How do I add old settings from Firefox to Kubuntu

Ted Quick rim_molder at
Thu Sep 7 05:08:06 UTC 2006

OK, I'm just rather lost in Linux so far. HOW do I find where the Firefox folder is? I've searched
everywhere I can all over my hard drive for copies of the "prefs.js", "key3.db " and so forth, but
can't find them anywhere. I need to transfer existing passwords from my old WinXP Firefox to the
new Kubuntu one.

Ted Quick

--- kieran breakwell <kierandbreakwell at> wrote:

> Im not too sure which 'settings' you mean but you can import/export 
> bookmarks in the bookmark manager other than that in ~/.mozilla/firefox 
> there will be a directory (for example ro09amzf.default) in there is 
> most of the settings files.
> Example:
> kieran at laptop:~/.mozilla/firefox/ro09amzf.default$ ls
> bookmarkbackups  chrome             extensions        history.dat 
> lock           xpti.dat
> bookmarks.bak    compatibility.ini  extensions.cache  hostperm.1 
> mimeTypes.rdf  XUL.mfasl
> bookmarks.html   compreg.dat        extensions.ini    install.log 
> prefs.js
> Cache            cookies.txt        extensions.rdf    key3.db 
> search.rdf
> cert8.db         downloads.rdf      formhistory.dat   localstore.rdf 
> secmod.db
> Hope this helps.
> Ted Quick wrote:
> > I found an item online that told me what files to copy from an existing Windows Firefox to one
> on
> > Kubuntu. I copied the files but can't find anywhere to put them in Kubuntu. Is there a
> particular
> > folder to put them in to have Firefox use them?
> > 
> > Ted Quick
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