How do I add old settings from Firefox to Kubuntu

Ted Quick rim_molder at
Thu Sep 7 14:22:02 UTC 2006

Thanks Peter. That got at least SOME of my existing passwords copied over, though some sem to be
missing yet. At least it cuts the problem down to a much more reasonable size.

Ted Quick

--- Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 22:08:06 -0700 (PDT)
> Ted Quick <rim_molder at> wrote:
> > 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.
> The firefox personal per-user stuff is in
> /home/your-user-name/.mozilla/firefox/***.default
> where *** could be various strings of numbers and letters.
> Note the "dot" in front of .mozilla - your home directory has a lot of
> "dot" files which become visible in the file manager  from View - Show
> Hidden Files ( in Konqueror, which I assume is what you are using since
> you are running Kubuntu)
> Alternatively, in a terminal you can see them with for example
> ls -al .mozilla
> Usually each app has such a "hidden" directory or file for per-user
> configuration settings, or under directories like .gnome2 etc (again note
> the dot)
> Peter
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