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Release Notes provide incomplete information for profile location in Windows

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Neil Parks, Assigned: asa)

Tracking

({relnote})

unspecified
x86
Windows ME
relnote
Points:
---
Bug Flags:
blocking-aviary1.0PR -
blocking-aviary1.0 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040811 Firefox/0.9.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040811 Firefox/0.9.1+

(quote)

Firefox 0.9 now stores your user data in one of the following locations:

Windows	Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
MacOS X	~/Library/Application Support/Firefox
Linux	~/.mozilla/firefox/

(end quote)

The location listed for Windows is not applicable to Win 9x/ME.  There is no
"Documents and Settings" directory in those versions of Windows.

Win 9x/ME profile is:

\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 156052 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to correct profile location
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?

Comment 2

13 years ago
Confirming to get on Asa's radar, he can fix or WONTFIX.
Assignee: firefox → asa
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0PR-
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0+
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0+
(Reporter)

Comment 3

13 years ago
Reopening.  Not fixed in 1.0 Preview "Greenlane" release notes dated Oct 12.

Firefox now stores your user data in one of the following locations:

Windows 	Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 4

13 years ago
Nominating 1.0 - no risk, high gain...
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?

Comment 5

13 years ago
dont use Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\ on windows. 
this string is language dependend.
I highly suggest using %APPDATA% instead witch points to the right folder
on my PC its C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\<Name>\Anwendungsdaten
but i could move this folder to any place else if i want it

sometimes its on winnt\Profiles\... (at least on NT4)
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Keywords: relnote
(Assignee)

Comment 6

13 years ago
We'll try to make this better but it won't block the release.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0-
obsolete?

Comment 8

9 years ago
The 3.0 release notes contain the profile location for all relevant platforms.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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