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Friday, May 18, 2012

Migrating Firefox From XP to Windows 7

 

Quick Answer:

To migrate Firefox settings from XP to Windows 7 you will need to copy the below folder with Firefox closed.

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
to
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

 

Detailed Instructions

    1. Install Firefox on Windows 7, launch it once, then close it. Make sure Firefox on XP is closed also. Important! Make sure they are the same versions! You cannot migrate between different versions!
    1. On XP, go to: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default.
    1. Copy that entire folder to the Windows 7 computer desktop.
    1. On Windows 7, go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default .
    1. Copy and paste the folder contents from step 5 to the Windows 7 folder (C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default).

Other options:

Mozbackup

Sources

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/154264-Migrating-Firefox-from-XP-to-Vista-or-Windows-7
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Backing%20up%20your%20information
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Managing-profiles

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