My Windows 7 broke up and now I am on Ubuntu. I can't load Windows itself, only command line, system restore and others didn't work.

I can however access my Windows 7 files from Ubuntu.

Is it possible to copy all Firefox bookmarks, passwords etc. from Windows 7 to Ubuntu's Firefox?

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    Firefox has the ability to sync passwords I would use that. – Ramhound Sep 27 '11 at 16:16
  • By Mozilla, you mean Firefox? – slhck Sep 27 '11 at 16:16
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    @Ramhound With his Windows broken, how would that work? – slhck Sep 27 '11 at 16:16
  • @slhck: Yeah, Firefox. – hey Sep 27 '11 at 16:22
  • simply copy it from the windows folder to the linux folder... Or does that not work? – Darokthar Sep 27 '11 at 16:24

Assuming that your Windows partition is mounted as /mnt and that your Windows username is hey, first copy the (randomly named) old profile directory to your Ubuntu account:

cp -r /mnt/Users/hey/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/*.default ~/.mozilla/firefox/win7profile

Then quit Firefox and edit the ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini file, changing StartWithLastProfile=1 to StartWithLastProfile=0 and adding the following to the end:


Restart Firefox. It should then allow you to select which profile you want to use.

  • Very nice. I have one computer that I have been running different browsers to maintain different configurations, is it this easy to run separate profiles. I can't believe this is my first glimpse of this. – Dennis Sep 27 '11 at 17:17
  • @PleaseStand: It doesn't work... :( And where can I find that file in Ubuntu (I am noob). – hey Sep 27 '11 at 18:11
  • @hey: In the cp command, replace /mnt/Users/hey/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/*.default with your windows7 firefox profile directory. – NoBugs Feb 26 '12 at 3:09

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