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Windows 7: Re-install Firefox without losing BM & Ext's

16 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Re-install Firefox without losing BM & Ext's

Hi All!

Firefox "blew up" the other day- don't have a clue what happened, but it stopped working. So, the only sensible thing to do was re-install it, right?

Problem: If you re-install Firefox or Thunderbird you stand an excellent chance of losing all your Bookmarks and Add-Ons- not fun

Solution: MozBackup
This is a no-install portable utility that will back up everything related to Firefox and/or Thunderbird to the directory of your choice. You can even pick and choose which elements of the profile you want saved.
Re-install Firefox and restore your configuration with MozBackup. Easy as pie.

Edit: Just to clarify- this is not an add-on but a separate utility.

Here's the link to MozBackup: MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

I've used this little proggy numerous times on Windows 7 x64.
I think it's great and wanted to share.

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16 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I use MozBackup all the time.
It saves me time and hassle reconfiguring firefox.
A great add-on IMO.
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16 Dec 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I use MozBackup all the time.
It saves me time and hassle reconfiguring firefox.
A great add-on IMO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You should always get this option whenever you uninstall FF:

Re-install Firefox without losing BM & Ext's-screenshot00238.jpg

Just don't check it and you'll be good to go.

Of course, if you have a release version of FF installed you will not see Minefield but FireFox instead.

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