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Old 01-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Newly installed debian sid & saved debian wheezy home would like to transfer files


I recently installed debian sid & saved my old debian wheezy home, would like to transfer all files & bookmarks from old home to the new home, which are on the same disk.
I already tried to import bookmarks, but firefox doesn't see them. I also copied & pasted the bookmarksbackup but it didn't work.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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how did u try to import firefox bookmarks?
did u have a problem finding your bookmarks?
I did the following to try to find solution:
1-I opened my home directory using Nautilus
2- I opened the View menu then chose "Show hidden Files" or simply press Ctrl + h
3- go to the folder .mozilla (notice the dot)
4- go to the folder firefox
5- press Ctrl + f then type "bookmark" (without the quotes)
then you will find your bookmarks
right click on any file you want to copy then



About the other files:
identify the partition holding your root /home directory
if you have problems with this step just ask again in this post
waiting for your move.....

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how did u try to import firefox bookmarks?
did u have a problem finding your bookmarks?
I did the following to try to find solution:
1-I opened my home directory using Nautilus
2- I opened the View menu then chose "Show hidden Files" or simply press Ctrl + h
3- go to the folder .mozilla (notice the dot)
4- go to the folder firefox
5- press Ctrl + f then type "bookmark" (without the quotes)
then you will find your bookmarks
right click on any file you want to copy then



About the other files:
identify the partition holding your root /home directory
if you have problems with this step just ask again in this post
waiting for your move.....
 
Old 01-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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try searching google using the terms "firefox bookmarks backup"
 
Old 01-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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You could copy your ~/.mozilla directory -as well as other important files- from your old Wheezy home to your new Sid's user directory (it will copy all your bookmarks, extensions, configurations) etc. Or you could even tell Sid through /etc/fstab to use the old /home partition as its /home partition (unless you want to delete the old /home partition for some reason).
 
Old 01-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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You could copy your ~/.mozilla directory -as well as other important files- from your old Wheezy home to your new Sid's user directory (it will copy all your bookmarks, extensions, configurations) etc. Or you could even tell Sid through /etc/fstab to use the old /home partition as its /home partition (unless you want to delete the old /home partition for some reason).
+1

I myself would just copy it over from one /home to the other, but then again I have had multiple distros/variations and only used 1 /home
 
Old 01-19-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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@kareempharmacist I only found bookmarksbackup I tried using iceweasel import fnction while the partition was mounted & also tried copy & paste, I can however go thru backup files & copy & enter them 1 x1 in my brouser to save them but that would be very time consuming also limits my learning experience.
I looked at rsync but my understanding of it is that it has to be a functional system, correct me if I am wrong please. I also am however able to copy & paste my documents but that inhibits the learning experience also.
My objective is to do an all-in-one transfer if possible.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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I am tring to help you but I don't know exactly what do u want
for learning experience I recommend this book "GNU Linux Basic"

http://ifile.it/k6y3fo/__GNU_Linux_Basic.pdf

I also recoomend reading any book about linux administration specifically file management and file systems.I can Send u links for some books if u want .and anything u didn't understand just ask about it here
I enjoy the learning experience parallel with u
 
Old 01-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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I ended up just doing a copy & paste job, so all of my files & are transfered including firefox bookmarksbackup.html.
The only thing is now I have to decypher the html for my bookmarks &manually put them in.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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If you copy your .mozilla directory from your old /home/user directory to the new one, you won't have to mess with individual files manually; the Iceweasel in Sid will use these settings just as the Iceweasel in Wheezy did (you will have all your bookmarks, extensions and settings back).

Cheers.
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #10
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Thank you I transferred .mozilla to desktop as the path was so long I couldn't get the full path after that I executed "cp -r .mozilla /home/user"
The bookmarks didn't show untill I remove the original,but it worked.

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #11
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so I think you should now mark it as solved
did you have a look at the book or what ?
 
Old 01-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #12
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I didn't look at the book just searched on line for copy directory command.
 
  


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