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Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby crow_se on Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:42 pm

Hello all
After finally getting my wireless Internet access (Netgear DGN834 and WPN11) and installing Cassandra, I have a couple of questions.
1. I backed up my bookmarks, usernames and passwords from Firefox on XP using FEBE. I restored these through FEBE to Firefox on Cassandra, and only the bookmarks are present. When I restore the usernames and passwords I get a dialog stating that they have been restored, but listing the passwords, (Edit - Preferences - Security - Show Passwords) displays a blank window. For restore in XP I copied the file into the Firefox config folder (cant remember the folder name). Where should this file go for Firefox on Cassandra ?
2. In Thunderbird on XP I have 2 email addresses for different ISPs. These show as different folders in the folders pane with Local Folders as a separate folder. In TB under Cassandra the folders for the ISPs show as folders under Local Folders. I followed the same procedures for TB under XP and Cassandra. Is it possible for these two folders to be in the 'top level' folder tree with Local Folders separate ?
TIA
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:08 pm

You can do it all manually. Firefox settings go to ~/.mozilla/firefox/ and Thunderbird settings go to ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/ ... Find out where Windows stores those settings (e.g. Documents and Settings/Username/Application Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/xxxx_something-random-here_xxxx/ ), then you can copy the content of those folders 1:1 over to your Linux home folder.

Example --valid for my system; your's might be slightly different--

My German Windows XP stored my Firefox settings in this folder:
Dokumente und Einstellungen/myUserName/Anwendungsdaten/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/w8kb6xsm.default/

So the contents of that folder ... :
    dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 May 11 22:50 ./
    dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Oct 2 2004 ../
    dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Aug 19 2005 Cache.Trash/
    -r-------- 2 root root 100 May 11 20:02 blocklist.xml
    dr-x------ 1 root root 0 May 11 22:47 bookmarkbackups/
    -r-------- 2 root root 661507 May 11 22:50 bookmarks.bak
    -r-------- 2 root root 661507 May 11 22:50 bookmarks.html
    -r-------- 1 root root 65536 May 11 22:50 cert8.db
    dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Mar 18 12:32 chrome/
    -r-------- 2 root root 140 Mar 28 18:34 compatibility.ini
    -r-------- 2 root root 24 Oct 16 2005 components.ini
    -r-------- 1 root root 152248 May 11 19:52 compreg.dat
    -r-------- 1 root root 8401 May 11 22:41 cookies.txt
    -r-------- 1 root root 24 Oct 16 2005 defaults.ini
    -r-------- 2 root root 206 May 11 22:47 downloads.rdf
    dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 May 11 20:02 extensions/
    -r-------- 2 root root 1824 May 11 19:52 extensions.cache
    -r-------- 2 root root 1959 May 11 19:52 extensions.ini
    -r-------- 2 root root 30985 May 11 19:52 extensions.rdf
    -r-------- 2 root root 231 May 11 22:50 formhistory.dat
    dr-x------ 1 root root 0 Aug 30 2006 gm_scripts/
    -r-------- 1 root root 395 May 11 22:50 history.dat
    -r-------- 1 root root 23793 May 11 21:26 hostperm.1
    -r-------- 1 root root 16384 May 11 22:50 key3.db
    -r-------- 2 root root 17066 May 11 22:50 localstore.rdf
    -r-------- 2 root root 12820 Aug 17 2006 mimeTypes.rdf
    -r-------- 1 root root 13536 May 11 22:50 prefs.js
    -r-------- 1 root root 752 Oct 2 2004 search.rdf
    -r-------- 2 root root 2048 Mar 18 12:29 search.sqlite
    -r-------- 1 root root 16384 Oct 2 2004 secmod.db
    -r-------- 2 root root 394 May 11 22:50 sessionstore.js
    -r-------- 1 root root 3666 Apr 17 20:42 signons2.txt
    -r-------- 2 root root 3879936 May 11 22:39 urlclassifier2.sqlite
    -r-------- 1 root root 95240 May 11 19:52 xpti.dat


... go here on Linux:
~/.mozilla/firefox/default.rku/

Voila, done. Everything preserved. With Thunderbird it's similar.
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Postby Husse on Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:06 pm

Dokumente und Einstellungen

Thought that was always untranslated - Documents and Settings
No MInt question though - but good to know that it may be translated in another case like this :)
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Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby crow_se on Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:29 pm

Thanks for the advice. That did the trick.
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