Move the Same Profile To The Same Operating System
OR
Move Netscape 7.2 or Mozilla 1.7.x Profile to The Same Operating System


If you have done a reformat, partitioned your Hard Drive, replaced your Hard drive, or are moving your Profile data to another PC which uses the same OS, you can use these easy methods to move your Mozilla or Netscape Profile backup into the new install of Mozilla or Netscape.

This guideline also applies if you are moving a Mozilla 1.7.x, or a Netscape 7.2 Profile. These versions of Mozilla and Netscape will recognize that the files do not exist in the original location, and use relative paths to determine the new location.

This is assuming that you have made a backup of the entire Profiles folder beforehand, in anticipation of the reformat, etc. If not, then do that now, as this is the key to the easy move of the Profiles Data. See this page for your Profiles Folder Location


Install Netscape / Mozilla

As this is a first-time install on the new PC, a new Profile will be created.
Delete that newly created Profiles folder from the Mozilla folder
Replace the newly created Profiles folder with a copy of the Profiles folder from the old PC/HDD.

If not a first-time install, delete or move the existing Profiles folder from the Mozilla folder
Replace with a copy of the Profiles folder from the old PC/HDD.

Next: Open the Profile Manager: Start | Programs | Netscape 7.2 | Profile Manager
Click on: Create new profile
Use the exact Profile name as the Profile you have copied from the old PC

Start Netscape, and all Profile data should be intact.


A second option, from Chris Ilias:

Create a new profile
Exit Netscape
Replace the contents of the new SLT folder with the contents of the old SLT folder.
Do not change the name of the new SLT folder
Netscape will recognize that the files do not exist in the original (old) location, and
will use relative paths to determine the new location.


That should get Mozilla or Netscape up and running.


TIP:

To prevent having the Profile Manager open each time you open Mozilla or Netscape:
      Right click on the Desktop Shortcut
      Select: Properties
      Select: Shortcut
      In the "Target" field add this command switch: -p yourprofilename
     It will look similar to this:

"C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -p yourprofilename -quiet
OR
"C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -p yourprofilename -quiet

NOTE: there is one trailing space after the final quotation mark:

The -quiet disables the splash screen, however, this is your choice

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