Ubuntu 8.04: Migrating to Firefox 2.0.0.x from Firefox 3 Beta

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at freemail.gr
Fri Apr 25 20:30:58 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 04/25/2008 07:03 AM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> 3. Delete the .mozilla directory under your home directory (in my case
>> /home/john). If you are using nautilus, activate the View::Show Hidden
>> Files menu item, to do this.
> I very much recommend *against* doing this, unless of course you have
> backed this up someplace else. It is better to give instructions to
> rename .mozilla to x-.mozilla-x so you can restore it if necessary.
> The .mozilla directory is used for more than just FireFox. For example:
> - It also is used for SeaMonkey (in that case you've just deleted *all*
> of my SM emails if I followed your instruction)
> - It can (and is in my case) be used for plugins: ./mozilla/plugins
> - It is used to store extensions (in that case you've just deleted all)
> - It can be used to store added bookmarks, backup profiles, chrome
> files, css files, js files, bookmarks, backup addressbooks, etc., etc.
> To advise others to simply delete the .mozilla directory is irresponsible.

I should have noted that I was talking about a fresh clean installation.
I will repost the message with this notice.

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