2 Ways to Backup Your Firefox




Recently, my Windows got infected by a powerful virus and all my C:\ data was wiped out :( . Even my Firefox bookmarks, settings, saved password etc. were deleted. The reason for all that loss was that I didn’t had any backup. I’m just too lazy to do that. ;) But now, I have learned a lesson that backups are very important.

So here I have come up with two ways by which you can backup your Firefox.

First I’ll tell the easy way

Download the MozBackup and use that to backup your Firefox.

Now for the advanced way.

Okay, people who don’t want to use any third-party applications can use this way.

First make a new directory anywhere in your PC (where you want to store the backup). Here we will use the drive G:\ and the folder ffbackup as the backup directory.

Then go to: C:\Documents and Settings\<user account>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

There you will see a folder (or more, if you have more than one profile), and it will be named something like b47db.default. b47db is some code behind every username. It’s some sort of a code, and it differs everywhere.

Open that folder and copy all the contents of that folder in to the backup folder (ffbackup) we made in drive G:\. That’s it! You have just backed up your Firefox profile data including general settings, bookmarks, emails, history, cookies, cache, saved passwords, saved formed details etc.

How to restore the backup?

Now whenever you want to restore the backup, simply copy everything from the G:\ffbackup folder, and paste it in your Firefox profile folder :) .

I hope you enjoyed this trick! Thanks for reading :D .

If you liked reading this, then you would also like to read, how to use proxy in Firefox and Some Cool Chrome Tricks for Firefox.

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