Index: mozilla-org/html/support/firefox/faq.html =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/support/firefox/faq.html,v retrieving revision 1.13 diff -u -r1.13 faq.html --- mozilla-org/html/support/firefox/faq.html 16 Dec 2004 13:09:10 -0000 1.13 +++ mozilla-org/html/support/firefox/faq.html 16 Dec 2004 13:32:15 -0000 @@ -62,6 +62,7 @@ <li><a href="#profiles">Where are my bookmarks, passwords and other personal information saved?</a></li> <li><a href="#profilemanager">How do I start the Profile Manager?</a></li> <li><a href="#talkback">What is Talkback?</a></li> + <li><a href="#moveprofile">How do I move my profile?</a></li> </ul></li> <li class="newsection"><a href="#plugins">Plugins</a> <ul> @@ -291,6 +292,26 @@ remember that we can't fix the bugs we can't identify. If you're happy seeing the same crash over and over then don't worry about sending in that report.</p> </dd> + +<dt><a name="moveprofile">How do I move my profile?</a></dt> +<dd><p> + + <ol> + <li>Move the profile dir (C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Default User) to where you want it (d:\stuff\Default User). +</li> +<li>Change the Path= in C:\Documents and Settings\stein\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini : +<li> Path=d:\stuff\Default User +</li> +</li> + +<li>Change IsRelative=1 to IsRelative=0 +</li> +</ol> + +</p> +</dd> + + </dl> <p class="toplink"><a href="#">Back to Top</a></p>
a few .02c comments, I'm in no way involved with the faq pages: - the paths shown are windows-specific, should instead refer or be adjacent to information regarding the profile folder locations on various platforms, or at least mention that the specified paths apply to (recent) windows only - the term 'dir' is not used elsewhere in the faq; 'folder' is used to refer to file system directories on windows - these instructions would seem better placed on http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile (which is linked as 'How To Manage Profiles' from the faq) - moving the profile is a bit of a manual procedure perhaps not in line with the general disposition of the faq, with perhaps the exception of http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/edit -- perhaps this is better suited for, say, http://kb.mozillazine.org/ ?
> perhaps this is better suited for, say, http://kb.mozillazine.org/ ? No, this is one of the most frequently asked questions and should be on mozilla.org. re comment 0 >+ <li>Move the profile dir (C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application This needs to link to the relevent FAQ entry. We don't want to repeat information; it makes maintainence difficult. There are two possible scenerios. One is that the user want to move his default (and only) profile to a different machine. In this case, it might be easier to delete the default blank profile in the target machine, copy over the files, and restart Firefox. Can someone test if this works? The second scenerio is that the user want to have multiple profiles. (This might be more relevent to Mozilla users). In this case, the easiest way might be starting up the profile manager, create a new profile and point the path to the copied-over profile. We also need to put a warning on putting the profile in the application directory. This can cause profile to be lost when the user upgrade (Firefox installer will ask the user to delete the directory first) Don't forget about the Mozilla FAQ (does anyone care?) (bug 66387) http://wangrepublic.org/mozilla_faq_beta/official/faq/profile#transport
Assignee: mozilla.webmaster → bugzilla
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: danielwang → mozilla.webmaster
Should this be supported? Are all the bugs about storing absolute paths in profiles fixed? What about older profiles?
I wrote the answer in a hurry, that's why it is not "perfect". Should I take any furhter action or will this be handled by others ? ( I am just a FireFox user )
Fix checked in. Thanks David Balažic for the suggestion. Actually, the answer to the FAQ is in /support/firefox/profile, where I also added information about backing up your profile.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Oh, and to answer Daniel's question, it is possible to just delete the contents of the default profile and replace it with a backup profile. But I won't put up instructions that tells the user to delete files on mozilla.org. And besides, the instructions would be almost as lengthy as the current procedure.
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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