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replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by dchmelik » 2024-01-07, 01:29

I was told replace corrupt profile but then that some parts need not be replaced. So, what's the full list out of the following parts, to replace or okay to keep?

extensions
themes
bookmarks json
bookmarks html
preferences
cookies
userChrome
usernames & passwords
search plugins (I know you can keep this)
browser history
form fill history
permissions

Thanks for making Pale Moon for FreeBSD UNIX. I also talked to the Pale Moon for Slackware GNU/Linux maintainer in recent weeks and he's updating it. Also the advanced editor 'list' button doesn't seem to do much (if works some other way feel free to change above to bulleted list or explain).

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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by therube » 2024-02-19, 19:23

(Backup first.)


A start...

Know where your Profile folder is & what is in it.


How do you know your Profile was corrupt?

Extensions & themes are installed.
So you have copies of your extensions & themes?

Settings thereof are often stored in pref.js.
Some extensions may have an Export function to export your settings? (And maybe an import to import them anew?)

For items stored in places.sqlite, you may be able to wholesale copy old places.sqlite overtop new (with browser closed). If places.sqlite happened to be corrupted ? you might be able to fix it ? or you might be able to export various parts (in various ways), or you may (already) have backups of bookmarks (in /bookmarkbackups/) that may be viable.

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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by dchmelik » 2024-02-20, 02:30

When Pale Moon had a survey what people want to use it most for, and 'old addons/extensions/plugins' lost to #2, old ones were briefly blocked. I switched back to older version, and when they were no longer blocked, I upgraded. I'm told doing this corrupts the profile.

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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by moonbat » 2024-02-20, 02:43

dchmelik wrote:
2024-02-20, 02:30
I'm told doing this corrupts the profile.
Correct, if you ever plan on going back to an older version, exit the browser and backup your profile first before upgrading. Profiles get upgraded with newer versions and will break at worst or be unpredictable at best if you try to go back.
At any rate there is no need for all this with regular updates, milestone upgrades (where the major version increases, such as 32-33) are more likely to introduce major changes that may necessitate this strategy.
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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by dchmelik » 2024-03-29, 02:24

The thing is, I can't backup my profile because it's already corrupt--I just need to know what I can save from it instead of spending days/weeks/months/years restarting/recovering.

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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2024-03-29, 02:31

you can keep the bookmarks html, user names and passwords (unless it is influenced by your corruption). It's not recommended to bring prefs, cookies, history, permissions or userchrome across.
Start with that first then re-install extensions and themes (carefully) once confirmed working as it should. UserChrome could also potentially be reinstated BUT it depends a lot on what you've used it for and how big/complex it is.
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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by frostknight » 2024-03-29, 04:44

dchmelik wrote:
2024-01-07, 01:29
extensions
Usually extensions are easy enough to copy without too much trouble and at worst, you can just move them to your download folder and install them manually. However mixing most of the other stuff has caused me only problems.

Done this a few times with my current web browser which is also uxp based.

I don't know if you have built it from source, or if you even could if I gave you the patches, instructions etc... due to operating system specifics

But anywho, this is all besides the point.
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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by dchmelik » 2024-03-31, 02:08

Thanks! Saves much work, as my 100+ bookmarks/RSS would've taken hours/days to restore. My usernames and/or at least passwords for some reason don't update/save anymore so I'll start those over. I don't know I even set any UserChrome; just listed in old FEBE I still activate sometimes to save profiles.

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Re: replacing profile, and Pale Moon for more strictly UNIX-like OS?

Unread post by frostknight » 2024-05-03, 00:44

dchmelik wrote:
2024-03-31, 02:08
Thanks! Saves much work, as my 100+ bookmarks/RSS would've taken hours/days to restore. My usernames and/or at least passwords for some reason don't update/save anymore so I'll start those over. I don't know I even set any UserChrome; just listed in old FEBE I still activate sometimes to save profiles.
A good tip, btw... if you ever think of trying to do anything weird to a folder's config, ALWAYS make a BACKUP first.

Just so you don't risk losing something important in the process.

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