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I need to retrieve one text-box text on an Ubuntu installation I can't boot anymore (thank you Fedora!) on one specific website.

Where is the form information stored and how can I retrieve it?

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The form history is saved in a SQLite database file named formhistory.sqlite (replace $HOME by your Ubuntu home directory, and XXXXXXXX.default by your Firefox profile name):


Instead of reinstalling add-ons, bookmarks, etc., you can just copy your Firefox settings to your new system. Make your file browser show hidden files and copy the .mozilla folder to your new home folder.

Alternatively, close existing Firefox instances and run Firefox with the old profile folder:

firefox -profile /path/to/old/home/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default
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