Mozilla Firefox Adds Support for Importing Settings from Other Browsers

Thursday March 4th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "Profile migration is now available in Firefox nightly builds, and Firefox's profile data folder has changed names from 'Phoenix' to 'Firefox'.

"People obtaining nightly builds after today will be greeted with the new migration UI when they launch the build as it copies profile data from the Phoenix folder to the Firefox folder. To import from other sources, such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Seamonkey/Netscape 7 etc. once the browser is running, choose File->Import...

"Currently the migration system is pretty much complete on Windows, and is very comprehensive. Mac OS X supports migrating from Seamonkey/Netscape 4, but bugs remain in Opera import and I have yet to write importers for Safari, Mac IE etc. These will come online in the coming weeks. Similarly on Linux we can only import from Seamonkey/Netscape 4/Opera... eventually we will also import from Konqueror, Galeon, Epiphany.

"For more details about the profile data folder name changing, please see the MozillaZine forums post."

#13 multiple profile import should be implemented

by smkatz

Saturday March 6th, 2004 10:46 AM

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The mozillazine article seems it might be incorrect. the forum post says "Mozilla Firebird can import from only one source." "You could delete your profile, (but not the files!) and ..import again."

Don't we want to at least backup the other profiles to another location, or merge the bookmark files or something if it is not possible to migrate multiple profiles?