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Windows 7: How to I change my User-Profile ?

21 Mar 2016   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I do have one solution that will work alongside the other very good solutions.
If the original C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Letters&NumbersCombo].default has been deleted or over-written, then you can use any one of a number of folder/file search utility [such as FileSeek] and search for: bookmarks.html, bookmarks-1.html and so on. I suspect once you find the original full-of-bookmarks bookmarks.html, after ensuring Firefox is not running, not active, then one can copy:
users [user] AppData Local Mozilla
users [user] AppData Roaming Mozilla
from that specific source into any target user account or user accounts you want to.
Restart Firefox, you should be able to continue with the original known-good firefox settings along with the original bookmarks.html containing all of the desired Firefox bookmarks.
I have done this a number of times between my three computers and each target computer successfully ran the source material.

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21 Mar 2016   #22

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi RolandJS !

Thanks for your advice.
I understand the general gist of what you're advising but... not well enough to follow through.
I'm not technically sabe with the internals.

For example:
I downloaded FileSeek and attempted to search for "bookmarks.html" in directory: C:\
and receive messages complaining about encountering errors while accessing the search.

Perhaps it's because I ran FileSeek while Firefox was running ?

Also didn't fully understand:
Firefox is not running, not active, then one can copy:
users [user] AppData Local Mozilla
users [user] AppData Roaming Mozilla
from that specific source into any target user account or user accounts you want to.
Way above my head !!!

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24 Mar 2016   #23

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank You EVERYONE who jumped in to help me, especially Roy in Merry Olde !

I copied Roy's solution and will be trying (carefully) it soon.

I'll close this issue now.

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