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    New Firefox profile - how to get everything back? (1.5.0.4)

    Has anyone come across a "How to get everything back the way it used to be, after you've created a new Firefox profile from scratch" set of instructions?

    The reason I created a new Firefox profile is because of unexplained crashes and 100% CPU usages, following the upgrade from 1.5.0.3.

    So far I've had to:
    a) reinstall Google Toolbar extension from scratch and recustomise it
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] copy back my Bookmarks file
    c) install four more extensions and recustomise them
    d) recreate logons and passwords for as many sites as I can remember I used to use
    e) <to be discovered>

    I suppose simply copying back the contents of the previous profile folder into the [/i]new[/i] profile folder is not a good move since it will probably perpetuate the previous problems?

    Thanks

    John

    PS I can't even find from the Firefox Help how to start up Firefox with a different profile, so I can try to retrieve some of the above information!
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    Re: New Firefox profile - how to get everything ba

    See contents of a typical Profile folder for details of what the files in the profile are for. You can copy settings to the new profile with minimal risk, see migrating settings to a new profile for details of the files that you can copy.

    You can switch profiles by using the Profile Manager

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    Re: New Firefox profile - how to get everything ba

    Excellent, Tony - I bow to your expertise!

    I thought there might be a command line method of selecting a particular profile, rather than using Profile Manager...

    John
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    Re: New Firefox profile - how to get everything ba

    The command line technique is listed in that article:

    <code>"C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -P "Profile Name"</code>

    Note: Profile Name is case sensitive.

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