How to Recover Firefox Configuration With Flapak?

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I recently updated to Ubuntu 22.04, and therefore, the default firefox was uninstalled (since I uninstalled snap). Nevertheless, the profiles seem to be present:

reichelt@reichelt-desktop:~$ ls .mozilla/firefox/
'Crash Reports'   gaa7jeep.default   installs.ini   key4.db   logins.json  'Pending Pings'   profiles.ini

Since I don't use snap, according to the answer to How to install Chromium without snap?, I installed firefox with flatpak by downloading the flapakref and installing using flatpak install org.mozilla.firefox.flatpakref. This is working like a charm, but my history, logins etc. are lost.

Is there any way to import the old profile? Due to a hint of ChatGPT, I tried using the -profile parameter of flatpak by flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox -profile /home/reichelt/.mozilla/firefox/gaa7jeep.default/, but this results in Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. It seems like the access right to the profile folder is missing.

Is there a way to fix it, or a general way to reuse the old folder?

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Workaround: You can install Firefox as a [traditional .deb package](, which will preserve your bookmarks. Also, later on, you can sign in to Firefox to sync everything.
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Please note that chatgpt generated content are [usually wrong](, and banned in Ask Ubuntu. Please consider removing the image
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Thanks for the hint, I've removed the image.
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