[nmglug] new laptop

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Sat Aug 3 16:46:14 PDT 2019

Brian O'Keefe writes:
>    Thanks Ted. I wonder why it happened? I got my email all migrated but
>    my FF bookmarks, history, passwords are proving to be much more
>    difficult. I have copied over my profile to no avail. I'm now going to
>    copy my entire ~/.mozilla folder which is huge and will take much time.
>    Hopefully though it will work. Other migrations only ever required my
>    FF profile.

In case you haven't already done it: you should be able to backup or
export your bookmarks from the Show All Bookmarks window, then
restore/import them in the new Firefox. That saves you from having
to move places.sqlite which at least in my firefox profile is the
lion's share of the profile's disk space. (It used to be the cache
directory, which I don't see any more, so maybe that got sucked into
places.sqlite too.) You still might want to copy the rest of the
Firefox folder to save your preferences, extensions and so on, but
they'll be small compared to places.sqlite.


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