How To Backup And Restore Mozilla FireFox/Flock On Windows And Linux

By | October 22, 2009

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
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Run MozBackup on windows machine

Select backup.
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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.
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Choose the previously saved .pcv file for restoration.

Cheers!
Melbin Mathew
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Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More