Moving Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikethebook, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. mikethebook macrumors member

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    Probably a basic question this but I'm upgrading to a new Mac and doing a "from scratch" install. How do I transfer all my Firefox settings (bookmarks, add-ins, and remembered passwords etc) into the new Firefox?
     
  2. justperry macrumors G3

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    Most of the settings are in:

    /Users/****/Library/Application Support/Firefox

    ****= Your User Name

    I don't use Firefox but I am pretty sure Passwords are saved in the keychain, so you also need to move your keychains over, be aware, on the new Install the password and user name needs to be exactly the same for this if you copy those files, it will not work if it's different.

    Your keychains are in:

    /Users/****/Library/Keychains
     
  3. mikethebook thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Does that mean i can just replace the Firefox file in Application support with my version?
     
  4. justperry macrumors G3

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    Yes
    But, as I told before, I don't really know 100% sure if passwords are there, if not and they are in the keychains you need to import those as well and it will only work if both User Name and Password are the same.
     
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