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For a more limited backup ('''not''' adequate for the Mozilla Suite or Thunderbird if you are using either for email), copy the following files and place them in a safe location. Some of these files may not exist (that is OK). For a more limited backup ('''not''' adequate for the Mozilla Suite or Thunderbird if you are using either for email), copy the following files and place them in a safe location. Some of these files may not exist (that is OK).
-* bookmarks.html -- Bookmarks.+* bookmarks.html &mdash; Bookmarks.
-* user.js -- User preferences.+* user.js &mdash; User preferences.
-* prefs.js -- User preferences and default preferences.+* prefs.js &mdash; User preferences and default preferences.
-* cookies.txt -- Cookies.+* cookies.txt &mdash; Cookies.
-* hostperm.1 -- Cookies' allow/deny list.+* hostperm.1 &mdash; Cookies' allow/deny list.
-* signons.txt -- Password file.+* signons.txt &mdash; Password file.
-* key3.db -- Supplements password file. Needs to be copied along with signons.txt.+* key3.db &mdash; Supplements password file. Needs to be copied along with signons.txt.
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* [http://backup.jasnapaka.com MozBackup utility]. * [http://backup.jasnapaka.com MozBackup utility].
* [http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=13 Bookmark Backup] extension for Firefox. * [http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=13 Bookmark Backup] extension for Firefox.
-* [http://gemal.dk/mozilla/files.html More comprehensive list of profile files] -- May be a bit outdated.+* [http://gemal.dk/mozilla/files.html More comprehensive list of profile files] &mdash; May be a bit outdated.

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Find your profile folder. To completely back up your profile folder, copy your profile folder to another location.

For a more limited backup (not adequate for the Mozilla Suite or Thunderbird if you are using either for email), copy the following files and place them in a safe location. Some of these files may not exist (that is OK).

  • bookmarks.html — Bookmarks.
  • user.js — User preferences.
  • prefs.js — User preferences and default preferences.
  • cookies.txt — Cookies.
  • hostperm.1 — Cookies' allow/deny list.
  • signons.txt — Password file.
  • key3.db — Supplements password file. Needs to be copied along with signons.txt.


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