MozBackup

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  1. WSFuser

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    hello,
    i used that extension a while back with no problems.
    just dont tick the box to backup your extentions.
    just backup your profile and bookmarks.
    i never got it to backup my extensions because of that warning and dont know what problems it could cause.
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    You could copy and paste the Mozilla folder at C:\Documents and Settings\"USERNAME"\Application Data to a safe location and use that as a backup.

    If I delete that folder and start FF it seems as if FF reverts to a new install with the welcome to FF start page coming up.

    Shutdown FF and restore the Mozilla folder and all my extensions,tabs and favourites are back again.

    Or at least that's how it seems to work here.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    Thats what I currently do but MozBackup interested me because I could tell it to ignore cookies or history.
     
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    I personally do a similar thing as @Franklin, manual backup of the essential bits in the Application Data folder, but I've had good reports from friends who use this extension, FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension), https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109
     
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    Last time I looked at MozBackup it seemed somehow deficient in some way, but I can't remember how or why... I think I ended up just backing up the profile folder and getting everything for sure...
     
  7. WSFuser

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    I just gave FEBE a try but I do not like it.

    I did a selective backup of my profile, and FEBE put everything into separate files and as a result I would have to restore the items separately instead of all at once. If you choose to backup your entire profile though, then FEBE makes it into one file.
     
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    Ok I decided to test MozBackup and (thankfully) it restored my extensions just fine. And unlike FEBE, it creates a one file backup regardlesss of what you backup plus I dont have to install it as either program or extension :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    sounds like MozBackup is the way to go for you,
    I wonder if the extension problem is just the normal one you run into with some extensions when upgrading to a new version of FireFox
     
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    FAB is nothing I would recommend. The detection methods are not that great. See my post at http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?s=&showtopic=12107&view=findpost&p=118495

    That was about a year ago. Never got an answer and still waiting for Version 3 :rolleyes:

    Al
     
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