User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728 I upgraded from Windows 98 SE to Windows 2000, and when I started Mozilla after the OS upgrade, none of my profiles were accessible anymore. I did find the old profile data in the same directory it was before I upgraded OSes, but the profile was not choosable in the profile UI. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install Windows 98 Second Edition (probably fails similarly in the "Original" Win 98) 2. Install and Use Mozilla normally, building up profile data and password manager list. 3. Upgrade OS to Windows 2000. Actual Results: The profile I was using seemed to be missing, something about "profile directory could not be found". Expected Results: Should have somehow determined that the OS had been upgraded, and either moved the old profile information, or used the old directory structure.
I may have reinstalled Mozilla after step 3, as well, but I'm not certain of that.
Like other applications profile data, moz profiles are stored in different places in win98 and win2000. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder Actually, I'd have expected the OS upgrade process move that data for you. But since it didn't you can easily do it yourself, and the data should be there.
(In reply to comment #2) > Like other applications profile data, moz profiles are stored in different > places in win98 and win2000. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder > > Actually, I'd have expected the OS upgrade process move that data for you. But > since it didn't you can easily do it yourself, and the data should be there. Somehow my original <numbers>.s file got renamed, and I eventually figured out which of the many locations my Profile data was stored in. It's in 3 or 4 folders, in various locations all over the disk, both Windows 98 locations, and Windows 2000 locations. I finally managed to figure out which one was actually in use, and copied the old .s file to the current .s file name found in prefs.js. My password list seems to be back, but I'm not sure I've gotten the Bookmarks back. This will take more work.
Resolving INVALID due to lack of a more suiteable option. There's not really a way to reproduce this issue - which should go away just by waiting a little bit longer anyway ;->
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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