Migrating Firfox Profile

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I want to move my Firefox profile from Xubuntu to Mac. Mozilla's support page indicates I'm suppose to look for either ~/Library/Mozilla/ or ~/Library/Application Support/.

I don't have a Mozilla folder on either paths.

Help please? I have Yosemite.
 

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You do have Firefox installed? If so, then you are looking in the wrong "Library". You need the Library folder located in your user account which is hidden by default - don't ask why Apple decided they need to hide the users Library but give access to the root Library folder - who knows?

When you see the tilde (~), that is the shortcut for /Users/Your user account/.

Open Finder, click on the "Go" button on the menu bar, press the "option" key on the Keyboard - your user account Library folder will then appear in the list. I "think" the profile is kept in the ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox folder.
 

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don't ask why Apple decided they need to hide the users Library but give access to the root Library folder - who knows?
I'm guessing that this is an issue of permissions - your users needs read/write permissions to ~/Library whereas /Library is read-only for all users (except for root). Hiding ~/Library is a way to account for the read/write permissions.

#tag, you most certainly have ~/Library/Application Support/ but the folder on your Mac that you're looking for in there is called Firefox, not Mozilla.
 
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thanks both of you! Finally migrated my bookmarks and all.

Cheers!
 

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