Recovering from a corrupted firefox session

Easiest way is to blow away the profile directory, and start again.

I had to do this, because for some reason java embedded programs weren’t working.

But what if you want to preserve some of the functionality? What to copy:

For me:

prefs.js                         - Preference file

key3.db                          - These two files are the saved password files
signons.sqlite                   - "

places.sqlite                    - Browser history
extensions*                      - All the extensions
cookies.sqlite                   - Cookies
sessionstore.js                  - Previous sessions
localstore.rdf                   - Window position and layout etc
searchplugins                    - Plugins for searching
search.sqlite                    - Search history

And then extension-specific data, eg:

forecastfox*
foxyproxy*
useragentswitcher
adblockplus
chatzilla
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