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Windows 7: Firefox settings and Win 7 reformat?

09 Mar 2011   #1
msongs

 
 
Firefox settings and Win 7 reformat?

Hello,

thinking of reformatting my win 7 drive and doing a clean reinstall. Is there a way I can save all my firefox settings and add ons or will they still be active from on line when I download the latest FF install?

I know I have to download all the latest win 7 updates and drivers just like I did a year ago when I first installed win 7.

Thanks!


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09 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

go to the search box and type
%appdata%
and hit enter.
copy the mozilla folder to your back up
Paste it into the new installation the same way.
This is how I've been migrating my settings for several reformats now. It even keeps your passwords and form data.

If you are going to download the new version of firefox apply it to this installation first, or you could have some add on issues.
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10 Mar 2011   #3
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Get MozBackup It will recover all your settings, bookmarks, addons, etc.

MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird
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10 Mar 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Wow they actually make an app for it?
seems kind of redundant to make an app that just copies the appdata folder.
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10 Mar 2011   #5
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

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13 Mar 2011   #6
msongs

 
 

hello, we saved the mozilla folder and now we have the new win 7 and installed firefox same version we used to have.

so you said copy and paste "it". copy what? paste it where? It would help to know those 2 things.

Thanks!
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13 Mar 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

right Click and choose copy on the backup folder you saved
%appdata% then enter in search
that will open the right folder for you to paste into again.
you will need to right click on the open space in roaming when you paste, if asked to overwrite answer yes.
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14 Mar 2011   #8
msongs

 
 
thanks again!

thanks for the follow up information. worked fine :-)
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