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Firefox: Import profile from backup - how to do it

Even if you create a new Firefox profile, you don't have to do without your saved data like passwords and bookmarks. If you have previously created a backup, important data can be easily imported into Firefox. In this article we explain how to do it.

Import profile: How to create a backup in Firefox

If you want to import important data such as bookmarks, history or passwords from your old profile into a new Firefox profile, you can only do so if you have created a backup first. To do this, first call up your profile folder by typing "about:support" in the address bar and going to "Profile folder" > "Show folder". To back up your profile, right-click on your profile folder and select "Copy". Next, navigate to the folder where you want to back up your Firefox profile and copy it in by selecting "Paste".

Firefox: How to import a profile backup

Before importing a previously saved Firefox profile, please first make sure that Firefox has completely quit. If necessary, make up for this by clicking on "Quit" in the menu.
  1. Then navigate to the path "C:\User\<Your username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" on your PC or laptop and at the same time open the folder where the profile backup is stored.
  2. Then open the Firefox profile management by starting the Run dialog and entering the command "firefox.exe -p".
  3. Now create a new Firefox profile under "Create Profile" and go back to the "Profiles" folder.
  4. Finally copy the individual files from your backup folder into the Profiles folder, so that they are available to you when you restart Firefox.

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