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Windows 7: Ok now what?

19 Jun 2010   #11

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

In the future you can keep a backup of your Passwords for Firefox but I tend to like things the same as I move from PC to PC having 3 on the network. I use an add in program/plugin called Xmarks which loads into Firefox and then is synchronizes my Bookmarks and Passwords when I tell it to, i.e. if I add a new Bookmark or Passwords I run the sync if not it does it the next time the PC boots up.

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20 Jun 2010   #12

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WES007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

Windows.old does not contain programs. They must be reinstalled with the original DVD or downloaded, again.

Passwords, settings etc, should have been saved by use of Windows easy transfer prior to the install.
ok, thanks you. but how do I get the passwords from old fire fox into the new one?
I could be wrong, and I hope that I am. I have never experienced it myself, but I thought that they were encrypted and could not be accessed once in Windows.old.
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20 Jun 2010   #13

Win7 x64 Ult

FWIW - I've used MozBackup - MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird - to save my FF data. In years of use it has never failed me.

I know it is too late for you now WES007, but never too late for the future.
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20 Jun 2010   #14


windows.old/users/(your old username)/app data/local/mozilla/profiles

copy that folder and merge it with the new mozilla folder
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