Hi I tried to copy the mozilla and thunderbird settings from my 70k distro to blag 90k1. I created a archive of each as a tarball. I then tied to open them on my desktop. I have not suceed with them. Mainly with mozilla at this point. When I tried to copy the file over from archive mounter ( did I tell you I hate this program, I miss file roller) It would begin tocopy the file but then I would get an error message "There was an error copying the file to /home/tim/.mozilla. File does not exist.. Ireally need to copy the bookmarks. I have not even tried yet with thunderbird. I need to get my old emails and address copied.
If you don't like archive mounter, you can install file roller or xarchiver from yum.
First you should check if the correct directories exist, open a terminal and go
ls -ld .mozilla
ls -l .mozilla/firefox
If the .mozilla directory doesn't exist, start firefox and then shut it down again. If it doesn't exist after that ask again here.
the second command above should list a few directories including one called something like d9ehgekx.default , but your string of characters will be different. that's where you want to put your bookmarks file.
I'm assuming you archived the whole .mozilla directory from your previous set-up and that it's a tar.gz archive. In that case the directory containing the bookmarks file will have a different name. to find it enter
tar -tzvf yourarchive.tar.gz | grep bookmarks.html
You're looking for the one with a name like
but again with a different string of characters. to extract just that file
tar -xzvf yourarchive.tar.gz .mozilla/firefox/d9eyezkx.default/bookmarks.html
and then just copy/move that file into the directory below your current .mozilla. I hope all that makes sense.
For Thunderbird similarly, you should have a directory called something like
There is a file called abook.mab which is your address book and your old mail is in a directory called Mail.
Let us know if you have any problems