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candylovergirl

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Post Posted July 31st, 2019, 2:26 am

Hello,

Newbie here

Can I know all the paths that FF use to install it in Windows 10 b.1903?

Thanks
camelia
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Post Posted July 31st, 2019, 6:41 am

You can pretty much install wherever you want.

Default install, oh, suppose it depends on OS, & bitness, but either /Program Files/ or /Program Files (x86)/.


Profiles, likewise can pretty much be wherever you want.

Again, default locations are (where I would never want it ;-)), http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder.
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Post Posted July 31st, 2019, 8:58 pm

therube wrote:You can pretty much install wherever you want.

Default install, oh, suppose it depends on OS, & bitness, but either /Program Files/ or /Program Files (x86)/.


Profiles, likewise can pretty much be wherever you want.

Again, default locations are (where I would never want it ;-)), http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder.


Thank you very much,

I am looking for the following files but it seems some path changes and some .sqlite names changes also
I have check https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/re ... ld-profile
but everything is very different now

Where are they now? and which .sqlite names changed their names or they do not exist anymore in the current FF version?

Can you please help?

Kind Regards
Camelia

Files and their new location if they still exit that I am looking for:

Frank Lion wrote:Close Firefox and delete -

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<random profile id>\Cache

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<random profile id>\
cookies.sqlite
downloads.sqlite
formhistory.sqlite
places.sqlite
sessionstore.bak
sessionstore.js

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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 12:38 am

So you want to open your profile and delete those files?
Did you try typing
about:profiles
into the address bar and hit enter? The one you want is Root Directory
Don't know how long ago Frank wrote that advice? Some file names have changed
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm

If you delete places.sqlite, you will lose your history. Make a backup of all profiles before experimenting is usually best.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2019, 1:45 am

candylovergirl wrote:Files and their new location if they still exit that I am looking for:

Put about:profiles in the addressbar and press Enter. All profile paths are then shown. The 'Root' profile is the one you want.

Frank Lion wrote:Close Firefox and del

That was a very old post - viewtopic.php?p=12105947#p12105947 to a user with special requirements.

Ignore it (apart from my backing up advice there.)

Even when backed up, we ask that users rename unwanted files, not delete them. However, the user in that link insisted they wanted to delete them.
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2019, 12:14 am

malliz wrote:So you want to open your profile and delete those files?
Did you try typing
about:profiles
into the address bar and hit enter? The one you want is Root Directory
Don't know how long ago Frank wrote that advice? Some file names have changed

Yes, I want to open my profile and delete those files
No, I haven not try typing about:profiles into the address bar and hit enter yet, but now I know how to access the Root Directory
Oh! Frank wrote that advice many years ago...

Thank you

kerft wrote:If you delete places.sqlite, you will lose your history. Make a backup of all profiles before experimenting is usually best.

Back up done, ready to experiment

Thank you

Frank Lion wrote:
candylovergirl wrote:Files and their new location if they still exit that I am looking for:

Put about:profiles in the addressbar and press Enter. All profile paths are then shown. The 'Root' profile is the one you want.

Frank Lion wrote:Close Firefox and del

That was a very old post - viewtopic.php?p=12105947#p12105947 to a user with special requirements.

Ignore it (apart from my backing up advice there.)

Even when backed up, we ask that users rename unwanted files, not delete them. However, the user in that link insisted they wanted to delete them.

Understood

Thank you

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2019, 3:57 am

clearing history, cookies, forms and more
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/de ... ry-firefox

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Post Posted August 5th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Brummelchen wrote:clearing history, cookies, forms and more
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/de ... ry-firefox


Thank you! :P

Camelia

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Post Posted August 6th, 2019, 8:54 am

candylovergirl wrote:Back up done, ready to experiment

I'm late here and as you can see I use the ESR version of Firefox...but that doesn't really matter in this case... Even though a backup was done (which can fail at times) it is best to 'experiment' with a playing around with it profile... and leave your main one alone...just my thoughts.
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