


but that should work (maybe remove (mean make a copy of it and delete the original) the excisting profile)
goansfr
silentpark wrote:
if you mede backups there should be no problem use them by putting them back to their old position.

should be
C:\Documents and Settings*\$user\Application Data*\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
*might be another name, if you are not using english language


but that should work (maybe remove (mean make a copy of it and delete the original) the excisting profile)


I confirm, just backup the folder located in "Documents and Settings", and u'll have next time, all things like configurations, favorites, cache, passwords, etc
Da Rossa
I got problems doing that.
Instead I followed this tutorial, seems to be interesting:

(skip the adblock related steps.)

Code:
How to do a really fresh install of Firefox:

I am only 99.9% sure these are the right directions
(so proceed at your own risk).
But...

If you are having problems (or want to avoid them), then I recommend doing a fresh install and only copying over some of your settings:

   1. Export your Adblock list.
   2. Download Firefox.
   3. Clear your cache.
   4. Close Firefox.
   5. Backup your "Profiles" directory to somewhere safe.
   6. Uninstall Firefox.
   7. Delete the Firefox program directory.
      (which could have been deleted during uninstall, but check to make sure)
   8. Delete the Firefox "Profiles" directory.
      (first make sure your backup is still safe)
   9. Install Firefox, and let it launch.
  10. When the "Import Wizard" launches, select "Don't import anything" and then click "Next".
  11. Let Firefox continue to launch.
  12. Set your the Options the way you want.
      (such as how long history is kept, and how to handle cookies)
  13. Close Firefox.
  14. Copy these files* into your freshly created profile directory:
          * bookmarks.bak
          * bookmarks.html**
          * cert8.db
          * cookies.txt
          * formhistory.dat
          * history.dat
          * key3.db
          * signons.txt
  15. Install Java: JRE 5.0 Update 5 ("Offline Installation" recommended)
      "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications"
  16. Start Firefox
  17. Install Adblock from:
      "Adblock - Fixed version here!"
      (restart Firefox after installation)
  18. Install your other extensions and themes one at a time (restarting Firefox after each)



Your Bookmarks, Saved Passwords, Saved Cookies, Saved Form Data, and History should all be there.

Any other settings should not (which is good 'cause presumably those are the settings causing problems).

I doubt this will be the case, but if it ends up that you really are missing settings you really, really needed you still have your backed up profile which you can (I think) just drop right over your current profile (though user.js may have paths in it you need to fix).

Thanks for all u!
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