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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    Ian

    Strange: the article doesn't seem help.

    If I open th eFirefox menu, 'Help' is not listed.

    If I go to Finder in the Dock an open it, 'go'' is not listed.

    David
    I fully understand your situation, David. I think the article does, perhaps, help more than you realise.

    If you look at the section headed "Finding your profile without opening Firefox", it explains how to get to your Profile - which you could copy elsewhere if needed. It doesn't involve the "Help" menu at at all.

    It's a question of navigating to where your Firefox Profile is located on your Mac.

    But as our job is to help you, come back if the explanation is unhelpful. There is this video. I'll give you the Link, but it's boring, has background "Muzak" and is rather slow to get to the point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I5SU77WNDI

    This Link seems to be a text copy of it but has the advantage that, like my first Link I ever gave you, tells you the navigation path to your Profile: https://www.howtogeek.com/255587/how...mac-and-linux/

    Keep asking till you get it. That's what we're here for, David.

    Ian

    Bottom line: updating FF won't do anything to your settings. But if you want "belt & braces", then your Profile can be copied.
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    Bottom line: updating FF won't do anything to your settings. But if you want "belt & braces", then your Profile can be copied.

    I really don't know what David's competence level is for mucking about and copying user system stuff, but if its not too great, then maybe just keeping a current backup working would be a better method.

    It doesn't take much to muck things up, but there again maybe David's a Mac tech fixit guru. I don't know, but just saying… don't give the dog too big a bone that it might choke on… ;-)



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    Sorry ... the various instructions given in the pages to which you have referred me all break down because links in the chains are not there. For instance, Finder at the top left of toolbar does not list Go; I can get as far as Library but there is not Application Support.

    Thanks for trying. My Apple Help advisor is due to call me this afternoon and I'll see if she can guide me through the process. I'll let you know.

    David

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    OK, David. Totally understand. Good luck with the lady.

    BTW - are you saying that on a blank Desktop, your Top Menu Bar does NOT look like this:

    Screen Shot 2018-07-12 at 12.42.38.png

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    Ian

    Yes, it does. But there is also a Finder in my Dock, which incidentally contains Recents. Previously Recent Items was under the Apple logo.

    David

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    David, the "Go" in Ian's picture is how to get to the Library as he pointed out in post #11 and 16. The Finder in the Dock is exactly the same. I don't know what the "recent" discussion has to do with anything we are discussing here. Use that "Go" menu to go to the library in YOUR account, not he Library at the root level of the drive.
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    I’m still confused. The website in fact refers to El Capitan, and lists :

    Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default

    I can find Users from my Macintosh HD and thence Library and Application Support, but this last does not list Firefox.

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    The Recents comment was another illustration of things that appeared in different places from where they were in Lion Mountain Lion.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    I’m still confused. The website in fact refers to El Capitan, and lists :

    Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default

    I can find Users from my Macintosh HD and thence Library and Application Support, but this last does not list Firefox.

    David


    This is a case where Find Any File.app (FAF) would be so useful to find what you're looking for. Download and install it and give it a try:
    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/index.php




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    David, you left out "username" in your description. Under Users will be individual folders for all the authorized logins on your machine. One of the will be the account into which you are logged and it's there that you find YOUR library and YOUR application support and, perhaps, YOUR Firefox stuff.
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    I presume my username is fielker. I can get from my HD to Users/fielker/Applications which only lists Chrome Apps.

    Thanks for the FAF site. I’ll maybe try that tomorrow. (I’ve just been down to my pharmacy and in this current heat and at my age it’s exhausting!)

    Unfortunately Rebecca hasn’t called.

    David

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    If you found the Users/fielker/ folder you are almost in the right place. You can't get to the Application Support folder that you need because it is inside a hidden Library folder. To show the Library folder do the following:

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    Make sure you are in the Finder. Click on the Desktop if necessary. You will know you are in the right place if it says Finder in the menu bar.
    2. In that menu bar find the Go meny and choose Go To Folder (Shift Command G).
    3. In thesheet that appears type ~
    /Library From there you should be able to find the right Application Support folder and find the Firefox folder.


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    Thanks - got there! There are a lot of files and folders. I guess bookmarkbackups is a key one. What do I do now?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    Thanks - got there! There are a lot of files and folders. I guess bookmarkbackups is a key one. What do I do now?

    David

    If you don't know, don't muck about in there, that's why Apple made them "hidden" as users were screwing up their Macs and blaming Apple.

    PS: Personally I think you're creating an unnecessary "make work" and maybe screw things up at the same time.

    Just make and keep a current working backup, and if you need a backup of your bookmarks, most browsers have some method to export and save them.
    My Mavericks Safari shows the Export Bookmarks under Safari -> File(menu)

    Just my personal comments on the situation…

    And BTW: You sure don't need extra frustration in that heat and drink lots of fluids and stay in the shade and breeze.






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    Thanks, Patrick. I’m partially reassured, but I’ll explore tomorrow. Bedtime here in London.

    David

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