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-http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ excellent profile backup utility for both firefox and thunderbird+http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ excellent profile backup utility for both Firefox and Thunderbird (discontinued).

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To backup your profile:

  1. Close all Mozilla programs, including Mozilla Application Suite, Firefox, and Thunderbird. Don't forget to exit Quicklaunch if it's open (on Windows: In your system tray next to the clock) and the Downloads window.
  2. Find your profile folder.
  3. Copy (don't move) your profile folder to another location.


Details for Thunderbird are here.

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.
  • prefs.js — Current user preferences
  • user.js — User preferences (overrides prefs.js)
  • cookies.txt — Cookies
  • hostperm.1 — Cookies/images/xpinstall permissions list
  • signons.txt — Saved passwords
  • key3.db — Supplements password file. Needs to be copied along with signons.txt.

External Links

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ excellent profile backup utility for both Firefox and Thunderbird (discontinued).