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Windows 7: How to move a Firefox profile to new user?

15 Sep 2010   #11
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Next time you uninstall, reboot into Safe Mode. You should then be able to delete the dang folder.


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15 Sep 2010   #12
rebadurchee

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Folder not found. Problem remains.
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15 Sep 2010   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I hate to say it, but your install is buggy to say the least. If the repair install did not work, you are looking at a clean install to fix this, and your other issues. A Guy
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15 Sep 2010   #14
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

After a clean install and starting FF without any initial changes (to get the new profile going) can't you then close out of FF and copy in the old profile? Or is that what you've been doing? It seems as if you have taken more steps than necessary.

As WindowStar mentioned, the new data will be in a folder similar to: Users>NewUser>AppData>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>something.default

Copy the contents of your old user xxxx.default folder to the folder mentioned above and restart FF after also editing the profiles.ini and copying the Local folder files (described momentarily). I couldn't find any pathing changes that needed to be done as
WindowStar also mentioned. WidowStar's reference to "..\<username>\AppData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.ini" should have read "..\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.ini

Profiles.ini appears thus:
Quote:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/change to match the something folder name above for the new user.default
Default=1
If you have set any additional profiles up they will appear below
[Profile1]
Name=test
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/cb5flbql.test

[Profile2]
Name=test2
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/ycushnrc.test2

You will also have to do the same thing for the folder in "
Users>NewUser>AppData>Local>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>something.default" but there will be no ini file to edit.

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