1. why I have a separate directory for FF (and indeed just about all of my special programs, such is IDEs, NEMO action, etc) is that I have identical setups on a laptop and my desktop. I sync the data between these things using rsync on a back-to-back ethernet null modem cable. I do this so that a setup on one machine is the same as the other.
2. Already did what you ssuggested.
I just tried copying the uncorrupted firefox profile, the complete ~/.mozilla directory AND even the firefox executable directory from my laptop where it still works, to my desktop. I copy the files by deleting the desktop directories, then using rsync. Still no joy.
BTW here's the contents of the profiles.ini file
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I have been using a setup like this for years. But I seem to have fouled something up when I installed Mint 19.1, because now both firefox and thunderbird can't start because of profile issues
. Did the same thing with TBird: copied profile, & .thunderbird folder. TBird works on the laptop.
Gotta be some hidden setting from moz.org.
What really bugs me is that all of the mozilla suggestons don't work, either. I should be able to create a new profile by firefox --ProfileManager, but I still get the error.