Re: config question re ff history etc
- Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 11:35:44 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: config question re ff history etc
On Friday 10 May 2019 03:45:49 am Curt wrote:
> On 2019-05-09, Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 May 2019 12:51:24 pm Curt wrote:
> >> On 2019-05-09, Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > Greetings all;
> >> >
> >> > I have a need to transfer all the prefs -"saved logins" from a
> >> > wheezy install to a stretch install, separate drives. And
> >> > obviously the stretch firefox is about 20 versions newer. What
> >> > file do I copy from the wheezy drive to the stretch drive so my
> >> > bank knows its me?
> >> I believe you need the following *two* files:
> >> key4.db
> >> logins.json
> >> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> > Couldn't find it, so I ran updateb with the old drive mounted.
> The info was gleefully plagiarized and happily lifted (which means the
> same thing, I think) from here:
> A post concerning the eternal old to new version conundrum:
> If you have new passwords in your profile, this will not work.
> In the new profile, remove the password files;
> key3.db [v58+] key4.db and logins.json : These are the Password
> Now Copy those same files from the old profile.
> This must be done with Firefox Closed.
> > key4.db shows up in several places, but it looks like the one I
> > might want is one of these two:
> > this one as its the biggest by quite a bit
> > /home/gene/.mozilla/firefox/73t2g4uq.default/key4.db except its on
> > this drive? But copying it over from the old drive didn't seem to do
> > a thing, and neither did copying logins.json. Firefox has changed a
> > lot since wheezy.
> > So I guess I'll have to shutdown, swap cables to make sdb into sda ,
> > boot wheezy and see if I can con it into printing all that stuff, I
> > need my bookmarks-toolbar to make it complete too. Sigh. Tomorrows
> > project, its about time to go scare a couple pork chops to death
> > with a hot skillet.
> > Thanks.
> Maybe this python script could be of help eventually, if all else
> Of course, you must provide your master password (if you have
> one) and the *profile* from which to decrypt the logins.
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
Again, printed for guidance when I get more pressing household stuff
taken care of.
Thank you Curt.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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