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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    I'm about to do a clean wipe of my machine and I want to keep all my firefox settings.

    Mainly, I want to remember my cached passwords/cookies. I looked at my cookies folder in firefox's options, but it doesn't have an import/export function.

    Any suggestions?
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    Just a silly one that might work.

    With FF CLOSED. Copy & save this folder: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.

    Your path might be different. Then switch out on clean install. Might work with some quirks.

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    @zapjb - that would be useless, your settings are held elsewhere, the program files contains merely the basic install of fox.

    1. There is a fox extension to save all your settings - http://customsoftwareconsult.com/ext...febe/febe.html

    make sure to install the one with the added patch
    FEBE v4.0.4 will not properly backup/restore usernames/passwords for Firefox 2.0.*. Firefox 2.0 changed the way usernames/passwords are stored. The file "signons.txt" was changed to "signons2.txt" (I have no idea why). FEBE 4.0.4p contains a patch that allows FEBE to properly handle usernames/passwords for all Firefox versions (1.5 - 2.0).
    2. to be safe - simply save your entire fox profile
    -goto
    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\weirdletters.default
    copy the entire folder to safe place.
    it as all your settings.

    3.Your passwords are kept in these files in your profile,
    in there are 2 files
    signons2.txt
    and
    key3.db

    copy them over to your new profile folder which has been newly created after reinstall. (make sure firefox is closed)

    Alternatively in Options just take a screen grab of your passwords.
    Last edited by 100%; 05-21-2007 at 01:22 PM.

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    Mozbackup.

    Install program on current machine and make a backup of the default Firefox profile. Ignore the warning about some extensions not working (all mine do). Save the resulting file to a disk/flashdrive, whatever.

    Perform your new install and reinstall Firefox and Mozbackup.
    Open Firefox once then close it.
    Run Mozbackup and tell it to restore the default profile (point it to wherever you've saved the file).

    Voila! Firefox will be exactly the way it was before...whole process takes under five minutes.

    Note: You may have to change the default "save files to" in your downloads preferences if the PC's configuration has changed.
    Last edited by clocker; 05-21-2007 at 01:22 PM.
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    nice but
    mozbackup does not seem to save passwords nor user interface preferences etc
    or am i wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    -goto
    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\weirdletters.default
    copy the entire folder to safe place.
    it as all your settings.
    Just incase, in Vista the path is:
    c:\users\YOUR USERNAME\appdata\roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\weirdletters.default

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    nice but
    mozbackup does not seem to save passwords nor user interface preferences etc
    or am i wrong?
    You are wrong...it does (at least I'm pretty sure it does- it's been a while since I've had to use it...).
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    See I knew if I posted something silly. The experts would come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    See I knew if I posted something silly. The experts would come.

    Umm you are one the experts ! Windows is funny there's so many ways to fix problems, my fav is the reboot .

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    Hmm checked it out and it looks like it should do the trick. Then my I hit my snag. I'm using lolifox instead of firefox and it isn't detecting profiles correctly.

    So I'm just going to save my bookmarks and just go back and create new cookies when I need them.

    Thanks though!
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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