Quote: Originally Posted by Rockydog1947
Thanks for the reply, Two Cables. I was eventually able to back up all the programs that had info that was important.
You're welcome! I'm glad you were able to get all of them done as opposed to only some!
I never do that because I don't know if it gets everything. I just do what I recommended and everything is back to the way it was, including my about
:config tweaks (even my window size and position). The only thing that's not back to the way it was are my Plugins, and that's easy because it's just a matter of installing Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
So, the way I do it literally means that I don't lose anything. I can even be in the middle of typing something up in certain forms and continue typing where I left off afterward.
All I have to do is copy the contents of my user folder, paste it to a safe location, format and start over, install Windows, install Firefox, close Firefox (it's critical to let it open at least once), copy/paste that user data into the new folder, open Firefox, and it's like I never left.