I did just that on my new computer: after installing FC2 and creating
the user acount, I copied all of .mozilla from my old computer (which
had FC1) before starting mozilla, and all my settings were there.
One thing that will be important is that username and home directory are
unchanged, since these appear in various places in mozilla's
I have no idea why it worked for me and not for you, unfortunately.
could it have something to do with the fact that inside ~/.mozilla/profilename
there exists a randomly generated folder name (ending always in .slt) which
contains the important files?
e.g. i use the "default" profile. so, my bookmarks (bookmarks.html) and
preferences (prefs.js) are stored in "/root/.mozilla/default/gccurl7j.slt". on
a previous installation (before my hard disk failed) they were stored in a
different randomly generated folder (i think it was
"/root/.mozilla/default/sl8kut1k.slt") even though the mozilla version remained
the same for both installs. not a big deal, i admit, but it does require a bit
of care when backing up these two files. unfortunately, i do not know where the
passwd's are stored so i'm only guessing that this could be the problem.
p.s. i have no idea why mozilla was implemented this way but it's easy to work
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