How To Backup Firefox Settings

by on April 26, 2008
in Firefox, Tips and Tricks




Ever felt the need to backup only your settings? Well, I sure did a few days ago. Due to a bad script running in one of the sites I had opened, my Firefox crashed! That was the first time Firefox actually crashed for me. I have explained before how to can backup your entire Firefox profile or how to do it regularly. But if you only want your settings to be backed up, then read on.

Here’s a small and a quick tip to backup your Firefox settings only.

Open: 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 the code used before every profile name to prevent your Firefox from being hacked.

From the Profiles folder, copy the file prefs.js and paste it anywhere in your PC. That’s the file where all your Firefox settings are saved.

NOTE: This will backup only the settings. No passwords, bookmarks, cookies etc. will be included.

If you want to know about how to backup your entire Firefox, read:

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