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Old 07-03-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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FireFox Passwords and Screen Names

I have been busy with a few things. I backed up some files so I could just transfer existing passwords and screen names when I reinstalled Ubuntu and Firefox. Problem is I didn't back up all I needed. So now I am stuck with rolling back to the ones I had in March. Problem is..... I forgot what all the files where that stored this info. I remember signons2 and formhistory (I think,) but that is it. Can anyone remind me what files I am leaving out?

I did great with all my ftp info and several pop3 accounts. Backed up all the right things. I am frustrated that I didn't backup Firefox the right way, like I did before, lol.
Old 07-03-2007, 02:19 AM   #2
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Why not just copy the original .mozilla dir and paste it into your /home
Old 07-03-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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I have the settings different then I had from a few months ago, plus it is from XP when I backed it up there and moved them over to Ubuntu. I am hoping to just find the specific files to transfer over for the passwords and screen names. I have the info somewhere in my bookmarks. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything. So I may have to go through it one link at a time, that is a lot of bookmarks. I think I need to name them better in the future, lol.
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Originally Posted by bosewicht View Post
Why not just copy the original .mozilla dir and paste it into your /home
Someone like to explain to me how to do this? I joined in order to PM the user who posted this but apparently he has disabled PMs.


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