How To Backup And Restore Mozilla Fire Fox On Windows And Linux
Mozilla Firefox is a commonly used Internet browser. Some time we need keep the backup of Firefox because we don’t need to loose our favorite bookmarks, saved sessions etc.
Conditions like Operating system re installation or up gradation and even hardware failures might cause loss of our favorite bookmarks. Following steps help us to backup and restore Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla Backup And Restore On On Linux Operating System
Mozilla Firefox profile and contents are saved on the user home directory.
# ls ~/.mozilla
By default Mozilla contents are kept on a hidden folder. It prevent accidentally deletion of the folder.
Backup Mozilla Firefox to the backup location using “cp” command.
# cp -r ~/.mozilla /backuplocation/mozilla-backup
Restore Mozilla Firefox
Close Mozilla Firefox application and copy the backup to user home directory.
# cp -r /backuplocation/mozilla-backup ~/.mozilla
Mozilla Backup And Restore On Windows Operating System
On Windows machine we are able to take backup of Mozilla Firefox using an application called MozBackup
Download MozBackup Application from the url link http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/download.php
Run MozBackup on windows machine
If multiple profiles are using, we need to select each of them for backup.
Save the profile as .pcv file. The .pcv file have all the backup of Mozilla Firefox.
Run MozBackup and select restore.
Choose the previously saved .pcv file for restoration.
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