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The flakey PC finally flaked its last and will only run for about 1/2 hour
before dying.

I can't find any bloated electrolytics, but loading any USB port will take it
down in 30 seconds.

So it's time to move on.

What's the procedure for getting all Firefox bookmarks, tabs, passwords, etc.
onto a new machine?
 
                                       ...Jim Thompson
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On Aug 2, 4:53A0%pm, Jim Thompson <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-I...@On-My-
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somewhere deep down in \Documents and Settings\..\local setting\ ..
\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\
there's a direcctory called profiles, replace with copy from old
machine

-Lasse

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   That does not address the program installation info that RegEdit
could show.


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On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:42:04 -0700, Robert Baer

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Install, rename Profile directory, replace with original machine
Profile directory... worked just ducky.
        
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you install firefox on the new machine first, then replace the the
profile
with the one from the old machine

the profile has everything from bookmarks to history etc.

-Lasse

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CTRL+SHFT+B -> Import and Backup -> Backup

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I bet it doesn't work on a dead pc...

bill

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That's only the bookmarks anyway-- to transfer everything you can copy
the profile folder. Google should know exactly how.


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speffSNIP@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat says...
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Copying the profile folder is dicey when going between version which is
probably going to be the case.



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On Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:04:55 -0400, the renowned T

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Have you actually experienced problems? I assume that's what
effectively happens when people upgrade their copy of Firef**- I've
never noticed anything lost (other than incompatible plug-ins) even
when jumping several versions, with my small sample of 6 or 7
machines.



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speffSNIP@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat says...
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Yes it is why I outlined a proper procedure to backup bookmarks and
passwords.



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only when going backwards in versions, applications are generally
designed to upgrade their data.

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I bet it will work for at least 1/2 hour before dying.

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Sno-o-o-ort!

Right now, with nothing up but network, it's still running at ~1 hour...
copying everything over.

...\profile should do the trick.
 
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On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:39:18 -0700, Jim Thompson

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That did it.

Well backed up, but tricky to synchronize... Eudora E-mail is next.
        
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On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:37:22 -0700, Jim Thompson

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Congrats.


Which Eudora?  The original 7.1, which has corrupted itself on a few
of my customers machines or the newer open source version which does
much better?
<https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE
Personally, I prefer the regular version of Thunderbird 14, but if
you're accustomed to using Eudora, the OSE version might be better.

If you're still on 7.1, this would probably be a good time to upgrade.


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7.1.0.9 Works just ducky.  I wouldn't touch any wannabe's.
        
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I stopped using Eudora a long time ago. Made the jump to Thunderbird and
never looked back.



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On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:37:22 -0700, Jim Thompson

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Try the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard"
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457074.aspx
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306186
or "Easy Transfer"
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634
Watch out for going from 32 bit to 64 bit:
<http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id11%974

Hint:  Beware of anything labeled "easy, amazing, magic, miracle,
super, or similar superlatives.  They rarely live up to the name.

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Eudora is "INI" controlled, so it's mostly recreating folders, using
temporary holding mailboxes, then firing it up and transferring.
        
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