Ubuntu crashed restore firefox bookmarks and passwords.

Asked by Warren Hill on 2018-06-06

Ubuntu crashed recently and stopped booting.

I have replaced the hard disk and installed Ubuntu on it.

I have the hard disk that crashes mounted in a USB caddy so I am able to mount the file system and recover files from it. I also have a backup of my home directory that is about a month old how can transfer my firefox bookmarks and passwords.

Thanks in advance Warren.

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Just copy the old


Folder from your old user's home to your new one. You may need to chown it to your new user. I assume you don't use thunderbird for email.

If the data is important to you why are your backups not more frequent?

Warren Hill (wmhill) said : #2

As far as Firefox is concerned I only need my book marks and saved passwords so 1 month old is OK.

For project specific files I save much more frequently.

I have two rolling separate storage devices for each of my clients which I update every day anything changes in their projects, I have two devices for my own data too. I also backup \home and \var\www once a month.

This worked, Thanks ActionParsnip.

Warren Hill (wmhill) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.