browser settings lost in TM backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guido.coza, May 7, 2014.

  1. guido.coza macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi I have a problem with my mozilla browser. I thought the easiest is to uninstall the corrupt version and re-install from a backup.
    Now what I get from TM is the blank bare Mozilla download as I could get it from the internet. None of my settings, bookmarks, passwords etc are stored! Did I miss something??
    Please anybody have a solution as I'm battling for the last 4 days to get on the net at all
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #2
    It sounds like you need to restore your Firefox profile. It should be in one of these two folders. The ~ is your personal users folder.

    Code:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/
    ~/Library/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/
     
  3. guido.coza thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Weaselboy
    sadly none of the 2 mentioned file still exist.
    Why doesn't Timemashine not restore the version and state of a program on the time of the backup?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #4
    You could restore your entire Mac back to a previous date if you want, but this would lose any files added since that date. Do a command-r boot to recovery then select restore from Time Machine and select the date you want to restore from.
     

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