I just installed eOS 6. I was running Pop OS and backed up two Firefox profiles. I am trying to restore them.

I installed Firefox from flathub and pressing profile directory does not open a new window. When I try to manually navigate there, the window explorer says "This folder does not exist."

I tried rebooting and the problem remain. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.


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If it is flatpak install then Firefox profile should be located here:


whereas "normally" it resides here:


at least this is the case on my 5.7.1 elementary OS

In Firefox, if I select

Help>More Troubleshooting Information>about:profiles

I can open profile directory (but in my case it is not flatpak install, in case it makes difference?)


I solved it.

For flatpaks, you need to enable the Home permission in system settings for Firefox.

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    Please add more details or a screenshot on how to do that.
    – Maccer
    Aug 16, 2021 at 15:42

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